In the last season, Athletic Bilbao finished outside of the European spots. They were only able to secure 8th place, having managed 55 points from 38 games.
Athletic Bilbao will be keen to begin their new La Liga season on a high when they face a rejuvenated Mallorca side on Monday night. In the last campaign, Mallorca looked down and out at one point in the relegation battle. However, an inspired finish to the season helped them stay another season in the Spanish top flight. On the other hand, Bilbao will be heading into a new era under Ernesto Valverde, as they will be looking to fight for European places in this campaign.
|Athletic Bilbao vs Mallorca||Key Details|
|Date||15 August, 2022|
|Venue||San Mamés Barria|
|Kickoff time India||9 pm|
|Kickoff time England||5:30 pm|
In the last season, Athletic Bilbao finished outside of the European spots. They were only able to secure 8th place, having managed 55 points from 38 games, which is something that Valverde would be keen to improve upon in the new season. Meanwhile, Mallorca survived the relegation scrap last campaign by a single point, finishing 16 in the table. In the end, they managed 39 points, which is one more than 18th-placed Granada. Both sides had their ups and downs in the pre-season, however, the real deal begins for them on Monday as they go head-on with each other.
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Mallorca did some smart business in the transfer window. The arrival of goalkeeper Predrag Rajkovic from Reims has got the fans excited, while Vedat Muriqi making his loan deal into a permanent one is another positive for them. Meanwhile, Pablo Maffeo could be in line to make his first start with the club. On the other hand, Athletic Bilbao will miss their main goalkeeper Unai Simon. It means Ander Iruarrizaga could start in his place for them.
Athletic Bilbao possible line-up: Iruarrizaga, Marcos, Vivian, Martinez, Berchiche, Berenguer, Vencedor, Vesga, Muniain, Garcia, I.Williams
Mallorca possible line-up: Rajkovic, Maffeo, Valjent, Raillo, Gaya, Costa, Rodriguez, Baba, Sanchez, Lee, Muriqi
The La Liga match between Athletic Bilbao and Mallorca will take place at San Mamés Barria on Monday at 9 pm IST.
The live coverage of the match between Athletic Bilbao and Mallorca is available on Voot Select in India. Supporters in Spain can watch the match on DAZN, Movistar+, Gol, DAZN LaLiga. In the United Kingdom, the game can be watched on Premier Player HD, LaLigaTV, Premier Sports 1, while fans in the United States can view the match on ESPN+.