Barcelona will travel to the Spanish mainland on Saturday to face the Mallorcan island club as La Liga action returns after a three-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. Barça enters the day in first place with a two-point lead over Real Madrid, and a win here would bring them five points closer to Madrid’s game on Sunday. On the other hand, it’s almost the hour of crisis for Mallorca. The club is in the relegation zone with 25 points but with only one point security.

Here’s how to watch the game and what you need to know:

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Date: Saturday June 13
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Location: Iberostar Estadi – Mallorca, Spain
TV: beIN Sports
Live broadcast: fuboTV (Free trial)
Chances: Barca -350; Draw +500; Mallorca +1000 (via William Hill Sportsbook)
Storylines

Barcelona: All eyes will be on Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez here, both returning from an injury. Messi took a thigh stroke before the game resumed and trained with the first team since Monday, which means he will likely play. Suarez suffered a knee injury in January that would cause him to miss most of the rest of the season, but the break has allowed him to heal and he will be available for selection.

Mallorca: Looking at the calendar, this is a game that Majorca did not expect to get anything. For this reason, everything here is just an added bonus. It will take 90 minutes of defense, constant pressure in the defensive third and a very deep backline. Combined with a bit of good fortune in attack, Mallorca could take something from this match.

Prediction
The Barcelona attack gets the job done early with clinical passes giving the team the chances they need to win comfortably. Choice: Barca 3, Mallorca 0.

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