LaLiga Barcelona Vs Mallorca Matchday 28
The Saturday return to action for La Liga leaders Barcelona and relegation-challenged RCD Mallorca kicks off at 10 p.m. local time at Son Moix Stadium on the island of Mallorca. Barcelona resumes play with a two-point lead over rival Real Madrid in their quest for a third straight La Liga title. The Blaugrana lead La Liga in total goals with 63, 14 more than next highest-scoring team. Let’s jump right into action so you can plan ahead your bets against their LaLiga odds for this Barcelona Vs Mallorca affair.
LaLiga Barcelona Vs Mallorca Preview
The teams played at Camp Nou on December 7 with Barcelona winning 5-2 as Lionel Messi scored a hat trick while Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suarez also found the net. Barca have dominated this series lately, winning the last six by a combined score of 24-4. The last time Mallorca beat Barcelona was in May of 2009 with a 2-1 win.
RCD Mallorca Betting Preview
Los Bermellones have no choice but to hit the ground running as they currently sit in 18th place at the LaLiga standings, a relegation spot, one point behind Celta Vigo. Survival won’t be easy though as they not only play Barcelona Saturday but also have June games against eighth place Villarreal and second place Real Madrid, both on the road. The good news is Mallorca is at home where they have 20 of their 25 points on the season including a 1-0 win over Real Madrid on October 19.
In their last game before the COVID break, Mallorca won at Eibar 2-1 March 7 and they have drawn a point from three of their last four games. Croatian forward Ante Budimir leads the team with nine goals on the season, two against Barcelona, and no one else has more than five. Mallorca have allowed 44 goals, the second most in La Liga play with keeper Manolo Reina surrendering 41 goals in 26 starts.
FC Barcelona Betting Preview
Despite missing six weeks of the season to injury, Messi leads the team with 24 total goals, 19 in league play and has a team-best 16 assists. Suarez has 14 total goals and 10 assists while Griezmann has 14 goals. Both Messi (thigh) and Suarez (knee) are in fitness races to be ready for Saturday’s return tilt but manager Quique Setien is confident he will have both superstars on the pitch.
In their last game before the break, Barcelona shutout Real Sociedad 1-0 at home on March 7 with Messi tallying the lone goal. Barca have struggled in league play on the road this season with five wins, five losses and three draws. Goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has allowed 29 goals in 26 league games with eight clean sheets.
Barcelona Vs Mallorca Betting Lines
MyBookie has Mallorca +786 to win, Barcelona -370 to win, a Draw at +449 and the Over/Under is 3 ¼
Messi has scored 15 goals in his career against Mallorca and the defending champions have scored at least four goals in four of their last five games against Los Bermellones. While their may be some rust and fitness concerns for both teams, look for Barcelona to make things tough on Mallorca all night long.
My Bookie Free Pick: Over 3 ¼ goals (-107)