ATH vs MRC Dream11 : Mallorca look to wrench out of the ordeal they find themselves embroiled in as La Liga returns after a hiatus of two weeks
While the international set of fixtures are dreaded by sides partaking in La Liga as it ends up disrupting their campaign and breaking the momentum garnered by sides, for Mallorca the break was a much needed one. Having lost two successive matches, the side were yearning for a hiatus to address the gaping holes in their outfit, ones which were only increasing as the matches traversed by.
With the two defeats and one win in the three matches the side have scrimmaged in till now, Mallorca find themselves slumped in 14th place, a position they’ll be looking to rise from today. What has made for a bigger predicament for the side is the way those defeats have come about with the side failing to keep a single cleansheet till now, also failing to score in their previous two clashes to make for abysmal viewing.
Their misdemeanour was perfectly outlined in the side’s last outing, a 2-0 defeat against Valencia in a showing where the side failed to exude any kind of confidence in both the facets of their game. And up against third placed Athletic Bilbao, Mallorca will be well aware that they can’t afford to dole out the same lopsided display if they are to salvage anything from today’s encounter at all.
One of the few sides to remain unbeaten after the early set of contests in the league, Athletic Bilbao will be meanwhile looking to take an early lead and move all the way into first place today with the side playing in gameweek 4’s first encounter. With a 2-0 win over Real Sociedad in their previous clash, the side will be making an advent in this clash quietly confident of emulating the same clinical performance and getting their third win of the season.
ATH vs MRC Match Prediction
It wasn’t exactly too tough to determine which side will be emerging as the winner from this clash. Where Mallorca have failed to keep a single cleansheet, Athletic Bilbao have registered two while being extremely efficient and clinical in the attacking segment as well. Things might be a tad tricky for them with this being an away match but the side have way too much over Mallorca to be perturbed in this clash.
Probable Playing 11
- Cucho’s participation today for Mallorca is in doubt with the player currently out with an injury problem.
- Elsewhere, Athletic Bilbao will be rendered without the services of Guruzeta who is yet to recover from his ongoing knee injury.
Manolo Reina (GK), Lumor Agbenyenu, Antonio Raillo, Martin Valjent, Juan Sastre, Salva Sevilla, Idrissu Baba, Aleix Febas, Lago Junior, Daniel Rodriguez, Ante Budimir
Unai Simon (GK), Ander Capa, Inigo Martinez, Yeray Alvarez, Yuri, Dani Garcia, Unai Lopez, Iker Muniain, Raul Garcia, Inigo Cordoba, Inaki Williams
La Liga 2019-20
Match: Mallorca Vs Athletic Bilbao
Date And Time: 14th September, Saturday- 12:30am IST
Venue: Estadio de Son Moix, Palma de Mallorca
- Manolo Reina, Martin Valjent, Daniel Rodriguez, Ante Budimir
- Inigo Martinez, Iker Muniain, Raul Garcia, Inigo Cordoba
ATH vs MRC Dream11 Goal-Keeper
If Mallorca are to have any chance of getting a positive result from today’s clash, they’ll be requiring their goal-keeper to be at the pinnacle of his game. Athletic Bilbao will be plundering their goal with incessant attacks, seeing Manolo Reina comes across a carnage, one he’ll need to stand resolute against. Envisage him to come up with a slew of saves today and rope in some much needed save points.
Defenders for ATH vs MRC Dream11
Despite this being a tricky away encounter for Athletic Bilbao, the side look extremely likely to pull off a cleansheet from today’s encounter. Mallorca have failed to string together successful attacking soirees, being put down by their opposition with ease who have found it way to easy to quell their attacking attempts.
It’s this narrative which sees us get in the indomitable partnership of Yuri Berchiche and Ander Capa from the side with the two fullbacks not only pivotal in the defensive side of their side’s game but also playing an important role in transitioning the ball from defence to attack. CB Yeray Alvarez comes in as well for us as we opt for an entire trivalent from the side for today’s pertinent encounter.
ATH vs MRC Dream11 Midfielders
A goal in the previous match sees us make Raul Garcia-Ecudero the first player to be indulged in by us from Athletic Bilbao with the CAM finding himself heavily involved in the side’s attacking plays. Inigo Cordoba and Iker Muniain are also picked up by us given how poor Mallorca have been in shutting out sides and with Athletic Bilbao having scored in all their matches till now, expect these three to work up a rich basketful of points in between them.
Meanwhile we have opted for the duo of Salva Sevilla and Aleix Febas for this clash.
ATH vs MRC Dream11 Strikers
Although Aritz Aduriz has been delegated to a spot as a substitute for his side, he’s going to be involved for a good amount of time today and can easily end up getting a goal or assist against a tepid defence. He comes in from Athletic Bilbao for us while from the opposing side we have picked up their lone striker upfront in the form of Ante Budimir.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We have decided to make Raul Garcia-Ecudero our captain for this match while Muniain is selected as the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.