Real Madrid will face Athletic of Bilbao this Sunday at Santiago Bernabéu in the ninth week for La Liga. Los Blancos receive Athletic Bilbao after the two victories achieved against Betis and Legia Varsovia.
Real Madrid v Athletic Bilbao Preview
After the two consecutive victories of Los Blancos in Seville against Betis thrashing 1-6 and the victory in Champions League against Legia Varsovia, looks like Real Madrid had recovered the confidence. Zidane can’t include in the list for this game very important players like Sergio Ramos, Casemiro and Luka Modric.
Athletic Bilbao is a very difficult rival although they haven’t won in Santiago Bernabéu since 2005. The team managed by Valverde won the last match of La Liga, but in the Europa League they lost against Genk in a very poor match of the Basque team. Players like Balenziaga and Yeray are ruled out and the coach has the doubts of De Marcos and Aduriz.
Team Predictions Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao
Real Madrid (4-3-3): Keylor; Carvajal, Pepe, Varane, Marcelo, Kroos, Isco, Kovaciv, Bale, Benzema y Cristiano.
Athletic (4-2-3-1): Iraizoz; Lekue, Etxeita, Laporte, De Marcos, San Jose, Beñat, Muniain, Raúl García, Williams y Aduriz
Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Betting Tips
Real Madrid have won 6, drawn 4 and lost 0 games out of the last 10.
Athletic have won 3, drawn 0 and lost 3 of the last 10 games.
In the last 10 games, Real Madrid have scored an average of 2,8 goals and have received and average of 1,2 goals.
In the last 10 games, Athletic have scored an average of 1,6 goals per game and have conceded 1,2 goals per game.
There have been over 2,5 goals in 7 of the last 10 Real Madrid games.
There have been 2,5 goals in 7 of the last 10 Athletic games.
Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction
Real Madrid arrive to this match with a lot of confidence after two consecutive victories. Los Blancos have the same points as Atlético Madrid and they are in the top of the table of la Liga Santander. The team managed by Zinedine Zidane has not lost any match in all the season and they want to continue the streak. In the last match we could see the high quality of Isco, being the MVP of the match scoring two goals and being the player that ran more.
Athletic Bilbao are having problems in the Europa League, but in La Liga they are playing quite good being in the sixth position. The team managed by Ernesto Valverde won the last match of the regular season beating Real Sociedad in a great match performed where we could saw the importan player Aduriz can be for Athletic Bilbao.
In the last match of Los Blancos against Athletic Club at Santiago Bernabéu, the team of Zidane won 4-2 in a great game of Cristiano scoring two goals. Real Madrid thrashed Athletic two seasons ago with two goals of Benzema and a hat trick of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Free Betting Tips
Real Madrid to win 2/9 at Betfair.
Over 2,5 goals a 1/3 at Betfair.
Cristiano Ronaldo to score 2 or more goals 15/8 at Betfair.
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