Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Saturday, 26 October 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).
Atleti has entered a period of dismal form, and it has started to affect their position in standings. They have managed to stay unbeaten in their last five appearances in the league, however, four of these games had ended in draws. Suffice it to say, that they are desperate this weekend, and will need to put sweat and blood on the pitch to secure the three points.
Still, the incoming guests are no mean opponents. Bilbao had begun their campaign with a win against defending champions Barcelona, and they could still play spoilsport to another heavyweight.
Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Head-to-head (h2h)
- Los Indios won the previous five games on the trot.
- The last Bilbao won against this opponent was back in 2013.
- 17 of the former 20 wins went to the Madrid outfit.
- Nine of the preceding ten games at this venue ended in nine wins and a draw.
- Six of the past nine clashes at this stadium saw the hosts keeping clean sheets.
Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction
Diego Simeone’s men were back to what they do the best the last day. In spite of their struggles in the league, the team managed to post a 1-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League. Meanwhile, their opponents for the upcoming tie had to succumb to this same scoreline against Celta Vigo on the road. Keep note that Vigo is currently placed 17th in the table.
It’s true that the Colchoneros are suffering due to a series of winless games, but it needs to be mentioned that they have lost just once this season. Impressively, at the Metropolitano, they have lost just once this whole year, and that too to Real Madrid, back in February.
Staying true to character, the team has let in a total of just one goal from their preceding four appearances in front of the home crowd. Meanwhile, their counterparts have just two wins to show for from their past eight attempts, and away from home, they are on a streak of four winless matches. They also were winless in nine of their past eleven road trips too.
Finally, h2h clashes too have been predominantly in favor of Simeone’s men, and with them desperate for points, a victory is likely around the corner for the hosts.
Coming to goals, with the stupendous defense of the Colchoneros, and their misfiring frontline, goals are going to be scarce this match-day in the La Liga.
Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Betting Tips
Atletico Madrid to Win @ 1.75 (3/4)
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.50 (1/2).