Athletic Bilbao Vs Atletico Madrid: Preview And Prediction

Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid Spanish League Match Preview and Prediction 20-April-2016

Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid Kick-Off Time 20-April-2016

Diego Simeone is ready to put more pressure on Barcelona as they hit the road to Face Atletico Bilbao at the San Mames Barria on Wednesday.

Bilbao fought hard for a victory against Malaga last Sunday. Ernesto Valverde lead side sits 5th on the log with 54 points from 33 games, and will be hoping to claim the last spot for the Uefa champions League with 6 points behind Villarreal who currently sits 4th.

Atletico Madrid on the other hand sits 2nd on the log sharing point with table toppers “Barcelona”. Diego Simeone side dumped Granada 3-0 to close the 3 points gap between them and the league toppers.

Form Comparison

  • Athletic Bilbao dropped point twice In the last 5 games (3W,1D,1L)
  • Athletic Bilbao are the 6 best home side in the league so far with 9 wins in 16 home league so far, 4 draws, and 3 defeats
  • Atletico Madrid dropped point once in their last 5 games (4W, 1L)
  • Atletico Madrid have lost once in their last 5 away game

Athletic Bilbao: Predicted Line-Up (4-2-3-1)

Iraizoz
Balenziaga, Etxeita, Gurpegi, Marcos
Benat, San Jose
Muniain, Garcia, Susaeta
Inaki Williams

Atletico Madrid: Predicted Line-Up (4-4-2)

 

Oblak
Felipe Luis, Savic, Godin, Juanfran
Carrasco, Gabi, Koke, Saul Niguez
Torres, Griezmann

Athletic Bilbao Vs  Atletico Madrid: Head-To-Head-Stats

Atletico Madrid has had the best of Bilbao in their last 7 meetings, with 6 victories, and 1 draw in their last 7 clashes.

Bilbao has won once in the last 10 meeting with Atletico Madrid, producing a 3-0 victory against them in January 2013.

Athletic Bilbao Vs  Atletico Madrid: Prediction

Looking at the growing form of Atletico Madrid, and considering their aim of winning the league, the current form of top rivals. It will be a difficult task for Bilbao to claim 3 point from them at San Mames Barria on Wednesday.

However, a lot is at stake for Bilbao also a Champions League qualification spot or negative effect of dropping to the 6 position below Celta Vigo who is just a point behind them.

It will be an intriguing clash, so I will settle for both sides sharing points or a possible Atletico Madrid Win.

Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid-Statistical Prediction by LeagueLane
Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid: Statistical Prediction