Saturday’s clash at Visit Mallorca Estadi pits Mallorca and Barcelona, two teams with entirely different objectives in the La Liga. You can live bet on the Spanish top-flight league by using our sportsbook.
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Mallorca: Decent Start
After a heavy 4-1 defeat to reigning champs Real Madrid, Mallorca bounced back by beating Almeria 1-0 on home soil. With eight points to their name picked up in six La Liga fixtures, Mallorca is now sitting 10th in the standings.
They are playing in consecutive La Liga seasons for the first time since 2013, having finished 16th in Spain’s top flight last season, one point ahead of 18th-place Granada in a tense battle to avoid the drop. The Pirates are likely to again be in the relegation mix this season, but it has been a relatively encouraging start for the club. Still, if you’re betting online, Mallorca is a team to fade, especially against the big names in the league.
Vedat Muriqi is the player to watch for the hosts as he already scored three goals in the Spanish top-flight league. He extended his brilliant run of form during the international break when he netted three goals for Kosovo against Northern Ireland and Cyprus. Mallorca will again be without the services of Dominik Greif due to a hip problem while Amath Ndiaye and Tino Kadewere are doubtful for the home side.
Barcelona: Best Attack in La Liga
The Catalan giants are eyeing their sixth consecutive league win and a triumph over Mallorca could see them overtake Real Madrid at the top of the table. Xavi’s men look unstoppable at the moment. They have the best attack and the best defense in the league with 18 goals and just one conceded in six games, and they will definitely come out on top on Saturday.
Their new star striker, Robert Lewandowski, is enjoying life with the club. He’s scored eight goals and offered two assists so far, leading the La Liga top scorers’ chart. All Ronald Araujo, Frenkie De Jong, Jules Kounde and Memphis Depay returned from international duty with injuries and they are doubtful for this clash.
Barcelona has picked up 16 points from their opening six matches, which has left them in the second spot in the table, two points behind Real Madrid. The visitors’ recent league form has been excellent, and we are fully expecting them to add three more points on the board here in a comfortable fashion, so we will include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Mallorca vs Barcelona Head-to-Head
Barcelona managed to win the last nine mutual encounters against Mallorca, keeping six clean sheets in the process. On top of that, they covered the spread on seven occasions. On the road, they won their previous six head-to-heads against Mallorca, keeping five clean sheets and scoring 15 goals in the process.
Last season, they were one of the best teams on the road, winning nine of 19 away games. Mallorca has the worst attack of the top 15 teams in the standings with just six goals netted, but they do tend to keep it tight at home, allowing just three goals in three clashes.
Mallorca vs Barcelona Match Information
- Game: Mallorca (2-2-2) vs Barcelona (5-1-0)
- Location: Visit Mallorca Estadi (Palma de Mallorca)
- Day/Time: Saturday, Oct. 1st, 3 p.m. ET
- Mallorca vs Barcelona Live Stream: fubo.tv
Mallorca vs Barcelona Betting Lines
Mallorca vs Barcelona Prediction
As expected, the visitors enter this clash as heavy favorites at -280 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at three.
Barcelona is a world-class team and their summer transfers are probably the best in Europe. They added a goal-machine in Lewandowski, who’s delivering week in and week out. The difference in quality between the two sides is immense and the head-to-head record speaks for itself. The visitors should win this clash in style. They have the necessary weapons to score at least three goals on their own and cover the spread.