BAR vs MRC Dream11 Fantasy Football: FC Barcelona will be looking to carry on their positive run in the league after a late winner scored against Atletico Madrid by the six-time Ballon D’Or Lionel Messi. Barcelona with 31 points but a superior goal difference are on level terms with arch-nemesis Real Madrid. Ernesto Valverde’s upcoming opponents will a struggling RCD Mallorca side who dangles at the 17th spot with just 14 points on board.
A win for the Catalans will further put the pressure on Los Blancos to keep churning the results from their end.
Date- Sunday, December 8 | Kick-Off- 1:30 AM (IST) | Venue- Camp Nou
Sergio Busquets should return to the midfield after serving a ban in place of Vidal. Jordi Alba’s muscle issue makes him settle on the sidelines which gives further opportunity to Junior Firp at left-back. Ousmane Dembele’s injury woes keep him ruled out as well, while Ivan Rakitic could possibly step in at midfield instead of Arthur.
Lago Junior sustained a knock recently and could make way for Takefusa Kubo at the left-wing. Fran Gamez should feature at left-back for Mallorca, with Lumor undergoing suspension. Baba and Joan Sastre will be aware of the fact that they’re just one yellow card from getting a match-ban.
Barcelona- Ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Firpo; De Jong, Busquets, Arthur; Messi, Suarez, Griezmann
RCD Mallorca- Reina, Sastre, Raillo, Sene; Sevilla, Lago, Kubo; Rodriguez, Budimir, Febas
Lionel Messi’s presence in FC Barcelona’s lineup is second to none. The star player has scored nine goals and has five assists from 9 league games this season.
Ante Budimir could pack a punch while leading the attack for Mallorca. The Croatian international has three goals from 15 league appearances this season.
Luis Suarez has been decisive in the front three for Barcelona as well. The former Liverpool man has seven goals and an assist from 12 league games this season.
Fran Gamez has been one of the standouts for Mallorca in defence. The 28-year-old averages four successful tackles per game and has a pass accuracy of 75% from seven appearances.
FC Barcelona’s quality in personnel should be enough to bag the win for the Catalans.
Goalkeeper- M Reina
Defenders- J Firpo, C Lenglet, A Raillo, J Sastre
Midfielders- F D Jong, S Busquets, I Baba
Forwards- L Suarez, A Griezmann, L Messi (C)
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