LaLiga: Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao

Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Betting Tip and Predictions. In the last match of Round 9 in Spanish LaLiga, Real Madrid host Athletic Bilbao at Santiago Bernabéu. Read below betting preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao.


Real Madrid stand at the second position in LaLiga with two points more than Barcelona. They have the same number of points at their city rivals Atletico Madrid, but Atletico have the better goal difference. After three matches in which Real Madrid failed to win (0-3-0), they have improved their performance and smashed Betis 1-6. Meanwhile, they played in the UEFA Champions League against Legia and demolished them 5-1. Interesting fact is that heir best player Cristiano Ronaldo scored only 2 goals of their 22 in LaLiga this season. Against Athletic Bilbao they shouldn’t have many problems and three points must be in their pockets. Home side beat their opponents from Bilbao in both matches last season and they want to take another three points and stay in the race for the title. Their coach Zinedine Zidane said before the start of the season that LaLiga is priority and they want to win the title.

Athletic Bilbao started this season in Spanish football league very solid and after eight rounds they are standing at the 6th position. Their main goal is to finish the season in the Top 6 and play in the UEFA Europa League next season. Visitors play in that European competition this season, but their performance is not impressive. In the last game on Thursday Genk beat them 2-0, so after three rounds Athletic stand at the bottom of Group F. Despite the fact that they don’t shine Europa League, visitors are playing very good in their domestic league. In the last Athletic Bilbao have managed to win 5 times and lost only once. It will be very hard for them to make positive result against Real Madrid, but they have nothing to lose and they will try to stay unbeaten.

Team News

Home side miss Luka Modrić, Sergio Ramos and Casemiro. On the other side, visitors miss suspended Balenziaga, de Marcos is injured, while Alvarez and Arrizabalaga are both doubtful.

Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Predicted Lineups

Real Madrid: Keylor Navas, Marcelo, Pepe, Varane, Carvajal, Isco, Kroos, Kovačić, Bale, Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Athletic Bilbao: Iraizoz, Boveda, Etxeita, Laporta, Saborit, Benat, Jose, Garcia, Williams, Muniain, Merino.

Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction

Thinking about betting tip for the match between Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao, Cristiano Ronaldo was on my mind. He scored only 2 goals this season and it’s question of time when he will start to hit the nets. Odd for bet “Ronaldo score 2 or more goals” is 2.62 and it’s very attractive odd, but it’s a little bit risky bet. However, I believe that Real will not have many problems and finish the job in the first half-time.

Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Betting Tip: 1/1 @ 1.62 (Bet365)

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