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Real Madrid vs Ath Bilbao Prediction & Betting tips
As part of the 33rd match day of the Spanish La Liga, the match between Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao takes place late on Wednesday evening. With a win, the “Royal” want to shorten the gap to rank 2 on which is currently rival Atletico Madrid. The guests from Bilbao find themselves this season only in the table midfield again. With only six remaining game days, the Basques will not be able to do much for up and down.
The La Liga season did not go as desired for Real Madrid. Due to too many loss of points, the “Royal” had to say goodbye to the title race at an early stage. Currently, the team of coach Zinedine Zidane is there in third place. The backlog of city rivals Atletico Madrid, who are in second place, is four points. Real Madrid have the second-best offensive in the league after FC Barcelona this season. In 32 games, “Los Blancos” scored 79 goals, an average of 2.47 matches per game. Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is the team’s top scorer. The Portuguese is currently at 23 goals this season.
At home Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid won ten of 16 games of the season. Nine home games they won clearly from these, so with at least two hits difference. In addition to a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid they won there last with 6: 3 against Girona, 4-0 against Deportivo Alaves or with a 5-2 against Real Sociedad. Apart from center-back Nacho Fernandez, Real Madrid will have all the players at their disposal before the upcoming duel with Athletic Bilbao. Compared to the last league game in which some players were spared, Ronaldo, Bale, Modric, Marcelo, Varane and Kroos could return to the Starfelf again.
With a record of nine wins, twelve draws and eleven defeats so far this season, Athletic Bilbao are only in the table midfield this season. After four participations in a European competition in series, the Basques will probably only be allowed to compete nationally next year. The back of the table, the Villarreal CF, is already nine points. Away, Athletic Bilbao won just four out of 16 games. Against a strange backdrop, the team of coach Cuco Ziganda lost in addition to the appearance in the Europa League against Olympique Marseille in La Liga four of the last five games. The four defeats in the league ended in the view of the Basques each with the result 0: 2.
Athletic Bilbao lost 2-3 to relegation candidate Deportivo La Coruna last weekend. Bilbao was not attentive enough, especially in the early stages, and was already 2-0 down after 14 minutes. In the second half, the Basque showed a significant increase in performance, but overall one has the feeling that this season there is not much motivation left for the respective players. The last twelve away games against their opponent, Real Madrid, have all been lost. Achieving a point win in the Santiago Bernabeu would be more than a challenge.
Real Madrid vs Ath Bilbao head to head matches
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
23.09.15 LL Ath Bilbao Real Madrid 1 : 2