Barcelona will be aiming to make it seven straight wins in all competitions when they continue their La Liga campaign away to Mallorca on Tuesday night. BetUS offers the best La Liga odds in the Spanish top-flight league.
Fade Mallorca As It Struggles Against Barcelona
Javier Aguirre‘s side was involved in an eight-goal thriller with Girona on Saturday, and the result went the way of the Catalan outfit, who recorded a 5-3 victory on home soil. Mallorca took the lead in the fourth minute through Vedat Muriqi but then conceded five times.
After six rounds, they are sitting 16th in the standings with just five points to their name, but they should be good enough to avoid relegation. The next game will not be much easier as Javier Aguirre’s team will welcome reigning champs, Barcelona.
RCD Mallorca was rarely trashed at its stadium, but allowing five goals is not a good sign before playing against Barcelona, who they always have a hard time against. We won’t include Mallorca in our free soccer picks this weekend.
Mallorca will be without the services of Omar Mascarell and Antonio Raillo on Tuesday through injury, but the home side is otherwise in good shape heading into this match. Head coach Aguirre is expected to resist the temptation to make wholesale changes to the side that conceded five against Girona, but there is expected to be a change at the back as they will definitely try to play for the draw.
Mallorca vs Barcelona Match Information
- Match: Mallorca (1-2-3) vs Barcelona (5-1-0)
- Location: Mallorca Son Moix Stadium, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
- Day/Time: Tuesday, Sept. 26, 3:30 p.m. ET
- Mallorca vs Barcelona Live Stream: fubo.tv
Bet on Barcelona Goals
The Catalan giants found themselves trailing 2-0 at home to Celta Vigo at the weekend with just 10 minutes left. It was a potentially huge setback for the Catalans, who had already lost pace in the title race after drawing 0-0 with Getafe in their opener.
However, Barca has been a different side since that goalless draw. They have turned on their attacking verve, which showed in the closing stages on Saturday. The Spanish champions struck three goals in eight minutes to turn that game on its head, claiming a sixth-straight win. We will continue to back them in our best soccer picks.
Xavi‘s side now has two more league games against Mallorca and Sevilla before traveling to Porto at the start of October for their second group game in the Champions League. Frenkie de Jong picked up an ankle issue, which is expected to sideline him for the next six weeks or so.
Pedri is also still out with a thigh problem, meaning that Gavi could feature alongside Oriol Romeu and Ilkay Gundogan in the midfield three. Ronald Araujo made his return from injury off the bench against Celta Vigo.
Barcelona Clear Betting Favorite
FC Barcelona has been victorious in their last 11 league encounters with Mallorca, while they have not lost to Tuesday’s opponents in Spain’s top flight since May 2009. The leaders have scored at least twice in their last six games, scoring 21 times during the process.
The Catalan outfit has picked up 16 points from their six league matches this season, which has left them at the top of the table. Robert Lewandowski is leading the top scorers chart in La Liga with five goals netted in six games.
Mallorca vs Barcelona Betting Lines
Mallorca vs Barcelona Best Soccer Bets for Sept. 26
The Catalan giants enter this clash as favorites, priced at -173 on the three-way moneyline according to our latest La Liga betting lines, while the goal line is set at 2½.
Barca has scored three or more in four of their last five matches and meet a Mallorca side who conceded five times at the weekend. The hosts have failed to score in their last two home games, and it will be very difficult for them to find the back of the net on Tuesday. We are backing Barcelona to extend their winning run, but we also expect them to score at least two goals on their own.