Football Tips: Our trader’s two best bets as Barcelona travel to Mallorca on Saturday

Paddy Power trader Jason Murphy looks ahead to Saturday night's big La Liga action.

Antoine Griezmann Barcelona celebrates


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This is a hard one to judge as both sides obviously come into this after being in lockdown. But we are going to have a very interesting title race in Spain as Barca lead Real Madrid by two points. If they were to end up on the same amount of points, it is Real who have the better head-to-head record.

There were rumours of Lionel Messi having an injury about a week ago and there was a lot of panic at the club surrounding the story. For me if Messi is not fit for these 11 remaining games I think Real Madrid are the value bet for the La Liga title.

As for this game, Barca have not been great on the road this season. Mallorca are decent when hosting and with their home being on an island, I think the travel may affect the Barca players and an upset could be on the cards here.

For me, Mallorca represent a bit of value and they are also worth a look in the handicap markets too.

In the Goal markets I wouldn’t put you off Messi or Luis Suarez. Suarez, of course, returns to the fold for Barca after a lengthy injury. But I am going to tip-up the Japanese 19-year old Takefusa Kubo, who is on-loan from Real Madrid, to score here for Mallorca.

This guy could go onto be one of the best players in the world. He has three goals in 24 games this season and plays on the right wing usually.

He’ll be a big price and just with the Real Madrid angle in mind, it would be a great way for him to really announce himself to the world.

Tips for Mallorca vs Barcelona


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