Atl. Madrid – Ath Bilbao : Preview & Prediction
The Liga Santander continues and this Sunday will play Atlético de Madrid and Athletic Bilbao in the Metropolitan Wanda. In the previous one, the “Cholo” team starts as a favorite, having to take advantage of the spaces and mistakes made by their rival to win the match even if it’s a goal difference. Remember that the goal of Atleti is to reach Barcelona, not being able to give points to this class of rivals.
Actuality of Atlético de Madrid
After beating 1-2 to the Danish Copenhagen for the Europa League, the “colchoneros” will look for another victory that will allow them to continue immersed in a positive streak. The team is not attractive but continues to add good results, shortening the distance they had with the Catalans. It is expected that they can win by a question of greater collective hierarchy.
In the Wanda Metropolitano, Atlético de Madrid has reaped acceptable results, after winning 7 matches and equaling the remaining 4 that he played. Unbeaten and balanced between the lines, Simeone’s squad scores the fair and yields very few goals on their fence (15 for and 4 against). He has won 4 of his last 5 home games, only conceding points against Girona (1-1). Then he thrashed Las Palmas 3-0 and defeated Valencia 1-0 in a well fought duel.
Athletic Bilbao news
After overcoming 1-3 Russian Spartak Moscow for the Europa League, Athletic Bilbao will have a difficult start this Sunday night. These days, he has 28 points in the table, managing to record 4 draws in his last 5 presentations (0-0 against Las Palmas as a local in the last date). It is far from the descent and any European competition.
Far from the new San Mamés, the “Lions” have alternated good and bad results, being known to be uncomfortable to overcome (3 wins, 4 draws and 5 falls, specifying 16 goals and receiving 19 in their goal). They come to lose their last exit 2-0 against Girona, cutting a streak of several games without stumbling in this condition (2 wins and 3 parities).
This will be the first duel held by Atlético de Madrid and Athletic Bilbao in the Metropolitan Wanda. The previous games were always in the legendary Vicente Calderón. The last time they hit “colchoneros” and Basques was some months ago in the new San Mamés, winning in that opportunity the ones led by Simeone (1-2).
Atlético de Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Forecast
Atlético Madrid is a compact and balanced team but not overwhelming despite having good players in attack. That is the philosophy of the Simeone technician and is the one that brought results to the team since his arrival several years ago. Therefore, we believe that he will manage the times and will try to take advantage of the spaces that his rival usually leaves naturally. In the end, it should not surprise us that the imbalance of Athletic Bilbao ends up condemning him to a new defeat playing away from the new San Mamés (5 in 12 starts). A triumph of the Atleti is expected by 1-0 or 2-0, not discarding a 2-1 by the push of the “Lions”.
Atl. Madrid – Ath Bilbao : Betting Tips
Atl. Madrid – Win Odds: 1.55
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70