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Barcelona vs. Real Mallorca Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
05 December 2019
Camp Nou – La Liga
Barcelona need to remain perfect as Real Madrid push them in the race to top La Liga. The island club, meanwhile, are hovering around the bottom three.
Barca and Mallorca haven’t met since the 2012-13 season. That year saw two comprehensive Catalan wins, 4-2 at Mallorca and 5-0 at Camp Nou.
Mallorca haven’t beaten Barca since a 2-1 win in May 2009.
Barcelona’s defensive issues look set to continue, with Gerard Pique facing a race to be fit in time to face Mallorca.
The former Spanish international went off with a knee injury in the 1-0 over Ateltico Madrid, with fellow defenders Jordi Alba and Nelson Semedo already ruled out, alongside Ousmane Dembele.
Mallorca boss Vicente Moreno should have a clean bill of health for the trip to Catalonia, with the only absentee being defender Lumor, who was sent off in last weekend’s 2-1 defeat at home to Real Betis.
Barcelona vs. Real Mallorca Preview and Predictions
Real Madrid are applying significant title pressure on Barcelona at the moment, and December’s El Clasico meeting could go so way to indicating where the title will end up this season.
With that in mind, Barcelona cannot afford any potential slip ups, even with their injury concerns in defence.
Real Mallorca have grabbed a few headlines so far this season, including that 1-0 victory at home to Zinedine Zidane’s side. However, in truth they have found the top flight tough going, with no away win so far this season.
Barcelona might not have it all their own way, but Ernesto Valverde’s side look good for another three points, priced at 0.2.
With players out of action at the back, Barcelona will be looking to their forwards to drive them on, and they have netted three or more goals in four of their last five games at the Camp Nou.
A Barcelona win, with over 2.5 total goals scored looks a really strong option, priced at 0.36.
Barcelona to win 3-1 at 10.0
Valverde’s side might not be at their free-flowing best at the moment, but they still boast an outstanding attacking unit, and they should have a busy day against a poor Mallorca defence.
Lionel Messi to score first at 2.2
Messi scored the crucial winner in the 1-0 win at Atletico Madrid last weekend, and he is Barcelona’s leading scorer so far this season, with nine.
He also has seven goals in his last five appearances against Real Mallorca.