RCD Mallorca vs. Barcelona 6/13/20 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
RCD Mallorca 7-4-16, Barcelona 18-4-5
6/13/20 4 pm
Over 2.5 (-225), Under 2.5 (+175)
RCD Mallorca is hosting Barcelona at Estadi de Son Moix in round 28 of Spanish LaLiga.
Mallorca has been struggling this season, It was expected from them because they are not a strong team. With 25 points, Mallorca is in 18th place, still in the relegation zone, but only 1 point away from the safety. Mallorca hasn’t been scoring a lot of goals, only 28 in 27 games, but they conceded massive 44 goals and their defense needs a lot of work. Mallorca has won only 2 of their last 8 games and has conceded at least 1 goal in 7 of those 8 games. In their last match in LaLiga, before it was paused, Mallorca was playing against Eibar on the road. Mallorca was the weaker team in that match with only 34% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and low 63% of the correct passes, but somehow, Mallorca was able to score 2 goals and to win this match 1-2. Ante Budimir is the leading goal scorer for Mallorca with 9 goals. Baba and Koutris are the only 2 injured players for Mallorca and they will miss this match. Mallorca isn’t a strong team, but they also aren’t the worst team in LaLiga and I believe they will stay in LaLiga next season as well, as long as they slightly improve their defense for the rest of the game this season.
Barcelona is at the top of LaLiga with 58 points, 63 scored goals, and 31 conceded goals. Offensively, Barcelona is the best in Spain, but their defense has been making mistakes this season and they have conceded 31 goals in 27 games. Barcelona was facing Napoli is the first round of the Champions League knockouts, and the first leg has ended in a 1-1 draw. Messi is Barcelona’s best player, top goal scorer and top assistant with 19 goals and 12 assists. Suarez added 11 goals and 7 assists, while Griezmann has 8 goals and 4 assists. Dembele is the only injured player, while Lenglet is suspended because of the yellow cards. In their last LaLiga match against Real Sociedad, Barcelona has had54% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, and 83% of the correct passes. Barcelona was struggling in this match with finishing their chances but has won this game 1-0 with a goal from a penalty kick in 81st minute. Offensively, Barcelona is playing well, but coach Setien must find a way to improve their defense because Real Madrid is on their tail, and they are playing much better defense. As far as the Champions League goes, I believe that Barcelona will advance to the next stage when the Champions League starts again of course.
The trends are on Barcelona’s side, and Mallorca hasn’t won any of their last 6 games against Barcelona. In the last seven games between Mallorca and Barcelona, we saw at least 2 goals, and I think the same will happen in this match. Barcelona must start the season again in the best way, and that is with a win against a weak opponent.