Barcelona vs Mallorca: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Monday, December 2, 2019 6:33 PM UTC

Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 6:33 PM UTC

Mallorca have the league's worst away record...
<div><div><div><div id=":od"><div id=":oc"><div dir="ltr"><h2>Barcelona v Mallorca</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Saturday, December 7, at Camp Nou</strong></a></p><p>Barcelona secured a superb 1-0 victory over Atletico Madrid on Sunday and that ensured they remain top of La Liga. They have now won three games in a row and they are comfortably the top scorers in the division, so they are odds-on favourites to seize the title. Newly promoted Mallorca have been strong at home this season, but dreadful on the road. They have lost all six away games, scoring a mere three goals in that time, so they could be lambs to the slaughter when they visit Camp Nou at the weekend.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Barcelona were missing key midfielder Sergio Busquets for Sunday’s game, and Ivan Rakitic came into the team alongside Frenkie de Jong and Artur. They looked solid in the middle of the park, but Busquets is likely to regain his place now that his suspension is served. Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann started as an outrageously talented attacking triumvirate, and they should all feature against Mallorca on Saturday. Barcelona have already won their Champions League group, so there is no need to rest players ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Milan to face Inter. It means Ernesto Valverde can focus solely on overwhelming Mallorca and then give squad players a run out in Milan.</p><p><a href=";a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>Mallorca had left-back Lumor Agbenyenu sent off for a second bookable offence during the closing stages of their 2-1 home defeat to Real Betis on Saturday. He will miss this game, and that could be a problem if Messi drifts out to the right. Key men Cucho Hernandez and Abdul Rahman Baba are both injured for the visitors, who are likely to match Barcelona with a 4-3-3 formation.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>This is the sort of game that Barcelona should win with ease. They have one all six home games this season, whereas Mallorca have lost all six of their road trips, so sticking Barca in an accumulator is a no-brainer. However, you will need to dig deeper to find more value on this game. One intriguing option is backing Barcelona to win both halves. They have won the first half in five of their six home games so far this season, and they have won the second half in five of their six home games. Mallorca have lost the first half in four of their six away matches, and lost the second half in four of six away matches too. Another option would be Barcelona to win to nil, due to Mallorca’s struggles in front of goal on their travels.</p><p><strong>Tips: <a href=";a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Betfair">Barcelona to win both halves at 2.10 (11/10) with Betfair</a>; <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Bet365">Barcelona to win to nil at 1.80 (4/5) with Bet365</a></strong></p></div></div></div></div></div></div>
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