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

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Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Athletic Bilbao’s disappointing run continues with the team only managing a 2-2 draw with Deportivo La Coruna. Cuco Ziganda’s team lost a lead twice in the game and ended up picking just a point. Susaeta’s opening goal was cancelled out by Adrian in the 35th minute, while Inaki Williams gave the lead for Bilbao in the second-half. Yet, Fabian Schar was able to equalise for the home team. In the midweek Copa del Rey, Athletic Bilbao lost against lower league Formentera. Real Madrid beat Malaga 3-2 in a surprisingly close game at the Santiago Bernabeu. Goals from Karim Benzema and Casemiro were cancelled out by Diego Rolan and Gonzalo Castro. Yet, Zinedine Zidane’s team came up with a late winner through Ronaldo. Real Madrid beat Fuenlabrada 4-2 on aggregate in the Copa del Rey.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Real Madrid have a strong record against Athletic Bilbao with five wins in six. Their last two away victories over Athletic Bilbao have been with a 2-1 score. There is a greater possibility of this score repeating with Real Madrid averaging two goals in the last six away games and Bilbao only managing five goals in the last six home matches. I would opt for a Real Madrid 2-1 victory. Karim Benzema has a good record against Athletic Bilbao after managing nine goals in 15 games against this team. He has been unable to score only twice in the league meetings since the 2014-15 campaign. After having scored in his last two appearances, Benzema is on a good scoring touch. I would back the Frenchman to score anytime in the game.

Real Madrid 2-1 win – 7/1

Karim Benzema to score anytime – 23/20

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 Real Madrid

Real Madrid scored over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

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

AVG Goals

1.2

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)

Real Madrid Form Guide

Real Madrid Team Logo

Real Madrid

Won

4

Draw

4

Lost

2
L H

11-04-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Juventus Team Logo Juventus

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

15-04-2018

Primera Division

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

18-04-2018

Primera Division

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

25-04-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Bayern Munich Team Logo Bayern Munich

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

28-04-2018

Primera Division

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

01-05-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Bayern Munich Team Logo Bayern Munich

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

06-05-2018

Primera Division

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

09-05-2018

Primera Division

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

12-05-2018

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 6 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

D A

19-05-2018

Primera Division

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

Athletic Bilbao Preview

Athletic Bilbao have been unable to get any sort of consistency going into their results. This has left the team just a few places about the bottom three. It is far cry from last season when Athletic Bilbao were challenging for a Europa League spot. Yet, the couple of good results can put the club back into the top 10, as eighth-placed Real Betis are only five points ahead. Aduriz leads the scoring charts at Athletic Bilbao with five for the season.

Athletic Bilbao Team News

Cuco Ziganda is struggling with injuries to Iker Undabarrene (cruciate ligament), Iker Muniain (cruciate ligament), Oscar De Marcos (toe), and Benat Etxebarria (hernia). Kepa Arrizabalaga Revuelta (ankle) is doubtful for the game, while Aymeric Laporte is suspended.

Real Madrid Preview

Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid are still far from being convincing in the league. However, the weekend results helped close the gap on Barcelona down to eight points. Even though it is still a significant lead for the Catalan club, Madrid will be hoping to reduce the deficit further in the coming weeks. Los Blancos have conceded five goals in the last six matches, while Barcelona have conceded the same figure over the course of the season. Isco and Marco Asensio remain the top scorers with four goals each.

Real Madrid Team News

Marco Asensio (hip), Gareth Bale (calf), and Luca Zidane (shoulder) are unavailable for Real Madrid, while Sergio Ramos is doubtful with a broken nose.

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

Real Madrid Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.2

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 Real Madrid Sidelined Players

Athletic Bilbao
7 Benat Etxebarria Injured
10 Iker Muniain Injured
5 Yeray Alvarez Injured
4 Aymeric Laporte Suspended
Real Madrid
20 Marco Asensio Injured
11 Gareth Bale Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Kepa Arrizabalaga 189 84
18 LB Oscar de Marcos 180 76
30 CD Unai Nunez 186 -
16 CD Xabier Etxeita 185 79
24 RB Mikel Balenziaga 177 74
8 CDM Ander Iturraspe 187 74
17 CDM Mikel Rico 178 75
11 CM Inaki Williams 186 77
22 CM Raul Garcia 183 80
14 CM Markel Susaeta 179 68
20 CF Aritz Aduriz 181 78
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Keylor Navas 184 78
2 LB Daniel Carvajal 173 73
5 CD Raphael Varane 191 76
4 CD Sergio Ramos 183 75
12 RB Marcelo 174 75
10 CDM Luka Modric 174 65
14 CDM Casemiro 184 80
8 CDM Toni Kroos 182 78
22 CM Isco 176 75
9 CF Karim Benzema 187 79
7 CF Cristiano Ronaldo 186 80