The Saturday night action in La Liga sees champions and league leaders Barcelona play host to a struggling Real Mallorca, who have lost all six away matches to date in the division. A home victory seems almost inevitable from this game.
Where and when: Camp Nou, Barcelona – 7 December, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Barcelona vs. Real Mallorca: William Hill, Premier Sports
Last time: The last meeting between the two sides was in April 2013 as Barcelona ran out 5-0 victors at the Camp Nou, in a campaign which saw the visitors ultimately relegated. Cesc Fabregas scored a hat-trick that day with Alexis Sanchez netting twice.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Mallorca double chance||9/2||Offer|
|Over 4.5 goals||2/1||Offer|
|Arturo Vidal anytime scorer||49/20||Offer|
Barcelona vs. Real Mallorca Predictions and Preview
Barcelona have badly struggled for form this season – they have already lost three league matches but do remain top of the table, albeit on goal difference ahead of Real Madrid.
Ernesto Valverde’s side have won their last four games in all competitions to relieve the pressure on the under-fire boss, including an impressive win at Atletico Madrid last time out.
Real Mallorca are just one point and one place above the drop zone but they have struggled badly away from home this campaign.
The newly-promoted side have lost all six of their away games to date this campaign and have failed to score in four of those.
Unsurprisingly due to their stature, the hosts are favourites for this encounter at odds of 1/8 with an Mallorca victory priced at 20/1 and the draw available at 15/2.
There have been 52 goals over Barcelona’s 16 league games – more than four per game – while Mallorca have shipped 23 goals this campaign. Over 4.5 goals is priced at 2/1 with over 5.5 at a tempting 15/4.
A ‘double chance’ on Mallorca to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 9/2 while a Barca win/draw outcome is at 1/100.
If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 4/9.
One to watch for Barcelona: Arturo Vidal has already notched up four goals in La Liga this season – against Real Betis, Sevilla, Real Valladolid and Leganes – and is at a tempting 49/20 to find the net here.
One to watch for Real Mallorca: Takefusa Kubo left Barcelona as a teenager and joined Real Madrid this summer, before his loan move to the visitors here. Is at 17/2 to score at any point.
Long shot: Barcelona have conceded just three times in their last five games while Mallorca have scored just 14 league goals this term. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 22/1.