What is the form of Barcelona compared to Mallorca?
Barcelona are currently on a five-game winning streak, a run which they mustered after going two in a row without victory against Levante and then Slavia Praha. In La Liga, the Blaugrana have won all but one of their last nine league games, the sole exception being the 3-1 loss against Levante.
Mallorca, meanwhile are in terrible form, hence their 17th position in the standings. They have lost their last two games and boast only three wins from their last 15 matches (D2, L10).
Barcelona vs Mallorca: what happened the last time they met?
It has been quite some time since these two clubs last locked horns. It was back in April 2013 and Barcelona came away with a huge win, beating Mallorca 5-0, with Fabregas bagging a hat-trick and Alexis Sanchez scoring the other two. Mallorca have lost their last five league clashes with the Blaugrana and have failed to score in four of those five encounters.
This is the first game for Barcelona since Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or. In the award ceremony last Monday, the Argentine was announced as the recipient of France Football’s 2019 prize after beating out Virgil Van Dijk in the closest race in history.
This means the Blaugrana’s legendary attacker is now the all-time leading Ballon d’Or winner with six titles under his belt, one clear of Cristiano Ronaldo. The 32-year-old will present the award to the Camp Nou fans before it’s back to business.
Despite this, the focus is on today’s game. Mallorca have won just two games from their last seven be the task remains the same nonetheless and that is to seal the victory. Valverde’s men are set for a few tricky games after this clash, traveling to Inter Milan in the Champions League this midweek before two tricky games away to Real Sociedad and at home to Real Madrid. Expect a huge win for the home side in Saturday’s tie.
TV channels and streaming broadcasts
In the USA: beIN SPORTS CONNECT, Fanatiz USA, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español
In the UK: Premier Sports 2, Premier Player HD, LaLigaTV
In Canada: beIN SPORTS en Español, beIN Sports Canada, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Canada
In Australia: beIN Sports Connect, Kayo Sports, beIN SPORTS 2
In Spain: Movistar Laliga, Mitele Plus
Barcelona vs Mallorca Broadcast Information
Stadium: Camp Nou (Barcelona)
Canada: beIN SPORTS CONNECT Canada, beIN Sports Canada, beIN SPORTS en Español, fuboTV Canada
France: beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Indonesia: beIN Sports 1 Indonesia, beIN Sports Connect Indonesia
Malaysia: beIN Sports Connect Malaysia, beIN Sports Malaysia
Netherlands: Ziggo Sport Select, Ziggo Sport 14
Nigeria: SuperSport 7 Africa, DStv Now, Canal+ Sport 2 Afrique, SL4G
Portugal: Eleven Sports 1 Portugal
Spain: Mitele Plus, Movistar Laliga
Turkey: Spor Smart HD
United Kingdom: Premier Player HD, Premier Sports 2, LaLigaTV
United States: beIN SPORTS en Español, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, Fanatiz USA, fuboTV