Mallorca vs Athletic Bilbao
Competition – Spanish Primera
Stadium – Estadio Son Moix
Date: 13th September 2019
Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT
Athletic Bilbao will be looking to continue their recent good run of form against Mallorca when they visit them for this game.
The home side has struggled at the start of the new season as they failed to score in their opening two games ahead of this one.
Since 2012, this fixture has been won by the visitors and Bilbao would be looking for their 6th straight win against this opponent when they take to the field in this game.
The visitors are currently top of the standings after collecting 7 points from an available 9 before the international break. They have faced tough opposition like Barcelona (and won) and their fans would be hopeful that another victory is on the cards here.
Bilbao has conceded just a single goal this season and remain one of the toughest teams to break down.
Mallorca started their campaign with a 2-1 win over Eibar but come here off the back of consecutive losses against Real Sociedad and Valencia. Morale may understandably be low in their camp, but a good showing coupled with a win here would give them a much-needed lift.
A good set of home performances was one of the major reasons Mallorca returned to the top flight from the Segunda Division last season and they have another chance to delight the home crowd here.
Bookmakers have priced Athletic Bilbao up as slight favourites to come out on top in this game while Mallorca are priced up competitively.
Goal markets point to a low-scoring game as under 2.5 goals is trading long odds-on prior to kick off while Inaki Williams is favourite to score the opening goal of the game.
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