Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid: Preview & Prediction
Athletic Bilbao – Real Madrid – Three Derby brings this round Champions League, and the first game in Bilbao, where domestic Athletic seeking valuable points in the battle for a place in the European league, and guests from Madrid defend first place run by and for them, this is also a very important game. After surprising relegation from the league, Athletic plays very solid in the examples and the last four games they scored three wins with one defeat. Real lost after lagging the match in Valencia, imported five matches without defeat, but with a surprising home draw against Las Palmas and four victory and passage to the quarter-finals. In the first season of the Real with a lot of problems and reduce the deficit in the finish details Athletic won with 2: 1.
Eliminated from the Europa League by APOEL, against which they definitely were absolute favorites, marked the end of the story and automatically are fully able to focus on the fight for a new exit on the European scene. Currently the seventh and this position is likely to be sufficient to qualify for the Europa League qualification, but to be sure, it is desirable to at least sixth place them far away four points. They also had unfavorable situation, and then in the last round in a large Basque derby as guests won with 2: 0 Real Sociedad, a team that is not in this sixth place. She had not expected to be able to win in San Sebastian, because they did not play well at home lately, while the host in great shape, but they set the perfect tactical and finally routinely celebrated.
So they broke a long negative series with no wins away from home, which has lasted since mid-September when the championship is concerned. That is why at home only once lost and the number of points is only just better team Real Madrid. When it comes to composition, back to goal Arrizabalaga, but recovered and de Marcos and Aduriz, who are in San Sebastian entered the sidelines, while should now be starters. Therefore certainly will not be midfielders San Jose because cardboard and probably jumps Iturraspe.
Probable lineups Athletic Bilbao: Arrizabalaga – de Marcos, Yeray, Laporte, Balenziaga – Benat, Iturraspe – Williams, Raul Garcia, Iker Muniain – Aduriz
Real came back in the first place Instances and now are definitely determined that by the end of the championship no longer emit the leading position, a look at the schedule reveals that this is at least on paper, the most difficult hosting that will have. However, it was previously shown that the so-called small game can be a problem and therefore will Madridistas constantly be under pressure. In the last round it was obvious that even a home game against objectively weaker rivals may be very inconvenient and Betis was on the verge of winning a point, however, Real’s savior Ramos was again in that role and scored a goal in the finish to win 2: 1.
It’s not been easy for Real Madrid in the second leg of the eighth finals of the Champions League, because he led Napoli at home with 1: 0, but again Ramos was a player turning. Is struggling Real in almost all the matches lately and just Eibar away mastered a routine with 4: 1. I still take that many matches in which Real gives at least one goal, but in the last six matches and are receiving goals. They were still sidelined two stopper, Varane and Pepe, so that on the field again Nacho, and should play and Casemiro, who was rested in the last round.
Probable lineups: Real Madrid Navas – Carvajal, Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo – Casemiro, T.KROOS, Modric – Ronaldo, Bale – Benzema
Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid: Direct Matches
Athletic at home, very good this season and rarely lose and only slightly more often they draw. Real simply must win every game and what they definitely is not a problem is to score goals, but we recently did not fail to keep their network so that way we forecast in the match.
Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid: Betting Tips
Real Madrid win – Odds: 1.67
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 1.55