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Ath Bilbao vs Real Madrid Prediction & Betting tips
On Saturday, 15.09.2018, meet on Matchday 4 of the La Liga Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid on each other. After the overwhelming victory of Barcelona, Real slipped to second place due to the inferior goal difference. Both teams are so far without loss of points. Athletic Bilbao is sixth with one less game. The away game against Rayo Vallecano had to be postponed due to construction deficiencies in the stadium. A new date is not fixed yet. Therefore, we have only two games available that can be analyzed. This does not make things much easier. Perhaps this also brings us an advantage, as the masses of people do not have this information available, but we can better weight the less available data.
Bilbao is, as mentioned above, in sixth place in the league. From the first two games they got four points. The first game ended with a 2-1 win against Leganes. Leganes is currently ranked 19th in the league and drove even after three matchdays only one point. Only Rayo Vallecano lost both games and is even worse. Since Vallecano also has less of the aforementioned game, Leganes is currently perhaps the worst team in the Primera Division. That’s why we would not want the success to be too high.
It was followed by another home game against the promoted Huesca. Here “Los Leones” looked like the winner, but a 2-0 lead was not enough. At the end it was 2: 2, a performance-oriented result, even if the shot to 2: 2 probably flies only every hundred years in goal. But that’s soccer and Bilbao has to live with that one point. It’s difficult to judge a team after only two games. That’s why we still include the test match during the international break in our analysis. Against Real Valladolid succeeded a 3: 1 success. Although friendly matches should not really be taken too seriously, so far it seems as if Bilbao would do more in this season than in the previous year. In 2017/2018 they finished the season still in 16th place.
So far Bilbao had to accept at least one goal in each game. Whether the departure of goalkeeper Kepa has something to do with it, so far difficult to judge. But while one goes, someone else has been committed to the defensive. This one is called Yuri Berchiche. The 28-year-old Spaniard and left-back came from Paris Saint-Germain and was also on the scoresheet on the final day. We are all aware that Real Madrid is the favorite in this game. Bilbao, however, seems to offer more than you might expect. Whether it is worth giving a tip on Athletic Bilbao against Real Madrid, as the odds seem very high, we reveal, after we have dedicated ourselves to the Royal.
Real Madrid has won all three LaLiga games so far. Only the defeat in European Supercup final against city rivals Atletico Madrid is a small flaw on the otherwise so white vest. At the opening against Getafe succeeded a 2-0 win. Then they swept Girona with 4: 1 from the square, only to repeat the same result a week later against Leganes. After a draw at halftime Real turned in the second round and Karim Benzema was allowed to start with his second double of the season, the 4-1 final score.
Not a few experts thought that “the royals” will lose a little bit of class after the departure of Ronaldo. So far, however, is nothing to see. Gareth Bale “is replacing him at the moment and plays the season of his life. He meets in every game and leads gates. Even during the Nations League he met in the jersey of the Welsh against Ireland. Lopetegui seems to have formed a homogeneous troupe that will certainly provide Barcelona a head-to-head race. Whether or not Atletico Madrid can intervene remains rather questionable after the performances shown last.
Another reason for Real Madrid beating Athletic Bilbao is that Lopetegui can make a splash. All players are fit, nobody is locked. What more could a coach want than to be spoiled for choice with a team like Real Madrid?
Ath Bilbao vs Real Madrid head to head matches
18.04.18 LL Real Madrid Ath Bilbao 1 : 1
02.12.17 LL Ath Bilbao Real Madrid 0 : 0
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