LaLiga – Mallorca to face Barcelona on Match-day 7
Barca, remain in contention for Champion’s League qualification, sitting in second place and eight places above tenth placed Mallorca, going into the clash.
Mallorca have eight points to their name, going into this tie
Mallorca will be full of confidence, going into this fixture on that back of two successive wins against Almería and R Madrid. They will need this if they are to retain their run.
Also, can Mallorca extend their incredible run of one wins? Their position is tenth in the League and they have eight points, that is, 2W, 2L and 2D having won two meetings, drawn two fixtures, and lost two games.
When Mallorca host Barca, they will do so on the back of one win, one draw, and one losse on their own ground.
A win in this fixture, would take Mallorca’s points from 8 to 11, so far this season.
Mallorca may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.
Barcelona’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 16 points this season
Barca will be buoyant, following a 3-0 home win against Elche in their last fixture.
Also, that’s a run of five wins for Barca, a rich vein of form that has drastically improved their LaLiga position. They currently stand second in the League, with 16 points for a total of 5 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws having won five matches and drawn one game.
Barca have won three fixtures of their three League matches away from home this season.
Barcelona will have 19 points if they manage to secure a victory.
Injury and illness have depleted Xavi’s Barca and they will likely be missing five key personnel for Saturday’s match.
Mallorca v Barcelona – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Barca with a greater number of wins. In the last 38 meetings, they have enjoyed 26 victories, to Mallorca’s seven wins. In addition, the last 20 fixtures against Barca have resulted in twelve wins for Mallorca. The last time they played each other in this competition was May 2022, when The Vermilions walked away as 2-1 winners.
Players to watch
For Mallorca, Vedat Muriqi is one of the top performing players after having scoredthree goals in six League games this season, while Robert Lewandowski has nettedeight goals in six League matches so far for Barca.