Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Athletic Bilbao’s unbeaten start to the La Liga 2017-18 season came to an end with a shock 1-0 loss against Las Palmas during the weekend. Former Chelsea striker Loic Remy came up with the only goal of the game with just three minutes of normal time left. Just a few days prior to the loss, Athletic Bilbao were involved in a goalless draw with Hertha Berlin. Atletico Madrid were able to get their first win at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano by beating Malaga 1-0. Antoine Griezmann came up with a 61st minute goal to start their home campaign in winning fashion. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Atletico Madrid have been the dominant force in the recent meetings with Atletico Bilbao, as the team from Madrid has been able to get four wins in the last six meetings. Surprisingly, Atletico have won four out of the last five visits to the San Mames. This time around, Atletico may only be able to grab a draw. Two of the three away matches this season have been stalemates. I would go with this game to end as a draw.

Diego Simeone’s team have kept three consecutive clean sheets in all competitions, while Atletico Bilbao remain as one of the best defences in the La Liga 2017-18 campaign after conceding just one goal so far. Even though there have been several high-scoring encounters between these two clubs, I would go with this game to end up with less than 2.5 goals.

Draw – 11/5

Total goals under 2.5 – 4/7

Athletic Bilbao saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Athletic Bilbao saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played

Atletico Madrid scored over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Athletic Bilbao

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Athletic Bilbao Form Guide

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo

Athletic Bilbao

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
D H

31-03-2018

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

09-04-2018

Primera Division

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

14-04-2018

Primera Division

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo Deportivo La Coruna

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

18-04-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

23-04-2018

Primera Division

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

28-04-2018

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

05-05-2018

Primera Division

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

12-05-2018

Primera Division

Alaves Team Logo Alaves

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

20-05-2018

Primera Division

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

23-05-2018

Club Friendlies

Santutxu FC Team Logo Santutxu FC

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

Atletico Madrid Form Guide

Atletico Madrid Team Logo

Atletico Madrid

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
W H

15-04-2018

Primera Division

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

19-04-2018

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

22-04-2018

Primera Division

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

26-04-2018

Europa League Final Stage

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

29-04-2018

Primera Division

Alaves Team Logo Alaves

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

03-05-2018

Europa League Final Stage

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

06-05-2018

Primera Division

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

12-05-2018

Primera Division

Getafe Team Logo Getafe

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

16-05-2018

Europa League Final Stage

Marseille Team Logo Marseille

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

20-05-2018

Primera Division

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

Athletic Bilbao Preview

The conclusion to the unbeaten start might not come as a major surprise for Athletic Bilbao, who have not been prolific enough in front of goal. The club’s defensive record has been a major positive factor so far, but a return of just three goals in four league games suggests the lack of comprehensive wins. At the other end of the pitch, Athletic Bilbao have the best defensive record in the division alongside Sevilla and Barcelona after conceding just one goal in the first three games. After having qualified for the Europa League, manager Ziganda will be keen for a push up the table and even try to qualify for the Champions League. Aduriz is the top scorer at Athletic Bilbao with two goals so far.

Athletic Bilbao Team News

Yeray Alvarez (cancer), Oscar de Marcos (ankle), and Iker Undabarrene (cruciate ligament) are the players unavailable for Athletic Bilbao.

Atletico Madrid Preview

The return of Antoine Griezmann proved key for Atletico Madrid, as the French superstar helped the club secure a key victory over Malaga. Despite being a relegation threatened opponent, there was a possibility of Malaga are taking points, as Atletico have dropped points earlier in the season against the likes of Girona. Atletico have a packed schedule until the next international break, and manager Diego Simeone has his work cut out with the team facing top opponents like Sevilla and Chelsea in this period. Koke and Angel Correa are the top scorers at Atletico with two goals each.

Atletico Madrid Team News

Augusto Fernandez (hamstring), José Maria de Vargas (knee), and Sime Vrsaljko (ankle) are the players unavailable for Atletico Madrid.

Athletic Bilbao Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Atletico Madrid Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid Sidelined Players

Athletic Bilbao
Atletico Madrid
12 Augusto Fernandez Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Kepa Arrizabalaga 189 84
15 LB Inigo Lekue 179 70
4 CD Aymeric Laporte 189 85
24 RB Mikel Balenziaga 177 74
30 CD Unai Nunez 186 -
10 CM Iker Muniain 168 62
22 CM Raul Garcia 183 80
8 CDM Ander Iturraspe 187 74
14 CM Markel Susaeta 179 68
6 CDM Mikel San Jose 186 77
20 CF Aritz Aduriz 181 78
No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Jan Oblak 189 84
15 CD Stefan Savic 186 79
3 RB Filipe Luis 182 73
2 CD Diego Godin 187 79
24 LB Jose Gimenez 185 80
6 LM Koke 176 74
8 CM Saul Niguez 183 76
5 CM Thomas 185 75
22 RM Nicolas Gaitan 172 67
11 CF Angel Correa 173 70
7 CF Antoine Griezmann 176 72