Athletic Club vs Mallorca Preview, Prediction, and Betting Tips | Copa del Rey Final

Athletic Club vs Mallorca Preview, Prediction, and Betting Tips | Copa del Rey Final

  • Date – Saturday, Apr 6, 2024
  • Kick-off Time – 08:00 pm GMT
  • Venue – Estadio de La Cartuja

Athletic Club vs Mallorca Preview

Athletic Bilbao and Mallorca are set to clash in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday in Seville in what promises to be a thrilling encounter. With both teams on the verge of making history, the stage is set for an intriguing battle between the underdogs and the cup favorites.

Real Mallorca last tasted silverware 21 years ago enter the final as the underdogs. Despite sitting ten places below Champions League-chasing Athletic Club in La Liga Javier Aguirre’s side has shown resilience in recent matches losing just one of their last four games since the semi-finals.

Their defensive solidity was evident in matches against formidable opponents like Real Sociedad and Barcelona where they conceded only one goal.

On the other hand, Athletic Bilbao are aiming to end their even longer cup drought with their last Copa del Rey triumph dating back to 1984.

Under the stewardship of Ernesto Valverde the Lions have displayed defensive prowess conceding in only one of their last four league games. With a record of eight clean sheets in their last 11 matches Bilbao’s defensive resilience could prove to be a key factor in the final.

Both teams boast experienced coaches who are likely to keep their squads composed ahead of this historic clash.

Given their defensive strengths a tight and cagey affair is anticipated with neither team likely to secure a convincing victory. The possibility of a goalless draw leading to extra time and penalties adds further intrigue to the encounter.

Athletic Bilbao’s journey to the final has showcased their resilience and quality with notable victories over strong opponents like Barcelona and Atlético Madrid.

The Williams brothers Iñaki and Nico have been instrumental in their success in terrorizing defences with their pace and skill on the wings.

Meanwhile, Mallorca’s Copa del Rey campaign has provided a silver lining in an otherwise challenging season. Despite their struggles in La Liga, they have shown determination and spirit in the cup competition earning their place in the final.

As both teams prepare to battle for cup glory the stage is set for a memorable showdown between Athletic Bilbao and Mallorca in the Copa del Rey final.

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Athletic Club vs Mallorca Team News

Athletic Club faces some setbacks in their lineup ahead of the Copa del Rey Final clash against Mallorca.

Key player Yuri Berchiche is unlikely to feature due to a muscle injury, while doubts loom over the availability of Aitor Paredes, Ander Herrera, and Inigo Ruiz de Galarreta.

Despite challenges, young attacking midfielder Oihan Sancet could earn a starting spot, aiming to make an impact in the crucial fixture.

On the other side, Mallorca navigates through their own injury concerns. Dani Rodriguez, recently returning from injury, eyes potential game time, albeit likely as a substitute.

However, captain Antonio Raíllo faces uncertainty over his availability, having missed the weekend’s action, while Martin Valjent’s participation remains doubtful.

Both teams face personnel challenges as they gear up for the Copa del Rey Final, with uncertainties surrounding key players potentially shaping the outcome of the highly anticipated encounter.

Athletic Club vs Mallorca Predicted Lineups

Athletic Bilbao possible starting lineup:
Simon; De Marcos, Vivian, Yeray, Lekue; Benat, D Garcia; I Williams, Sancet, N Williams; Guruzeta

Mallorca possible starting lineup:
Rajkovic; Maffeo, Gonzalez, Nastasic, Copete, Lato; Sanchez, Mascarell, Costa; Larin, Muriqi

Athletic Club vs Mallorca Head-to-Head

In their head-to-head encounters spanning 44 games, Athletic Bilbao and Mallorca have shared a competitive history. The most recent meeting between the two occurred on 03.02.24, resulting in a decisive 4-0 victory for Athletic Bilbao.

Across their matchups, Athletic Bilbao has emerged victorious in 19 games, while Mallorca has claimed victory in 14 meetings. Additionally, there have been instances where the teams have battled to a draw, resulting in 11 shared outcomes. This rich history sets the stage for an intriguing clash whenever these sides meet on the field.

Let’s have a look at the last 5 encounters between Athletic Club and Mallorca:

DateHome TeamScoreAway TeamCompetition
02/02/2024Athletic Club4-0MallorcaLa Liga
01/05/2023Mallorca0-0Athletic ClubLa Liga
03/09/2023Mallorca1-1Athletic ClubLa Liga
15/08/2022Athletic Club0-0MallorcaLa Liga
14/02/2022Mallorca3-2Athletic ClubLa Liga

Athletic Club vs Mallorca Prediction

Athletic Club are widely expected to emerge victorious in this encounter, being deemed the clear favorites.

While Mallorca should not be discounted, the potential absence of their captain and a recent heavy defeat to Athletic Club suggest that they face an uphill battle. With Athletic Club boasting superior quality, it’s improbable that Mallorca will upset the odds.

Prediction: Athletic Club 2-0 Mallorca.

Athletic Club vs Mallorca: Betting Tips

Here are some betting tips for the Athletic Club vs Mallorca match:

  1. Athletic Club to Win: Considering Athletic Club’s strong form and the underdog status of Mallorca, betting on Athletic Club to win could be a solid choice. Odds: 4/6 on Sky Bet.
  2. Athletic Club to Win to Nil: Given Athletic Club’s defensive solidity, especially in recent matches, betting on them to win without conceding a goal (Win to Nil) could be a lucrative option. Odds: 6/4 on Sky Bet.
  3. Athletic Club to Score 2+ Goals: With Athletic Club’s attacking prowess and Mallorca’s potential defensive vulnerabilities, betting on Athletic Club to score two or more goals seems like a reasonable bet. Odds: 11/10 on Sky Bet.

Remember to gamble responsibly and consider the odds carefully before placing any bets.

Where to Watch Athletic Club vs Mallorca

  • India – FanCode
  • UK – ITV
  • US – ESPN+
  • Spain- DAZN