Real Madrid vs Athletic Club: Preview and Prediction
Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 23rd October 2016,
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Santiago Bernabeu (Madrid).
La Liga giants Real Madrid will host Athletic Club at Santiago Bernabeu with the hope of maintaining their clean record this season.
Just like their Madrid counterpart, Real Madrid have been unbeaten in all competitions. They have drawn 4 of their 11 games in all competitions this season and won 7 games.
The Madrid side will enter this game from a 2 games winning streak in all competitions. They defeated Real Betis 6-1 last weekend in the league and also bulldozed Legia Warsaw 5-1 on Tuesday. A win in this game will give them the opportunity of going top of the table, should their city rival Atletico Madrid Slip.
Meanwhile, Athletic Club haven’t been bad this season, they are currently on the 6th spot with 15 points. They are just 3 points off the leading teams, and 3 points above teams below the Europa league spot.
Bilbao will enter this from a 2-0 defeat in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday, which makes it their 5th defeat in all competitions this season. A win in this game will keep them on same point as their host who are currently on 18 points.
Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao: Head to Head Statistics
- Both teams have played 48 games against each other in the past
- Real Madrid have won 31 games, drawn 6 and lost 11 to Athletic Bilbao
- At Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid have won 20 games, drawn 1 and lost 3 games to Athletic Bilbao
- Madrid have also outscored them hugely, they have scored 112 goals and conceded 46 goals against Bilbao
- Madrid have dominated their last 6 games, with 4 wins, a draw and a defeat to Bilbao.
Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao: Prediction
Madrid are the favourites in this game from all angles, they are better comparing their recent form and head to head stats. It will be difficult for Bilbao contain the trio of Ronaldo, Benzema and Bale as they are all fit for this game. Also Benat’s absence will be a sought of big blow to Bilbao.
Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score and Madrid to win at 2.20 (6/5)