After surviving a gruelling battle for survival last season, Mallorca continue their latest La Liga campaign on Monday. The away side play Athletic Bilbao at San Mames Barria in a round one fixture.Athletic Bilbao took a hit when Mallorca handed them a 3-2 defeat in their latest encounter. The former did win the reverse match though, as they secured three points to their name by claiming a 2-0 win.
Athletic Bilbao finished last season as number eight on 55 points in the La Liga. At San Mames Barria, they welcome Mallorca, who ended up last season as number 16 on 39 points.
It is early days yet, anything can happen and both Athletic Bilbao and Mallorca are still highly motivated of getting off to a good start. They both have talented squads, and we expect a cracking affair at San Mames Barria as the teams look to get one over each other.
Athletic Bilbao scored 11 goals, conceded nine and fought their way to three clean sheets in their previous ten matches.
Mallorca scored ten goals, conceded 15 and kept their opponents from scoring three times in ten matches.
Athletic Bilbao vs Mallorca Prediction
Showing inconsistent form, Athletic Bilbao lost two of their past three matches, going down 1-0 against Granada, before beating Osasuna 2-0. The joy was short-lived, as Sevilla proved too strong in a 1-0 defeat.In their last six La Liga home matches, Athletic Bilbao have three wins, while they've drawn two and lost one. They scored seven and conceded four goals.
Athletic Bilbao go into the season with the clear aim of a top half finish, perhaps even contesting for a place in a European competition.
In their last three matches, Mallorca drew 0-0 with Sevilla, beat Rayo Vallecano by 2-1 and beat Osasuna by 0-2.Mallorca claimed just one win from the last six away games in the La Liga. They also drew one and were defeated four times, as they were outscored by seven goals to three.
A battle for survival appears to be on the cards for Mallorca as they seek to keep their La Liga status for another term.
Both Athletic Bilbao and Mallorca are having a hard time finding their way to the net. With the teams clashing in this round 1, we find a low scoring match is the natural pick.
Athletic Bilbao vs Mallorca Stats
- Athletic Bilbao have not lost 14 of the last 15 home matches
- In 4 of the last 5 matches Athletic Bilbao played, both teams scored
- Athletic Bilbao have scored in the last 5 matches in a row
- Athletic Bilbao have not lost 5 of the last 6 matches
- Athletic Bilbao have not won 5 of the last 7 matches
- Mallorca have not lost the last 7 matches in a row
- Mallorca have not lost the last 6 away matches in a row
- Mallorca have scored in 9 of the last 10 matches
- Mallorca have won 5 of the last 6 matches
- Mallorca have won 4 of the last 5 away matches
Athletic Bilbao vs Mallorca Team News
At the time of writing, it looks as if only two players are unavailable for Athletic Bilbao, when they prepare for their upcoming assignment.
Mikel Balenziaga and Inigo Martinez are missing from the squad, Athletic Bilbao will field against Mallorcaon Monday.
Apparently, Mallorca have just two players on the injured and absent list, as they prepare for their match on Monday.
Names like Amath Ndiaye and Inigo Ruiz de Galarreta most likely won't be deemed fit enough to play Athletic Bilbao.
Athletic Bilbao vs Mallorca H2H
Athletic Bilbao took a hit when Mallorca handed them a 3-2 defeat in their latest encounter. The former did win the reverse match though, as they secured three points to their name by claiming a 2-0 win.Athletic Bilbao usually enjoy playing Mallorca, claiming six wins in the last ten encounters. The bookies best betting odds on a home win are at 1.60.
Athletic Bilbao vs Mallorca Results
Punters probably shouldn't go looking for both teams to score, when Mallorca come visiting Athletic Bilbao. At least one team managed to keep a clean sheet six times in their last ten matches. Odds on both teams not to score are best priced at 1.66 with the bookies.
Athletic Bilbao vs Mallorca Betting Tips
It is early days yet for the new La Liga season and Athletic Bilbao as well as Mallorca have a couple of prospects who could end up dominate their offensive lines this season. We have listed some of their possible goalscorers in their upcoming match.
Athletic Bilbao collected five wins, drew four and lost one in the 10 most games across all tournaments at San Mames Barria. Mallorca won five of their previous 10 away, drew two and lost three times.Of the previous 10 outings at San Mames Barria, Athletic Bilbao scored the opening goal six times, whereas their visitors were first on target in two of their last 10 games away from home.
Both teams not to score was a winning bet six times in the last ten encounters between Athletic Bilbao and Mallorca as under 2.5 goals happened four times. Athletic Bilbao scored an average of 1.5 goals a game, with Mallorca averaging 0.7 goals in this run.Athletic Bilbao saw over 2.5 goals in three of their last ten matches across the tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.4 goals during this run.Over 2.5 goals happened in five of the visitor's last ten games this season. On average, they scored 1.9 times in those matches.