Barcelona host Mallorca in Camp Nou for their next match in the La Liga on Monday. The Catalan giants come into the match at the back of a disappointing 1-0 loss to Rayo Vallecano. Xavi’s side dropped down to the third position as Sevilla take the lead.
The Catalan side aren’t looking good on the injury front as Xavi remains without four key players.
Sergi Roberto has been out since November, Sergino Dest picked up an injury and isn’t likely to return before the match against Mallorca. Pedri has picked up a hamstring injury, due to which his impressive run in form has come to a halt.
Xavi Hernandez will have to rotate his lineup due to several key players being sidelined following injury woes. He will be opting for a 4-3-3 formation but will have to switch things up in the midfield and the defence.
4-3-3 Barcelona Predicted Lineup Vs Mallorca
Marc-André Ter Stegen is to feature in goal for the Catalans and the German shot-stopper would look to give a strong performance hoping to pick up a clean sheet.
Eric Garcia will look to partner up with veteran defender Gerrard Pique who starts again after returning from an injury.
Jordi Alba is guaranteed to start with Veteran right-back Dani Alves on the opposite side as Dest remains unavailable.
Xavi’s midfield could be comprised of Sergio Busquets, Gavi and Frenkie De Jong who are in excellent form as evident from their recent performances. The midfield trio will look to create clear-cut goal-scoring chances for the men up front.
Ousmane Dembele and Ferran Torres could acquire the wide areas, along with the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who will lead the attack against Mallorca.
Adama Traore will be seen on the bench along with Memphis Depay and they might be summoned later if needed.