The champions have yet to concede a goal at home this season on domestic duties, and welcome a side who held them to a 1-1 draw last year
Alves, Mascherano, Adriano
Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta, Thiago
Messi, Cesc, Villa
Cendros, Victor, Ramis, Bigas
Pereira, Nsue, Castro
Cesc Fabregas is back in action, and is likely to start against a side who have struggled for form this season. Pedro is defintely out after injuring himself in the midweek defeat of Granada, while Gerard Pique is still recovering from a hamstring injury and is unlikely to be risked.
Alexis Sanchez remains sidelined with a longer-term hamstring problem, and Ibrahim Afellay is also out long-term with a cruciate injury.
Mallorca remain winless in their last three outings and have recently suffered a change of coach when Michael Laudrup was replaced in the dugout by former Athletic Bilbao boss Joaquin Caparros.
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- Barcelona's impeccable home record was brought to an end by Sevilla last weekend, who held the champions to a 0-0 draw.
- Their home record, however, remains 21 goals scored in five matches, with none against.
- Barcelona haven't conceded in their last seven matches; their last concession was versus Valencia in a 2-2 draw on September 21.
- Mallorca recently disposed of former Barcelona playmaker Michael Laudrup after a poor run of results. Joaquin Caparros is now in the dugout.
- The Islanders secured a surprising 1-1 draw at Camp Nou last season, with Emilio Nsue cancelling out Lionel Messi's curling effort.