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Bilbao – Real, both clubs are playing for their season disappointing season. While Real Madrid are eight points behind leaders FC Barcelona in fourth place and will struggle to defend the title, Athletic Bilbao is only back in 16th place – also eight points behind sixth place and the Europa League should be at least again.
There were already 185 duels between the two traditional clubs, with clearly better results for Real, who lost with 95 wins and 32 draws but also 58 times against Bilbao. In Bilbao in particular, the royal team often struggle, as 39 defeats in just 32 away wins and 17 draws make clear.
Ath Bilbao :
Athletic Bilbao has started the season well. The Basques made it to Dinamo Bucharest (1: 1 and 3: 0) and Panathinaikos Athens (3: 2 and 1: 0) qualifying for the Europa League and then brought from the first three league games seven points, before six times in a row there was no victory. While only one point from the first two matches of the Europa League, it was from the following four games of the Primera Division also just a counter. And after a 1-0 win against Sevilla, things did not go very well. Seven points from three games against Östersunds FK (2: 2 and 1: 0) and Hertha BSC (3: 2) held the chance for the Europa League sixteenth finals, but in the Copa del Rey now meant a 0 on Wednesday : 1 home defeat against the third-rate SD Formentera after a 1-1 in the first leg the embarrassing. In the league sat after the victory over Sevilla initially three bankruptcies in a row, before it was at least against Villarreal (1-1) and at Deportivo La Coruna (2: 2) at least again draw.
In addition to injured Benat Etxebarria, Iker Muniain and Iker Undabarrene also missing defender Aymeric Laporte. There are question marks behind goalkeeper Kepa and Oscar de Marcos.
Estimated lineup: Kepa – Boveda, Nunez, Etxeita, Balenziaga – Iturraspe, Mikel Rico – Williams, de Marcos, Susaeta – Aduriz
Real Madrid :
Real Madrid did not fare well in the Primera Division with only five points from their first three games, having already bagged two titles in the run-up to the UEFA Super Cup and the Spanish Supercopa. After that, things continued shakily, as can be seen in second place in the Champions League group behind Tottenham Hotspur with just ten points from five games. In the Copa del Rey on Wednesday with a 2: 2 against CF Fuenlabrada (first leg 2: 0) made it into the second round, but without any shine. This one missed often also in the league, in which it was after the mixed start until the tenth round of the game with five wins on, but also with two bankruptcies against Betis Sevilla (0: 1) and at FC Girona (1: 2). Most recently, UD Las Palmas (3-0) and FC Malaga (3-1) took home wins in a 2-0 win at Atletico Madrid.
While Marco Asensio is still missing, Keylor Navas and Sergio Ramos could return to the starting eleven. Gareth Bale and Mateo Kovacic could at least be back in the squad. Because only one B-Eleven ran aground in the Copa del Rey during the week, nobody should be spared.
Estimated lineup: Navas – Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo – Modric, Casemiro, Kroos – Isco – Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo
Ath Bilbao vs Real Madrid head to head matches
18.03.17 LL Ath Bilbao Real Madrid 1 : 2
23.10.16 LL Real Madrid Ath Bilbao 2 : 1
13.02.16 LL Real Madrid Ath Bilbao 4 : 2
23.09.15 LL Ath Bilbao Real Madrid 1 : 2
07.03.15 LL Ath Bilbao Real Madrid 1 : 0