We have not had a lot of football to enjoy since the early part of March, which is basically something that can be said for any sport that you care to mention. The tide is turning, though, as the major European Leagues are getting back to the business of finishing the regular seasons that were disrupted at the start of the pandemic. The German Bundesliga was the first league to return, but over the course of the next week to 10 days, we will see three more return. That includes La Liga in Spain, which will be back again starting on Friday, June 12. Let’s have a closer look at one of the upcoming matches so can you make your bets against their La Liga odds.
Barcelona Vs Mallorca Game Info
The games are going to be coming thick and fast over the next month or so, which is great news for soccer fans everywhere. With La Liga also ensuring that no two games start at the same time, it is also great news for those of us who love to wager on the beautiful game. There are 11 rounds still to play in La Liga, with Barcelona leading Real Madrid by just 2 points. Barca will return with a road trip to face Mallorca on Saturday. They are favored by 1 ½2, with the goal total set at 3 ¼.
Why bet on RCD Mallorca
Mallorca are probably one of the teams relieved to see the season return instead of being cancelled. Had La Liga cancelled and gone the route of other leagues, Mallorca would have been relegated. As it is, they have a shot at fighting for their life over the next 11 games. With a 7-4-16 record and just 25 points on the season, Mallorca are in the drop zone, but the good news is that they are just 2 points out of the safety zone. The bad news is that they are getting back to action against Barcelona, a team that has outscored them 14-4 in their last 3 meetings. Mallorca have picked up the majority of their points at home this season, going 6-2-6. They have scored 16 and surrendered 14 in those 14 games.
Why bet on FC Barcelona
There is almost certainly going to be a little bit of rust to shake off after sitting out for a couple of months, but this Barcelona team is loaded with talented players, so do not expect them to take to long to get back into gear. This team has scored 63 goals in 27 games, but their wide open style of play sometimes leaves them exposed at the back, where they have given up 31 goals, which is a lot for a league leader. They have not been particularly great on the road, though, and are just 5-3-5 away from home, scoring 18 and surrendering 19. The first meeting between these two teams came earlier in the season, with Barcelona winning that one 5-2.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
As poor as Barcelona have been on the road this season, this feels like the perfect matchup for them in their return to action. I think that the 1 ½ goal spread is fabulous value, so I am all over Barcelona to win this one going away.
Pick: Mallorca 1 Barcelona 4