Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid Prediction & Match Preview

Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Spanish Super Cup Final Predictions by LeagueLane

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid 
Spain – Super Cup 
Date: Sunday, 16 January 2022 
Kick-off at 18:30 UK/ 19:30 CET 
Venue: King Abdullah Sports City. 

The only team that could raise any challenge for Real Madrid right now is Sevilla, and they are not in the Super Cup. The Royal Whites are massive favorites to lift the title now. 

They come into the final after defeating arch-rivals Barcelona in the semis, and it was their fifth straight win in an El Clasico. The Los Blancos once again dream of having a monopoly over Spanish football, and it seems like it might come true – at least for the next two years. 

They are in great form right now. Even when their performances have gone below par, they have managed to get the results – a hallmark of a great team.  

Meanwhile, Bilbao do have a puncher’s chance here, but their recent form does not suggest that they are capable to pull off an upset. 

Moreover, they also have a poor h2h record against this foe over the years. 

By the looks of things, expect a win for Real Madrid this Sunday at the King Abdullah Sports City. 

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid Head-to-head (h2h) 

  • The latest meeting had ended in a 1-2 win for Madrid. 
  • They had won five of the past six clashes. 
  • They had recorded 29 of the past 32 overall wins. 
  • This is kind of a grudge match for the Los Blancos, as Bilbao had defeated them in the semis of the previous edition of Super Cup. 

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid Prediction & Analysis 

Bilbao defeated Atletico Madrid in the semis with a 2-1 score-line. However, their form in 2021-22 has not been impressive at all. They were winless in 10 of the past 14 overall fixtures, and they had a total of just two clean sheets in the past seven games. 

One of these had come in the Copa del Rey, against a team from the lower division, while the other had come against the 18th placed team in La Liga (Alaves). 

On the other hand, Carlo Ancelotti’s men have lost just once in the past three-month period, and they had also won 14 of the former 16 matches.  

They had also scored three or more goals in the past three games in a row, and they had scored twice or more in 15 of the past 19 fixtures. 

And importantly, they also have a great h2h record against this foe over the years. 

Taking into account these observations, expect a win for Real Madrid this weekend. 

Key Stats for Betting 

  • The Royal Whites had won 14 of the past 16 overall games. 
  • They are at the top of the league table with a five-point lead, and have scored 12 more goals than any other team in the competition. 
  • Meanwhile, Bilbao are placed ninth in the La Liga table, and have won just six times during the campaign. 

Tips for Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid 

  • Real Madrid to Win & Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.50 (3/2) 
  • Correct Score: Real Madrid 3-1 @ 13.00 (12/1).