Mallorca vs Athletic Bilbao is the match that opens the fourth stage of La Liga Santander. At first glance it seems an unbalanced meeting, with a clear favorite, the guest team. It remains to be seen if that will be the case. The match is scheduled for Friday, September 13, 2019, from 10:00 pm on Iberostar Estadi in Palma de Mallorca.
⚽️Mallorca, the team with the lowest salary limit in La Liga
This week the Spanish Federation published the salary limits for all the teams in the first league. The lowest quota was set for Mallorca, 29,968 million euros. To make a comparison, Barcelona has 640 million euros more. In these circumstances it is difficult to keep up with the great teams in Spain.
Even though this amount also covers transfers, Mallorca has managed and has no less than 14 new players in the lot. Of the group that managed the promotion, in the previous season, there were only 15 players left. Only in the field, in the first three games, were used 9 of the components of last year and only two players from those brought this summer.
In the first three stages, the home team won with Eibar (2-1) and lost to Real Sociedad (0-1) and Valencia (0-2). It is a team that deliberately gives up the initiative, but it is very dangerous on the counterattack. Cucho Hernandez is the only injured player in Vicente Moreno’s team. Martin Valjent went to Slovakia.
▪️Mallorca (4-4-1-1): Reina – Tailor, Valiente, Raillo, Lumor – Dani Rodriguez, Baba, Salva Sevilla, Lago Junior – Febas – Budimir
▪️ Coach: Vicente Moreno
▪️Injured: Cucho Hernandez
⚽️Athletic Bilbao wants a Europa League position
Athletic started the new season quite well, with the clear objective of taking a European place at the end of the season. It was a step up last year, but lost that position in the last stage. Now it started with strong matches from the training period, West Ham or Rome being among the opponents.
The “Lions” have won two victories, at the start of the season, both on San Mames, with Barcelona (1-0) and Real Sociedad (2-0), and finished at Getafe (1-1). The opponents were some strong and it was observed that the Basques are much better prepared than the previous season.
Inigo Martinez lost the first two matches, but returned with a goal with Real Sociedad. In the meeting with Getafe Laguardia was injured and he cannot return sooner than the end of September. Unai Nunez is the only player who has left the national team during this period. Raul Garcia scored twice in the first three stages.
▪️Athletic Bilbao (4-2-3-1): Unai Simon – Ander Capa, Yeray Alvarez, Inigo Martinez, Yuri Berchiche – Unai Lopez, Dani Garcia – Muniain, Raul Garcia, Cordoba – Williams
▪️Coach: Gaizka Garitano
Football Prediction of the Day Mallorca vs Athletic Bilbao
As I said, it’s a match with a definite favorite, the guest team. But I got used to not betting on the tip that seems the safest. It is often not so easy. I saw the matches of the hosts and each time they had some very dangerous gate phases. They had a lot of luck with Real Sociedad, but this was a much more defensive formation. Bilbao has a lot of quality on offense and likes to lead the game. That is why there will be spaces in defense, which the raptors of Mallorca can speculate. A goal of the hosts is not impossible and this will be our proposal.
Bet Tips: Athletic Bilbao