Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Mallorca will look to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Villarreal and Granada when they face Athletic Bilbao on Matchday 4. Los Bermellones are eager to record their first win of the season and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Lions. Vedat Muriqi should keep his place up front despite failing to convert a penalty against los Granadinos, while defender Antonio Raillo is sidelined with an ankle problem.
The Basques, on the other hand, came from two goals behind to defeat Real Betis 4-2 in their last league match. Athletic have been showing signs of improvement of late, but seeing that Mallorca are tough to beat on the island, we are going to bet on draw this time out. The likes of Oscar de Marcos, Peru Nolaskoain, and Yeray Alvarez are out of contention with injuries, but boss Ernesto Valverde can count on key players for Sunday’s showdown.
Highlighted Player (Iñaki Williams):
Inaki Williams is one of the most talented Spanish players. The pacey winger, who plays as a centre-forward as well, started his senior career at Basconia, scoring seven goals in 18 appearances for the club. In 2014 he moved to Athletic Bilbao, but he played for the reserve team at the beginning.
Inaki impressed in the 2014/2015 season with Athletic Bilbao B and, as a result, he was given a chance to prove his worth in the Spanish top flight with the first team. The Spanish footballer made his La liga debut on December 6, 2014, replacing injured attacker Aritz Aduriz in a 1-0 loss to Cordoba.
Inaki Williams represented Spain at the 2017 U21 European Championship in Poland and he played 20 minutes in a 1-0 loss to Germany in the final of the tournament. Speaking of the senior squad, the Athletic Bilbao footballer made his Spain debut in a 3-1 victory over Bosnia on May 29, 2016. Inaki Williams was born in Bilbao on June 15, 1994.
Highlighted Team (Mallorca):
Thanks to a win over Deportivo La Coruna in the 2018/2019 Segunda Division play-offs final Mallorca secured promotion to Primera Division. Los Bermellones returned to the Spanish top flight following a six-year absence. Over the years Mallorca have turned their Estadi de son Moix into a real fortress, with the team producing much better showings at home than on the travels.
Opened in June 1999, the venue can hold up to 23,142 people. The club based in Balearic Islands are well known for their red shirts with one black stripe and black shorts. Mallorca’s away colours are white and red. Former Barcelona and Inter ace Samuel Eto’o is undisputedly the most notable footballer who played for the club.
Back in 1999 Mallorca made it to the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup final, with the team suffering a 2-1 loss to Lazio in the title game. Four years later los Bermellones won Spanish Copa del Rey, which is considered the club’s biggest success.