Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Another interesting game awaits the football fans as Atletico de Madrid will host Athletic Bilbao at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. This a clash between one of the best teams in the league and a team from the middle of the table. This outing is bound to provide lots of entertainment and betting chances for everyone.
Atletico Madrid hold the number two spot in La Liga with fifty-two points, seven less than the table leader, Barcelona. So far in the season, they’ve won fifteen, drawn seven, and lost one match with a positive goal difference of +25. Out of the last five games in the league, they have four wins and a draw. In the previous round, they came out victorious from a clash against Malaga. The final score was 1-0. Griezmann scored in the first minute of the match and set the final result. After that goal, not much has happened on the field.
Athletic Bilbao are placed thirteenth at the table with twenty-eight points from six wins, ten draws, and seven losses. Out of the last five league games, they have four draws and a loss. In the last round, they faced Las Palmas and managed to secure one point. The final result of the game was 0-0 and it was filled with rough contact and duels. The fact that eight yellow cards were shows, best pictures that.
The two sides have a long history between them, and in the recent past, Atletico Madrid have been dominant. The boys from Madrid have won four of the previous five matches, with the fifth being a 2-2 draw. At the home stadium, against Bilbao, they are on an eight-game unbeaten streak (seven wins, one draw). The last time that Athletic Bilbao won a game at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium was in 2011.
Atletico Madrid don't have many missing players for the match against Athletic Club. Stefan Savic is injured and he can't play on Sunday. Jan Oblak and Diego Costa are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready to play.
On the other side Athletic Bilbao have several missing players for the match on Sunday. Iker Muniain and Mikel Balenziaga are injured and they can't play against Atletico Madrid. Aritz Aduriz and Raul García are suspended and they also will not play on this match. All other players are fully fit and ready for the match.
Possible starting lineups
Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Luis, Hernandez, Godin, Vrsaljko; Koke, Gabi, Niguez, Vitolo; Costa, Griezmann
Athletic Bilbao: Kepa; Lekue, Nunez, Martinez, Saborit; Jose, Iturraspe; Marcos, Etxebarria, Susaeta; Williams
Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction
What a great football game in La Liga in Madrid where Atletico takes on Athletic Bilbao. Both teams are highly motivated for this game and we expect one tough football game and aggressive playing from both sides. Atletico play solid football in front of their fans and they are undefeated in their last 13 home matches. They have much better records in past meetings and have won 9 of their last 11 matches against Athletic Bilbao in all competitions. On the other side Athletic Club also play solid football this season and they are undefeated in 11 of their last 12 matches. They like to play aggressive and strong in defending and their main objective for this game will be fast counterattacks.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match Atletico vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction: Atletico Madrid to win. We don't expect lots of scoring chances on this match and our second betting pick for this game is Atletico to win to nil. Maybe correct score will be 1-0. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.