Primera Division Gameweek 34
May 1, 2022 KO: 19:00

Barcelona - Mallorca

Camp Nou Barcelona
Referee: Pablo González
Depay 25'  
Busquets 54'  
  79' Antonio Raíllo

Match preview

Fati to return, Dembele a doubt – How Barcelona could line up against Mallorca

Ansu Fati's season has been impacted by a number of injury issues, but Barca will be boosted by his return this weekend

Barcelona’s hunt for a Champions League spot continues on Sunday as they host Real Mallorca at Camp Nou.

Barca have lost their previous three matches at the venue – a first in the same season in the long history of the club – and they will be eager to avoid that run being extended as they seek to secure a top-four finish.

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Sevilla’s victory on Friday has put pressure on Xavi’s side.

There is mixed news on the injury front ahead of this encounter. Ansu Fati is set to make a welcome return to action after what has been an injury-interrupted campaign but on the flip side it appears unlikely that Ousmane Dembele will make the squad due to tonsillitis. The French winger’s form this season when fit has been exceptional.

Meanwhile, the other issues that Barcelona are coping with are largely in defence.

Gerard Pique is rated as doubtful while Oscar Mingueza is out with Covid. Sergi Roberto and Sergino Dest are also missing.

Nevertheless, Barcelona should be able to name a strong back four, with Dani Alves, Ronald Araujo, Eric Garcia and Jordi Alba playing in front of Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Pedri remains absent in midfield along with Nico Gonzalez, so a familiar trio of Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets and Gavi should start this match.

The front three is trickier to predict due to Dembele’s absence and the fact that Ansu is very unlikely to start this game after yet another injury concern. Also in attack, Martin Braithwaite has contracted Covid and will be unable to play any role in this match.

Ferran Torres and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will start, of course, leaving Adama Traore and Memphis Depay to squabble over the final position.

Possible Barcelona starting XI vs Mallorca

Match statistics

Barcelona
Statistics
Mallorca
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
12
7
Draws
4
0
Losses
4
13
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
42
23
Goals Per Game
2.10
1.15
More > 2.5 Goals
12
12
More > 3 Goals
10
4
Scored First in a Match
9
5
Scored Both Halves
9
4
Won More > 1 Goal
6
1
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
21
34
Did Not Score
3
10
Both Teams Scored
11
8
Kept Clean Sheet
7
2
Won Without Conceding
6
2
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
15
12
Shots on Target
5.35
3.60
Goals out of Shots
0.17
0.10
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
2.84
2.14
Penalties
0.20
0.25
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.35
0.10
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.00
0.15
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
9.15
12
Shots on Target Conceded
3.85
4.00
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.12
0.15
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
10
15
Yellow Cards
2.45
2.75
Red Cards
0.05
0.05