Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: FC Barcelona v. RCD Mallorca Preview

Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: FC Barcelona v. RCD Mallorca Preview

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These two sides could not have arrived in more contrasting form. While Los Blaugranas sit at the top of the table with 58 points and just five losses all season, Mallorca would get relegated if the season ended today. Los Bermellones have lost just one of their last four games (W2, D1, L1), however, so they shouldn't be ruled out entirely. However, playing against Barcelona is tough for any team – especially after the league underwent a three-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Los Blaugranas have won just one of their last five games, though, posting a W1, D2, L2 mark in that stretch. Can they leave their woes aside to win in a tough venue?

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RCD Mallorca: W2, D1, L2

FC Barcelona: W4, L1

Team News

RCD Mallorca

OUT: Lumor Agbenyenu (undisclosed), Leonardo Koutris (knee)

Doubtful: Abdul-Rahman Baba (knee)

FC Barcelona

OUT: Clement Lenglet (suspension), Ousmane Dembele (hamstring)

Doubtful: Lionel Messi (thigh), Samuel Umtiti (calf), Luis Suarez (knee), Arthur (ankle), Sergi Roberto (thigh), Anssumane Fati (knee)

Expected Lineups

RCD Mallorca: Manolo Reina; Fran Gamez, Antonio Raillo, Aleksandar Sedlar, Martin Valjent; Alejandro Pozo, Iddrisu Baba, Takefusa Kubo, Dani Rodriguez; Ante Budimir, Cucho Hernandez

FC Barcelona: Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Ivan Rakitic; Antoine Griezmann, Lionel Messi, Martin Braithwaite

Top Picks

Lionel Messi, Barcelona:

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These two sides could not have arrived in more contrasting form. While Los Blaugranas sit at the top of the table with 58 points and just five losses all season, Mallorca would get relegated if the season ended today. Los Bermellones have lost just one of their last four games (W2, D1, L1), however, so they shouldn't be ruled out entirely. However, playing against Barcelona is tough for any team – especially after the league underwent a three-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Los Blaugranas have won just one of their last five games, though, posting a W1, D2, L2 mark in that stretch. Can they leave their woes aside to win in a tough venue?

Recent Form

RCD Mallorca: W2, D1, L2

FC Barcelona: W4, L1

Team News

RCD Mallorca

OUT: Lumor Agbenyenu (undisclosed), Leonardo Koutris (knee)

Doubtful: Abdul-Rahman Baba (knee)

FC Barcelona

OUT: Clement Lenglet (suspension), Ousmane Dembele (hamstring)

Doubtful: Lionel Messi (thigh), Samuel Umtiti (calf), Luis Suarez (knee), Arthur (ankle), Sergi Roberto (thigh), Anssumane Fati (knee)

Expected Lineups

RCD Mallorca: Manolo Reina; Fran Gamez, Antonio Raillo, Aleksandar Sedlar, Martin Valjent; Alejandro Pozo, Iddrisu Baba, Takefusa Kubo, Dani Rodriguez; Ante Budimir, Cucho Hernandez

FC Barcelona: Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Ivan Rakitic; Antoine Griezmann, Lionel Messi, Martin Braithwaite

Top Picks

Lionel Messi, Barcelona: Who else but Messi here? The Argentina international has been listed as doubtful due to a thigh problem, but the manager reported he is fine and widely expected to start. He is a must-start player, as well as strong captaincy alternative, every time he is expected to play.

Antoine Griezmann, Barcelona: Griezmann has not lived up to the hype since joining Barcelona, but the Frenchman is a strong alternative to thrive here, especially with Luis Suarez being doubtful due to injury. The Frenchman has eight goals and four assists in 26 league matches in 2019/20.

Captain and Vice-Captain Options

  1. Lionel Messi
  2. Antoine Griezmann
  3. Jordi Alba
  4. Marc-Andre ter Stegen

Dream11 Team

GK: Marc-Andre ter Stegen

DF: Jordi Alba

DF: Gerard Pique

DF: Nelson Semedo

DF: Antonio Raillo

MF: Marc Pedraza

MF: Frenkie de Jong

MF: Dani Rodriguez

FW: Lionel Messi (C)

FW: Antoine Griezmann (VC)

FW: Ante Budimir

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