Barcelona vs Mallorca Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips

Barcelona vs Mallorca Match Preview

Barcelona vs Mallorca will take place at the Estadi Olympic Lluis Companys in La Liga on March 8 as the hosts look to maintain their great run.

Barcelona enter this game on the back of a strong run of form. They are unbeaten in their last seven games across competitions and have kept three clean sheets in that run. With four wins and three draws, they have maintained pace with Real Madrid and Girona ahead of them. Barca smashed Getafe 4-0 before being held to a goalless draw by Athletic Club in their last game. They will look to put in a strong performance leading to their Champions League clash against Napoli.

Mallorca, on the other hand, are in pretty decent form despite being low in the table. They have lost just once in their last six games, recording three wins and two draws. In that span, they have kept two clean sheets and conceded a respectable five goals. Mallorca secured a heroic 1-0 win over Girona in their last game as Jose Copete’s first-half strike was enough to take them over the line. They will look to win more games in the next few weeks to distance themselves further from the drop zone.

With that said, let’s take a look at the team news for both sides.

Barcelona vs Mallorca Team News


Despite facing several injury concerns over the season, manager Xavi Hernandez has managed the team pretty well. However, he will be without Gavi (cruciate ligament), Ferran Torres (hamstring) and Alejandro Balde (tendon rupture).

Frenkie de Jong (ankle) and Pedri (hamstring) were added to that list in the last game as they both came off injured. Meanwhile, Ronald Araujo picked up his fifth booking in La Liga and will be suspended for the game against Mallorca.

Robert Lewandowski, Oriol Romeu, Joao Cancelo and Andreas Christensen are all at the risk of being suspended should they pick up another booking.


Pablo Maffeo
Mallorca’s Pablo Maffeo. (Credit: Getty Images)

Manager Javier Aguirre will have a much shorter injury list compared to his counterpart ahead of their match. Pablo Maffeo has been out since January and will mostly return towards the end of March.

Meanwhile, Jose Copete and Samu Costa are both at the risk of being suspended should they pick up another yellow card.

Barcelona vs Mallorca Predicted Lineups


With Pedri and de Jong out, Joao Felix and Fermin Lopez will slot into the lineup as replacements. Christensen will drop into defence with Oriol Romeu expected to start in midfield.

Predicted XI: Marc-Andre ter Stegen (C)(GK); Jules Kounde, Andreas Christensen, Pau Cubarsi, Joao Cancelo; Ilkay Gundogan, Oriol Romeu, Fermin Lopez; Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski, Joao Felix.

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Having secured an important win in their last game, Mallorca will retain the same combination for the next one.

Predicted XI: Predrag Rajkovic (GK); Giovanni Gonzalez, Martin Valjent, Antonio Raillo, Jose Copete, Toni Lato; Antonio Sanchez, Omar Mascarell, Dani Rodriguez; Cyle Larin, Vedat Muriqi.

Barcelona vs Mallorca Head-to-Head Record

These two sides have faced each other regularly over the last several seasons, with most games going Barcelona’s way. Mallorca last defeated them back in the 2008/09 season.

The last five games have seen Barca dominate as they won four, with the teams sharing one draw in their last meeting.

Last 5 Games

  • Mallorca 2-2 Barca (09/23)
  • Barca 3-0 Mallorca (05/23)
  • Mallorca 0-1 Barca (10/22)
  • Barca 2-1 Mallorca (05/22)
  • Mallorca 0-1 Barca (01/22)


Barcelona are heavy favourites to win this game and will likely do so in style. Despite injuries, they have enough firepower to earn a comprehensive win to keep their unbeaten run going. Mallorca will likely fall short but could get on the scoresheet considering their form of late.

Prediction: Barcelona 3-1 Mallorca.

Betting Tips & Odds

Barcelona have won each of their last five meetings against Mallorca at home, scoring an astounding 20 goals in the process. They have scored five in their last two meetings and will look to keep that trend going.

Barca have also kept clean sheets in four of their last six meetings, but that could be a challenge with Ronald Araujo out.

Ronald Araujo
Barcelona’s Ronald Araujo. (Credit: Getty Images)

Barcelona vs Mallorca Tips

  • Both Teams to Score – Yes: 1.97
  • Barcelona to Score in Both Halves – 2.30
  • Total Over 2.5 Goals – Yes: 1.81

Barcelona vs Mallorca Odds

  • Barcelona Win: 1.48
  • Draw: 4.60
  • Mallorca Win: 7.20

Barcelona vs Mallorca Timings & Telecast

  • Date & Time: Friday, March 8th at 8:00 PM (GMT).
  • India: Sports18, JioCinema app & website.
  • UK: ITV.
  • US: ESPN+.
  • Spain: Movistar Plus, DAZN.

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