La Liga Betting Tips

Barcelona vs Mallorca betting tips: La Liga preview, predictions and odds

Barcelona have won their last eight meetings with Mallorca, scoring 29 and conceding just four. Mallorca's last win over Barça came at Son Moix 13 years ago, last leaving Camp Nou victorious in 2008; they came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 that night.   

Over 2.5 goals is 8/15.

Over 2.5 goals and both teams to score is 11/10.

Barcelona to win, over 2.5 goals and both teams to score is 13/8.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is 11/4 to break the deadlock and 8/13 to add to his nine La Liga goals. 

Match preview

In case you're not keeping up, Barcelona are rubbish again.

Last Sunday night, despite dominating the play, Barça were beaten 1-0 at home by relegation threatened Rayo Vallecano.

This means Xavi's side have lost three successive games at Camp Nou, following a 3-2 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt and another shock 1-0 reverse against Cádiz.

The former saw them crash out the UEFA Europa League, while the defeats to Cádiz and Rayo ended any hopes of a title race.

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This is the first time ever that Barcelona have lost three successive home matches within the same season.

In this period, they have enjoyed an impressive 1-0 away victory over Real Sociedad; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the only scorer in San Sebastián.

Thus, the Blaugrana are still second, but in a battle to ensure they cling onto their Champions League place.

Barça are level on points with Sevilla, two clear of Atlético Madrid and six above Real Betis, the side aiming to gatecrash the top four positions.

Thus, Xavi's team need to get back to winning ways and quickly.

RCD Mallorca meanwhile are fighting for their lives at the other end of the table.

Los Bermellones enjoyed a massive victory in their last game, beating relegation-rivals Deportivo Alavés 2-1 at Son Moix.

Abdón and Vedat Muriqi scoring in Palma, before Antonio Raíllo's own goal set up a nervy finish in the Balearic Islands.

This means Javier Aguirre has won both home games since arriving as Mallorca boss, also beating Atlético Madrid 1-0 ten days earlier.

So, his team start the weekend two places and two points above the relegation zone, but with five massive games remaining to save themselves.

Will Barça avoid a fourth successive defeat at Camp Nou?

Barcelona team news

It is no coincidence that Barcelona's season has completely fallen off a cliff since Pedri suffered a season-ending injury in Frankfurt.

He, Sergiño Dest and Óscar Mingueza are all going to miss this one, as well as the long-term absentees.

Gerard Piqué is likely to return at centre-back though, probably with Ronald Araújo alongside and 38 year old Dani Alves on the right.

Without Pedri, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong and Gavi is the first-choice midfield trio.

In attack, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was on fire when he arrived in Catalonia but has only scored twice in seven games since the Clásico.

Likewise, Ousmane Dembélé's form has deteriorated in recent weeks but those two and Ferran Torres could continue to lead the attack.

Mallorca team news

Real Madrid loanee Takefusa Kubo had been struggling for minutes under Javier Aguirre, but started an impressed in the win over Alavés.

Vedat Muriqi will continue to lead the attack, looking to add to his four goals since joining on loan from Lazio.

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