Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction & Match Preview

Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 10 November 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).

Atletico Madrid will have a nice chance to back up mid-week’s home win over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Saturday evening when they host Athletic Bilbao in the 12th round of Primera Division.

Diego someone had some issues with his starting line-up on Tuesday night, but the absence of Diego Godin, Koke and Doego Costa was not felt against an in-form opposition. It was clearly an encouraging display from the Mattressers who moved lock on points with BVB at the top of their respective group standings.

When it comes to their domestic affairs, Simeone’s men trail four pints behind pace-setters Barcelona after a 1-1 slip-up away at Leganes last time out. There are no doubts they will be highly motivated to claim the spoils here and try and narrow the gap behind the Catalans down to a single point before Barcelona meet Betis without the likes of Philippe Coutinho and Lionel Messi the day after.

Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao: Head-to-head

Athletic Bilbao were not a tricky opposition to the Mattressers in the most recent history of their head to head encounters.

Atletico Madrid won five and drew one of last six matches against the Lions.

Atleti notched two or more goals in last four meetings with the Basques.

Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao: Prediction

As it was expected, Atletico Madrid boast league’s best defensive record at the moment. They shipped just 6 goals in 11 games so far. The team allowed just two goals in last seven La Liga outings.

We can thus hardly see the Basques on the scoresheet here, especially if we know they struggled for goals in recent outings. The team led by Eduardo Berizzo failed to find the back of the net in last two league games against Valencia (0-0 draw) and Espanyol (1-0 loss).

The home win is a banker at 1.444, while you can alternatively back Atleti to keep their net untouched at the odds of 1.61.

Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao: Bet Tips

  • Atletico Madrid to win @ 1.44 (4/9)
  • Atletico Madrid to keep a clean sheet @ 1.8/13).