Real Madrid – Athletic Bilbao, La Liga Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR REAL MADRID - ATHLETIC BILBAO
Certainly, here can surely be said that Real Madrid will not give 100%, and even if they do, it will hardly be enough, because this season Los Blancos is simply not the same team of the past years. There is a lack of Ronaldo, but also a lack of motivation and drive. In the last game they did not win again and will probably finish third in a row with a lot of problems behind their backs during the season.
Bilbao, however, does not care, because they have their own goals that are very important to achieve. The Basque club plays for the Europa League zone and is not far from it, and the team’s shape is very good as they won many games lately. In fact, Athletic has 4 wins in the last 5 games in the league, bringing them to the sixth position quite a bit. They even have the theoretical chances for the top 4, but the football they have been practicing lately is offensive.
Because of this and Bilbao’s overall strong attack, the weak defense of Real Madrid and the uncertainty of the team during the season makes us think that Bilbao will score again as it has done almost constantly lately. It is hard to expect Real to not score at home even in this form, but the team have again injuries, so we definitely see game with goals here. Prediction – BTTS at 1.64.
- 6 of the last 7 matches between Athletic and Real are BTTS
- 6 of the last 7 matches in the league are BTTS
REAL MADRID TEAM NEWS
Main absent players – Courtois(goalkeeper), Ramos and Odriozola(defenders), Ceballos(midfielder) and Vinicius(forward)
Second choice absent players – Diaz(forward)
BILBAO TEAM NEWS
Main absent players – De Marcos and Capa(defenders), Garcia(midfielder)