Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid
Spain – La Liga
Date: Sunday, 25 April 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio San Mamés.
The Colchoneros are at the top of the table, and they have a rare opportunity to secure the Spanish title this season. Note that the last time they had lifted this coveted trophy was back in 2013-14.
Currently they have a lead of three points over the second-placed Real Madrid, and with just six match-days remaining, it seems like a satisfactory gap – especially considering the participation of Real in the Champions League.
As always defense has been the hallmark of Diego Simeone’s men all throughout this campaign. They have let in the least number of goals of all the teams in the La Liga.
Meanwhile, the Lions are one of the five teams in the tournament to stay winless in the last five games, and note that the other four squads are placed 15th or downwards.
Going on, Marcelino Toral’s men have been conceding in plenty lately, and in return they have struggled to score goals.
On top of that, the Colchoneros also have a good h2h record against this opponent over the years, and have scored plenty in the process.
For these reasons, expect Atletico Madrid to deliver another winning performance this Sunday.
Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid Head-to-head (h2h)
- Simeone’s men had registered a 2-1 victory in the reverse encounter.
- They had recorded 16 of the previous 18 overall wins.
- They had scored two or more goals in seven of the past nine meetings.
- Since 2013, the hosts have won just once at this venue.
- The guests had scored two or more goals in five of the preceding eight clashes at this stadium.
Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid Prediction
The Lions had recorded a goalless draw the last match-day against Betis. In the meantime, the Colchoneros recorded a 2-0 win against Huesca.
Going on, Toral’s men were winless in 15 of their last 17 overall fixtures, and they had scored a total of just two goals from their former seven games.
On the other hand, their opposite number were unbeaten in 42 of their past 50 fixtures, and they have lost just thrice on the road in the last five-month period. Note that one of these defeats had come against Real Madrid.
Taking into account these observations, expect Atletico Madrid to post the three points on the board this weekend.
Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips
Atletico Madrid to Win @ 1.90 (9/10)
Over 1.5 Match Goals @ 1.44 (4/9).