The Spanish champions are currently two points beyond Real Madrid at the summit, while Mallorca occupy 18th position, one point from the security of 17th before the return of Spain’s top flight.
LaLiga football returns in the week after a three-month delay, and Barcelona will look to hit the bottom running as they bid to defend their title.
Barcelona headed into the football shutdown with a two-point lead over rivals Real Madrid, and therefore the Clasico enemies will face a 39-day battle to be crowned champions.
Barca coach Quique Setien are going to be hoping for more inspiration from Lionel Messi,
while Luis Suarez is additionally set to return from a knee injury to spice up the Blaungrana for a visit to Mallorca on Saturday.
Mallorca are struggling in 18th place within the table, but the pressure are going to be on Barca to urge a end in an empty stadium with Zinedine Zidane’s Los Blancos expecting an error .
The Spanish champions have actually won five of their last six league matches, and as mentioned above,
have dominated their recent meetings with Mallorca, scoring five times in each of their last two clashes.
Barca still need to visit Sevilla and welcome Atletico Madrid before the top of the season,
but they’re responsible of their own destiny and can be determined to place three points on the board this weekend.
The games will come thick and fast for Setien’s team as a mid-week clash with Leganes is followed by a visit to Sevilla on June 19,
while the club also will be eagerly anticipating an announcement on the Champions League
Olot vs Barcelona Team News
Mallorca are going to be without the services of either Leonardo Koutris or Lumor Agbenyenu,
but Salva Sevilla is out there after serving a suspension against Eibar last outing .
Sevilla should return to a midfield position, while on-loan Real Madrid attacker Takefusa Kubo is probably going to feature against the club that he represented for four years before seeking pastures new.
Dani Rodriguez is predicted to stay his spot during a wide position,
while Juan Hernandez and Ante Budimir should feature because the front two, having scored 11 league goals between them this term.
Barca will again be without the services of Ousmane Dembele thanks to a long-term hamstring injury,
but Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are both fit the champions this weekend.
Messi had given Barca a scare by learning a minor thigh injury last week, but the Argentina international has been declared fit,
while the lockdown period has allowed Suarez the prospect to get over knee surgery.
Antoine Griezmann is predicted to hitch Messi and Suarez in attack, while Arturo Vidal could get the nod to feature in midfield over both Arthur and Ivan Rakitic.
Further back, Clement Lenglet’s suspension will open the door for Samuel Umtiti to start out ,
while Sergi Roberto is predicted to urge the nod at right-back thanks to the uncertainty surrounding Nelson Semedo’s involvement.
Semedo is thanks to undergo another coronavirus test before the competition ,
having allegedly broken rules when it involves large gatherings by attending a birthday celebration with 19 people .
Olot vs Barcelona Line Up
Mallorca possible starting lineup:
Reina; Gamez, Raillo, Valjent, Pozo; Kubo, Baba, Sevilla, Rodriguez; Hernandez, Budimir
Barcelona possible starting lineup:
Ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Vidal; Griezmann, Suarez, Messi
Olot vs Barcelona H2H
The teams last met in LaLiga back on December 7 at Camp Nou, with Barca winning 5-2 because of a Messi hat-trick.
Previous thereto match – and given Mallorca were within the second division from 2013 to 2019 –
Barca beat Mallorca 5-0 reception and 4-2 away during the 2012/13 campaign.
Date, venue and kick-off time
Olot vs Barcelona will be held at Iberostar Stadium on June 13, with kick-off scheduled for 9pm BST.
How to watch Olot vs Barcelona
LaLiga and Premier Sports have confirmed that LaLigaTV will all Sky customers to watch every Spanish top-flight game for free in June.
With games due to be shown on TV on Channel 435 on Sky, fans can also live stream the matches online via the Premier Player app.
6:00pm, Wednesday 13th July 2022.
Estadi Municipal d’Olot.