On Tuesday night, Real Mallorca hosts reigning champions Barcelona at the Estadio San Moix as the Islanders look to kickstart their La Liga campaign.Real Mallorca form guide
Javier Aguirre’s team heads into this game on the back of a 5-3 defeat at the hands of Girona last time out in La Liga. The loss ended a two-game unbeaten run for Mallorca, in which they drew 0-0 with Athletic Club and recorded a 1-0 win at Celta Vigo.
Mallorca’s recent matches in the Spanish top flight have been relatively low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in four of their previous six outings in La Liga.
Despite their underwhelming start to the new league campaign, Mallorca have been difficult to beat on home soil of late in the Spanish top-flight, as they suffered just one defeat in their last nine league matches at the San Moix. Their recent home games in La Liga have also been low-scoring, though, with under 2.5 goals scored in five of their last six outings.Barcelona form guide
The Catalan giants moved back to the top of the table last time out by coming back from two goals down to beat Celta Vigo 3-2. The victory was Barcelona’s fifth straight league win and sixth straight in all competitions. A record of five wins and a draw from their opening six matches in La Liga is a stellar one.
Barcelona have now also recorded back-to-back away victories in the Spanish top-flight at Villarreal and Osasuna. The 2-1 win in Pamplona in their last away game means the visitors haven’t been beaten on their travels in La Liga in three matches.What am I backing?
Mallorca have been poor for much of the league campaign so far, and I believe Barcelona will have far too much quality for the Islanders, which is why I am backing the away win.