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.
- 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)
Balenziaga, Etxeita, Gurpegi, Marcos
Benat, San Jose
Muniain, Garcia, Susaeta
Atletico Madrid: Predicted Line-Up (4-4-2)
Felipe Luis, Savic, Godin, Juanfran
Carrasco, Gabi, Koke, Saul Niguez
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.