Mallorca vs Barcelona Spanish La Liga Date: 2 January 2022, Sunday Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET Venue: Visit Mallorca Estadi (Palma de Mallorca).
Barcelona will be hoping to improve their horrendous record on travels on Sunday evening when they take on bottom-half Mallorca in the 19th round of La Liga.
Blaugrana ended last year with a 1-1 draw away at Sevilla. It was pretty much a boring game without too many goal-scoring chances at either end.
Both goals came off set-pieces. New manager Xavi is yet to instill the fundamentals of his football philosophy into this young team.
Barcelona do have numerous problems with injured players. The likes of Memphis Depay, Ansu Fati, and Pedri missed most of the matches last month.
Nevertheless, the visitors should have a nice chance to start the year with a victory here against Mallorca who have suffered a tough 4-1 defeat at Granada in their previous league action.
Mallorca revealed plenty of defensive holes against the likes of Granada and Blaugrana do have enough weapons to hurt their back line, despite the mentioned missings.
Barcelona have won only one of nine games on the road since the beginning of the season but this is an ideal chance for them to get the much-wanted three-pointer and begin the comeback towards the top-four positions in the league ladder.
Mallorca vs Barcelona Head-to-head
Barcelona completely dominated this matchup over the course of history.
They won each of the last seven encounters against Mallorca, netting at least four goals in each of the last four victories in the process.
Barcelona defeated Mallorca by at least two goals difference in each of the last four head to head games on the road.
Mallorca vs Barcelona Prediction
Mallorca revealed their defensive holes in the 4-1 defeat at Granada in their previous La Liga action, while Barcelona do look a better team with Xavi at the helm instead of Ronald Koeman. The visitors will be highly motivated to get the result here being as many as 18 points below bitter rivals Real Madrid at the top of the league standings.
We can find the value in backing the away win at the sky-high 1.95 odds knowing that Barcelona won seven successive head to head games against Mallorca.