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Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction & Betting tips
Atletico Madrid is already third in third place, but the last game of this season has a very emotional load. Athletic Bilbao Home will be the last game ever in Vicente Calderon. A worthy farewell is of course a victory, but visitors are still not sure about European football.
Atletico Madrid :
Sunday afternoon, Atletico Madrid will end a somewhat disappointing season. The Madrilenians could never really get lost in the Spanish title and in the Champions League they were kicked in the semi-finals by arch rivals Real Madrid. Of course, the third place in the Primera Division is a good achievement, but the red whites want to take the next step in their development. It’s going to come because this summer, Los Colchoneros moves to the immense Wanda Metropolitano. That means that Athletic Bilbao-home will be the last match in the Vicente Calderon.
It is for the fans who, as a souvenir, can take their own seat home with him, of course, crucial that the farewell contest in this soccer game with a victory enters the history books. Athleti is traditionally ironic for its own audience, but for the coming weekend it will be a puzzle for Simeone trainer. Due to injuries and suspensions, Argentine may have only fourteen fit players, so he may have to rely on some youth players to fill up the reserve bank. In particular, the backlog has been severely affected by suspects for Godin, Gimenez and Filipe Luis and Vrsaljko and Juanfran injuries. It is likely that the midfielders Saul and Thomas Partey will be taken backwards.
Probable setup Atletico Madrid
Oblak; Lucas Hernandez, Saul, Savic, Thomas Partey; Carrasco, Gabi, Tiago, Koke; Gameiro, Griezmann
Athletic Bilbao :
Athletic Bilbao has little desire to figure out in Atletico Madrid’s part-time match at Vicente Calderon, taking the final round of this season’s bloodshed. Rightly, because in the worst-case scenario, the Basques are taking part in European football. If the team finishes in seventh place and Alaves wins the Spanish Cup at the expense of FC Barcelona, then the red whits do not have to get their passport for the time being.
The chance that Athletic Bilbao actually pours next to the European pot is indeed very small, but in football you never know how a cow is getting a hurry. “I’d rather not be dependent on the last game round,” said Ernesto Valverde last week honestly after the disappointing 1-1 draw last week at Leganes. The coach is most likely on the bench at Athletic Bilbao this weekend. He has a declining contract and is in the interest of major powers like FC Barcelona and Arsenal. According to local media like TV3 and RAC 1, Valverde might even be as close as possible with the Catalans, although it is obviously awaiting how far this rumor is based on truth. Valverde may in the final round of this season in any case have almost his entire selection, because Williams alone is a doubt.
Probable setup Athletic Bilbao
Kepa; Balenziaga, Laporte, Yeray, De Marcos; Benat, San Jose; Muniain, Raul Garcia, Williams; Aduriz
Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao head to head matches
22.01.17 LL Ath Bilbao Atl. Madrid 2 : 2
20.04.16 LL Ath Bilbao Atl. Madrid 0 : 1
13.12.15 LL Atl. Madrid Ath Bilbao 2 : 1
02.05.15 LL Atl. Madrid Ath Bilbao 0 : 0
21.12.14 LL Ath Bilbao Atl. Madrid 1 : 4