Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 21 April 2019
Kick-Off 15:15 UK / 16:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu (Madrid).
Real Madrid failed to reduce the gap behind second-placed Atletico Madrid after a disappointing 1-1 draw on Monday evening away at Leganes. Zinedine Zidane sent a very strong line-up to the pitch, but the lack of true motivation seems to be slowing Los Blancos down in the final quarter of the season.
Can Los Blancos return to winning ways on Sunday afternoon when Athletic Bilbao come to visit Estadio Santiago Bernabeu? Real Madrid are on a three-win streak in front of the home crowd in La Liga and they are hoping to at least finish the underwhelming season on a high.
Nevertheless, Bilbao will be anything but naive opposition if we know they won three of last four league affairs. Such spell of form climbed the Basques up to seventh place in the league standings.
Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao: Head-to-head
Los Blancos were the dominant force in the history of head to head clashes with Athletic Bilbao at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid won 21, drew 2 and lost just 3 of 26 home encounters with the Lions.
Nonetheless, each of past three H2H affairs ended without a winner, including this term’s 1-1 draw at San Mames Barria.
Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao: Prediction
Gaizka Garitano’s troops enjoyed a strong attacking form in latest matches. They bagged two or more goals in four of past five league outings and we can easily see them on the scoresheet on Sunday afternoon.
Real Madrid shipped at least a goal in six of last seven home matches in all competitions. They also allowed one in the aforementioned 1-1 draw to Leganes on Monday evening away at Estadio Municipal de Butarque.
The home win & BTTS thus looks super attractive at 2.75 odds, while you can’t make a mistake backing three or more goals to be seen in this match at 1.53 odds.
Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.53 (8/15)
Real Madrid to win & Both Teams To Score @ 2.75 (7/4).