Barcelona to return to winning ways as they welcome Mallorca

Barcelona will be bidding to return to winning ways in Spain’s top flight when they welcome Mallorca to Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys on Friday evening.

The Catalan outfit are currently third in the La Liga table, eight points behind the leaders Real Madrid, while Mallorca occupy 15th position, eight points ahead of the relegation zone.

Barcelona made it seven games unbeaten in all competitions when they drew 0-0 away to Athletic Bilbao last weekend, with the result moving them onto 58 points from their 27 La Liga matches this season.

Xavi‘s side are third in the table, one point behind second-placed Girona and eight from the leaders Real Madrid with 11 games left, so a title challenge is still a possibility in the closing months of the campaign.

Barcelona are unbeaten since Xavi announced at the end of January that he would be standing down as head coach this summer, winning four and drawing two of their last six league matches, and they will be eyeing another victory here before switching their attention to the Champions League.

Mallorca are more than capable of making this an uncomfortable match for Barcelona, and we are expecting Friday’s clash to be close in terms of the scoreline. Barcelona need to win to stay in the title picture, though, and we are backing them to navigate their way to an important three points here.



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