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El Sardinero (ATT 10,000) 12th April 2012 - Kick off 20:00 Ref: D Fernandez Borbalan

R Santandr Racing Santander vs Real Mallorca Mallorca

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Caparros warns against complacency

Last Updated: 11/04/12 6:52pm

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Joaquin Caparros: We won't allow anyone to relax

Joaquin Caparros: We won't allow anyone to relax

Real Mallorca coach Joaquin Caparros is determined to ensure no complacency creeps into his squad as they look to guarantee themselves Primera Division football for next season.

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Racing Santander 17/10, Draw 9/4, Real Mallorca 13/8. Bet now

Mallorca appeared comfortably placed in mid-table after taking eight points from four games at the start of March, but just one point from their last three outings, combined with the improved form of several of the teams below them, means there is still work to do for the Balearic club.

They head into Thursday's trip to struggling Racing Santander in 15th in the table, seven points above Real Zaragoza and the relegation zone.

"We won't allow anyone to relax, we've achieved nothing yet," said Caparros. "Nor will the players relax subconsciously. That's my obligation and if we don't get a positive result (Thursday) it won't be because we're too relaxed."

Mallorca will be expected to pick up three points against a Racing side who are without a victory in three months and who have lost seven of their last nine matches.

Nevertheless, Caparros said: "Their fans are going to be behind them and it's going to be a difficult game. We need to be focused and on our game.

Mathematically they still have a chance and much will depend on Thursday.

"We are playing for our lives, since July we've worked very hard, we want our reward for that and above all to reward our fans."

Racing's bid to escape the drop has not been helped by a spate of red cards, with six coming in their last 12 league matches.

The latest came in Monday's fixture at high-flying Malaga, with Francis Perez receiving his marching orders in just the third minute as 10-man Racing slumped to a 3-0 defeat that leaves them seven points away from safety.

Best Bet: Draw HT, Real Mallorca FT - 5/1

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Atletico Madrid 38 90
2 Barcelona 38 87
3 Real Madrid 38 87
4 Athletic Bilbao 38 70
5 Sevilla 38 63
6 Villarreal 38 59
7 Real Sociedad 38 59
8 Valencia 38 49
9 Celta Vigo 38 49
10 Levante 38 48
11 Malaga 38 45
12 Rayo Vallecano 38 43
13 Getafe 38 42
14 Espanyol 38 42
15 Granada 38 41
16 Elche 38 40
17 Almeria 38 40
18 Osasuna 38 39
19 Real Valladolid 38 36
20 Real Betis 38 25

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