Watch Online: Barcelona - Mallorca (La Liga) 02.01.2022 20:00 - Sunday
The new year for Barcelona begins with a visit to Palma de Mallorca. The eponymous small football club, from this resort town, celebrated Christmas and New Year in the fifteenth position with predominant draws in their statistics. The Blaugranas took advantage of the consecutive losses of Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad, which is one point behind them and only two of the fourth Rayo Vallecano.
Mallorca sent last year with a heavy loss of 1: 4 as a guest of Granada. This was the sixth defeat for the team and the first after a victory over Atletico Madrid and draws with Getafe and Celta. Mallorca is not the best host, losing only to Osasuna at home, but also beating only Espanyol and Levante. The draws significantly prevailed, and in three of them no goal was scored.
And under Xavi, Barcelona are still unconvincing, but there are a lot of young guys out there right now who may be ready for something big next season. "Catalans" rarely lose, as it happened only five times during the season, but often allow it to be taken away from them by a point. In the last round, Barça totally dominated their visit to Seville, but the final result was only 1: 1.
Under the leadership of the legendary midfielder, Barcelona started with two dry nets in La Liga and the Champions League, but such is missing in six games. At the same time, the team is not so productive, which led to a loss to Betis and a draw with Osasuna in the championship. Today is another difficult match for Barça, as outside success was taken only by Villarreal, and five of the eight visits ended in a draw.
In view of the statistics, a bet on a tie in the upcoming match seems very attractive. So far, Mallorca has not lost to traditionally strong teams such as Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, Valencia and Villarreal, and the losses from Real Madrid and Real Sociedad were on foreign soil. At the same time, Barcelona has repeatedly faced teams from the lower half of the standings and the still inexperienced selection of Xavi is not ready for more permanent and convincing results, despite their dominance on the field.