Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao
Spain – Super Cup
Date: Thursday, 14 January 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio La Rosaleda.
The Los Blancos are the reigning Spanish champions, and judging their form, they are on course to add one more title to their already-full cabinet.
Moreover, the three remaining teams in the Super Cup are currently not performing at their highest level, and this tips the scale furthermore in favor of Zinedine Zidane’s men.
They have been scoring heavily all through this season, and they also happen to be the only team in the La Liga to defeat Atleti this campaign.
Meanwhile, the Basque club are struggling to secure at least one win in a while, and have been defensively inconsistent all through 2020-21.
Going on, they also have a worrying h2h record against this rival over the years, and judging all these factors, expect Real Madrid to post the win this Thursday, and get to the final.
Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Zidane’s men had recorded 25 of the former 27 overall wins.
- The latest clash had ended in a 3-1 win for them.
- They had conceded a total of just one goal from the past four straight meetings.
- It’s been five years since they have lost against this rival.
Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction
The Royal Whites were held to a goalless draw the last match-day on the road, by Osasuna. In the meantime, Marcelino Toral’s men lost 2-3 at home the past game week, against Barcelona.
Going on, Zidane’s men are on a nine-game unbeaten run, and of these, seven were wins. They had also scored two or more goals in six of their last eight overall match-ups. Note that they had also kept clean sheets in three of their last four fixtures.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in seven of their preceding nine match-ups, and they had conceded two or more goals in four of their past eight games.
And away from home, they have won just once since July of 2020, and that victory had come against Eibar.
On top of all that, the Los Blancos also have a great h2h record against this foe, and this includes a compelling 3-1 win just the last December.
Taking into account these observations, expect Real Madrid to record a win this Thursday.
Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao: Betting Tips
Real Madrid to Win @ 1.67 (2/3)
Over 1.5 Second Half Goals @ 2.20 (6/5).