Stadium: San Mames (Bilbao)
Referee: Javier Iglesias
15.08.2022 18:30 MSK
Athletic will face Mallorca in the first leg of La Liga 2022/23. Check the teams’ conditions and expert betting tips. Several betting options are available!Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Like many Spanish teams, Athletic played several friendlies before the start of the season. In particular, they beat Bochum, Mirandez, and Real Sociedad, drew with Mainz and Alaves, and lost to Newcastle. On the whole, the results are not bad. Athletic has a new head coach, Ernesto Valverde, who had already been in charge of the Basques from 2013 to 2017. There is no doubt that Valverde is very familiar with the Basque technique and will quickly deal with the problems.
The Islanders have not lost a single friendly in pre-season, although they have been matched up against some tough sides. Mallorca has beaten the club from Kraków, Genoa, and Sporting from Chișinău, and they have drawn with the Qatar national team, Napoli, and Ibiza. Javier Aguirre of Mexico is at the helm, as he was at the end of last season, keeping Mallorca in the elite.
Expert Betting Tips
In Bilbao, Mallorca has only scored 29% of their games, and the islanders are a comfortable opponent for the Basques, especially when the matches are played in the Basque Country. In addition, Atletico has a new and old head coach, whose name is associated with the recent success of the future hosts. Of course, the home team players will do everything possible to please Valverde with a victory in the debut match. As for the total, Athletic hasn't been a high-scoring team under Valverde. We doubt the upcoming game will be rich in goals.
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