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Mallorca vs Barcelona: La Liga Match Preview, Predicted Line-ups and Fantasy XI

Xavi's Blaugranes will look to make it six wins in a row during Mallorca vs Barcelona, La Liga match on Tuesday.

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Xavi's men will look to make it six wins in a row during Mallorca vs Barcelona, La Liga match on Tuesday.

Match Details:

  • Location: Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • Stadium: Mallorca Son Moix Stadium
  • Date: Tuesday 26 September
  • Kick-off Time: 20:30 BST / 15:30 ET / 12:30 PT
  • Referee: Alejandro Muniz Ruiz
  • VAR: Eduardo Prieto Iglesias

Mallorca vs Barcelona: Match Preview

Barcelona would've had barely any time to celebrate their stunning late comeback against Celta Vigo as they're back in La Liga action on Tuesday night.

Xavi's champions travel to Mallorca having fought back from 2-0 down in the final ten minutes to win 3-2 on Saturday. Celta proved an efficient unit on the counter, and it looked as if Rafa Benitez's side would consign Barca to their first defeat of the season.

However, after Robert Lewandowski pulled one back with ten minutes remaining, Barca's late heroics almost felt inevitable. The veteran striker then drew the hosts level four minutes later, before Joao Cancelo won it in the 89th minute.

Saturday's victory means La Blaugrana sit top of La Liga after six games and their bright start will be expected to continue on Tuesday against a Mallorca side that have won just once this season. Tuesday's hosts were cast aside by Spain's early surprise package, Girona, 5-3 at the weekend.

Team News:

Mallorca:

The hosts don't have too many injury concerns ahead of Barcelona's visit, with Omar Mascarell and Antonio Raillo both still sidelined.

Javier Aguirre has so far adopted a rather uninspiring back five at the start of 2023/24, and he'll seek to contain Barca and spring on the counter-attack in a manner similar to Celta Vigo on Saturday.

Barcelona:

Frenkie De Jong | Mallorca vs Barcelona | Sportz Point.

Frenkie de Jong is set for a period of the sidelines after picking up an ankle injury / (Eric Alonso/GettyImages)

Frenkie de Jong was added to Barcelona's relatively short injury list at the weekend. The Dutch midfielder is expected to be out of action until November with an ankle injury

De Jong joins Pedri on the sidelines, although the Spaniard is edging closer to his return.

Ronald Araujo could make his first start since the season opener after earning minutes off the bench on Saturday, while Gavi and Alejandro Balde are sure bets to return to Xavi's starting XI.

Mallorca vs Barcelona: Head to Head

Mallorca: 0 wins

Barcelona: 5 wins

Draws: 0

Predicted Line-ups:

Mallorca predicted lineup vs Barcelona (5-3-2): Rajkovic; Maffeo, Valjent, Nastasic, Van der Heyden, Costa; Rodriguez, Costa, Darder; Muriqi, Stuani.

Barcelona predicted lineup vs Mallorca (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Cancelo, Araujo, Kounde, Balde; Romeu, Gundogan, Gavi; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Felix.

RCDM vs FCB: Fantasy XI

Ter Stegen; Cancelo, Araujo, Valjent, Nastasic, Rodriguez, Costa, Darder, Raphinha, Lewandowski, Felix

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