Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao
Spanish La Liga
Date: Tuesday, 15 December 2020
Kick-off at 21:00 UK/ 22:00 CET
Venue: Alfredo di Stefano Stadium (Madrid).
Real Madrid has to turn into winning ways soon in the league if they are to keep their La Liga title this season. Entering the Champions League playoffs will improve the morale of Ramos and Co. as they were a bit down after successive winless games in their schedule.
Bilbao has been dropping points easily in the campaign this season and has 6 losses within their 11 league appearances until now. With their shaky defense and poor form on the road, the visitor is not likely to test the home team in the middle for the upcoming clash on Tuesday.
Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of their last six matches have ended in a draw.
- Their previous encounter gave a 0-1 away win for Los Blancos.
- The host has been unbeaten for the past ten meetings.
- The visitor has won only once in their last 21 fixtures since 2010.
- None of their recent three matches have seen both teams score.
Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction
Real Madrid will come into the match as favorites to win. Their squad strength and the title from last season back them up for a home win on Tuesday. The 0-1 win against Sevilla earlier broke their winless streak in the campaign. At 1.40 odds, the home win seems to be an ideal choice.
Along with that, the host had a 2-0 win over Monchengladbach in the Champions League, which saw them through to the Round of 16 in the tournament. Finishing as the table-toppers in the group would have improved their morale in the middle, which in turn can be used in La Liga too.
Recent injuries have pushed Real Madrid to a low-scoring side. Besides, the absence of Hazard and the lack of a regular scorer in the squad affects their scoring average. Hence, the tip for under 3.5 goals will probably be the best bet for the punters in the clash.
Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Betting tips
Under 3.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).
Full-time result: Real Madrid @ 1.40 (2/5).