Mallorca vs Athletic Bilbao for the Spanish La Liga championship match on Friday at Iberostar Stadium.
For the prediction Mallorca vs Athletic Bilbao, we present the clash of two teams for the Spanish championship. La Liga heads into its 4th round with this match taking place this Friday at Mallorca’s stadium.
Athletic Bilbao will play as a favourite away from home. Mallorca will seek victory to secure the 3 points at home and try to make a good championship. Already the visitors, have a consistent team that will present a good football with a high chance of victory.
The Mallorca team debuted with a 2 × 1 win against Eibar, then suffered losses to Real Sociedad and Valencia, adding 3 points in the competition that guarantees them 14th place.
It is too early to predict what the team’s performance will be in the championship, as in the first presentations it showed that it is still tweaking the team in various sectors.
Thus, in their last match played against Valencia away from home suffered a defeat by 2 × 0. In the game showed good passes, equalled the ball possession and had a good volume of play in attack, but had few shots on goal.
Unfortunately, they took two penalty goals. Had it not been for this detail, the team could have fought for a draw, as it played well against a far superior side.
Athletic Bilbao are unbeaten at the start of the championship, in their 3 matches, they won 2 and tied one, thus securing 7 points in the table so far. Admittedly, the team will compete for positions at the top of the table. However, the team still needs game pace.
In their debut, however, they beat Barcelona’s strong side 1-0. That is, added up points that probably were not in the team accounts. In all they have scored 4 goals and conceded only 1, this being in the draw against Getafe.
In their last match, they beat Real Sociedad by 2 × 0. However, the team had difficulty maintaining possession of the ball, reaching only 39% of control. Even so, managed to rise to attack and got a goal. Thus, managed to secure the victory despite the deficiency of the defensive midfield.
We have two teams that want to make an excellent start to the championship, while Mallorca will look for a game to preserve their technical quality, Athletic Bilbao will try to attack to win away from home.
However, both teams showed that they play in a cadence, with little creation by the side of the field. Midfield play is usually intercepted by the defence, and the ball does not reach inside the box. This is a feature of both teams.
Therefore, Athletic Bilbao is likely to impose on the match and try at least a draw, despite having the quality to seek victory. Thus, a challenging game to analyze requires a conservative bet.