Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Saturday’s football game at Visit Mallorca Estadi pits together Mallorca and Barcelona, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the 2022/2023 La Liga season. Los Bermellones quickly bounced back from a 4-1 loss to Benzema-less Real Madrid, with the team beating Almeria at home thanks to Pablo Maffeo’s goal, but they will have a mountain to climb in the round 7. All Tino Kadewere, Dominik Greif, and Ndiaye Diedhiou are out of contention with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
Barca, on the other hand, are eyeing their sixth consecutive league win, and a triumph over Mallorca could see them overtake Real Madrid in top position. Xavi’s men look unstoppable at the moment, and even though los Bermellones are tough to beat at home, we are tempted to put our money on the title-chasing Catalans. All Ronald Araujo, Frenkie De Jong, Jules Kounde, and Memphis Depay returned from international duty with injuries, speaking of the away team.
Highlighted Player (Predrag Rajkovic):
Predrag Rajkovic is a professional footballer who plays for Stade Reims and the Serbian National team. Born on the 31st of October, 1995, the Serbian goalkeeper spent his youth career with Hajduk Velijko and Jagodina before signing a professional contract, his first, with the latter in 2012.
His first professional appearance came on the 9th of March, 2013, in a Serbian Superliga match against Partizan. A two-year stint at Red Star Belgrade succeeded Rajkovic's time at Jagodina, after which he moved to Israel to join Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2015. At Aviv, the six-foot-tall established himself as a first-team regular, and in his four-year spell at the club, he made 192 appearances, kept 90 clean sheets and won the Toto Cup.
The 24-year old now plays in Ligue one with Stade Reims and is on a contract that expires in 2023. At the International level, Rajkovic is a former youth international and has capped at every youth level for Serbia. He made his senior team debut meanwhile on the 14th of August, 2013, in a friendly match against Colombia.
Highlighted Team (Barcelona):
Barcelona is a Spanish football club based in Barcelona, Catalonia. Barca were founded in 1899 and they are regarded as one of the greatest clubs in world football. The Catalan giants won their 24th La Liga title in 2016, with Luis Suarez winning “El Pichichi” award. Barcelona have won five European Cup trophies and a number of top-class players were part of the team in the past.
The likes of Hristo Stoichkov, Romario, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Johan Cruyff, Diego Maradona and Pep Guardiola are some of many players that played for Barca in the past, but, no doubt, Leo Messi has established himself as the club’s trademark. Barcelona welcome their rivals at Camp Nou, the stadium that was built in 1957.
Barcelona’s local rivals are Espanyol, but the rivalry between Barca and Real Madrid is much bigger. The two La Liga giants face each other in “El Clasico”, which is considered one of the most exciting derbies in the world football. Barca are famous for their football youth school La Masia as well.