Barcelona will look to get back to winning ways this Sunday when they welcome Real Mallorca to Camp Nou.
Venue: Camp Nou (Barcelona)
Barcelona have lost their last three home games.
They have failed to score in their last two home games and have conceded five times across their last three home games.
The hosts have scored 61 goals in the league this season. Only Real Madrid (69 goals) have scored more goals.
Real Mallorca have scored just 29 goals this season. Only bottom-placed Alaves (26 goals) have scored fewer goals.
The visitors have lost their last nine away games.
They have failed to score in their last three away league games.
Head to head
Barcelona have won the last eight head-to-head meetings between both sides.
Latest performances in all competitions
Barcelona will look to arrest a poor run of form when they welcome RCD Mallorca to Camp Nou this Sunday.
The Catalan side have struggled in recent times, losing three of their last four games in all competitions, while crashing out of the Europa League.
The most shocking of their most recent losses came in their previous game against Cadiz, which was followed by a 1-0 loss to Rayo Vallecano last time. Their most recent loss made it three straight home losses for Xavi’s side for the first time in the club’s history.
Although they come into this tie sitting in second place, they could end the weekend down in fourth, given that they are just two points ahead of Atletico Madrid in fourth.
With five games still to play, their place in the top four is not secure yet as they are currently just six points ahead of fifth-placed Real Betis. As such, this game is a must-win for Xavi and his men, with the former Barca midfielder having urged his squad to “motivate” themselves to finish second.
Possible Barcelona starting line-up
Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Dani Alves, Ronald Araujo, Eric Garcia, Jordi Alba; Gavi, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong; Ousmane Dembele, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ferran Torres.
Injured: Oscar Mingueza, Martin Braithwaite, Pedri, Sergi Roberto, Sergino Dest
Real Mallorca are still in the race for survival and will be looking to make it two wins in a row when they travel to Barcelona this Sunday.
The visitors find themselves in a tight battle to avoid an immediate return to the second tier, but a return of six points from their last three games (including a shock 1-0 victory over Atlético Madrid) has sharpened their battle-readiness.
However, they cannot be backed to pick up a win here given that those wins have come at home where Mallorca have won 75% of their total league points. The Balearic outfit have a terrible away form and have lost their last eight away games while failing to score in their last three.
In addition, Mallorca manager Javier Aguirre has lost his last 12 matches against Barcelona, with his side on the day firing a blank on eight occasions.
Possible Mallorca starting line-up
Sergio Rico; Pablo Maffeo, Martin Valjent, Antonio Raillo, Brian Olivan; Salva Sevilla, Takefusa Kubo, Daniel Rodríguez, Iddrisu Baba; Angel Rodriguez, Bastidas.
Injured: Dominik Greif, Jaume Coast, Aleksander Sedlar
Suspended: Vedat Muriqi
Barcelona 3-0 Mallorca