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Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid - Betting Preview & Tips La Liga
Match Date: 18 March 2017 (local time)
Venue: San Mamés Barria (Bilbao)
Follow our free betting tips for Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid - Spanish La Liga and you can increase your betting winnings! Athletic Bilbao vs. Real Madrid predictions for Saturday’s Spanish La Liga clash at San Mamés Barria, Bilbao. Real Madrid travels to Bilbao looking to snatch the three points and build on their lead at the top of La Liga table.
Athletic Bilbao vs. Real Madrid Predictions, Betting tips and Match preview
Athletic Bilbao vs. Real Madrid predictions for Saturday’s Spanish La Liga clash at San Mamés Barria, Bilbao. Real Madrid travels to Bilbao looking to snatch the three points and build on their lead at the top of La Liga table.
Athletic Bilbao vs. Real Madrid Betting Tips
After a loss at Valencia (2-1) in late February, Real Madrid have returned to better form connecting 4 wins and 1 draw in their last 5 away from home matches and travel to Athletic Bilbao for their Spanish La Liga Matchday 28 clash hoping to extend their streak, which we will back @ 4/6 with Bet365.
Real Madrid haven’t been as convincing against Real Betis (2-1) last week but with confidence taken from it, they top the La Liga table with 2 points ahead of Barcelona and 1 match in hand. We expect to see Real Madrid just as confident and believe they can turn the likely narrow contest their way.
Athletic Bilbao have bagged 33 of their 44-points total with 10 wins and 3 draws at San Mames Barria, losing just 1 match there this season, only Real Madrid have better home records than them.
Real Madrid will surely be one of the biggest challenges yet and it will be a difficult task holding the in-form visitors off this time around. Both teams to score - Yes shapes to be the best way to approach the clash (odds @ 8/13 with Bet365), though, as we’ve seen Athletic Bilbao in great shape and Real Madrid both score and concede in each of their last 10 away from home matches.
Athletic Bilbao vs. Real Madrid Stats
Athletic Bilbao (7th in La Liga) have lost 12 of their last 14 league matches against Real Madrid (W1 D1), Athletic's only win was in March 2015 (1-0 at the new San Mames).
The 1-0 defeat to Real Madrid (1st in La Liga) was the last time they lost in a Spanish La Liga away match against a Basque team. Since then, Real Madrid have won in all of their 6 visits.
Real Madrid have only won in 1 of their 3 visits to the new San Mames in Spanish La Liga (D1 L1), with this win coming last season (2-1 in September 2015).
Athletic Bilbao are unbeaten in their last 13 Spanish La Liga matches at San Mames (W10 D3), their best run at home since 1992 (14), when their current manager, Ernesto Valverde, was an Athletic Bilbao player.
Real Madrid have scored in their last 48 matches in all competitions (2.70 on average), the best run of any Spanish La Liga team ever.
Real Madrid have made a comeback 16 times in all competitions, winning 9 and drawing 7 matches.
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 16 goals in his 15 matches against Athletic Bilbao in Spanish La Liga, but he has failed to do so at the new San Mames (3 matches).
Karim Benzema has scored 5 goals in his last 5 league matches against Athletic Bilbao.
Real Madrid have earned 3 consecutive wins over their rivals in the past 2 years, bagging the home points in February (4-2) and October (2-1) 2016. Their trips to San Mames Barria have been more troublesome and Real's last win (1-2 in September 2015) was only their 1st there since 2013, as they have been kept to a 1-1 draw and suffered a 1-0 loss in 2 matchups beforehand.
Real Madrid should now be able to connect 2 such wins and with the balance of things, we’ll back the same score prediction, going for a 1-2 correct score prediction @ 7/1 with SkyBet.
Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid predicted line-ups
Athletic Bilbao predicted line-up (4-2-3-1):
Defenders: Boveda, Alvarez, Laporte, Balenziaga
Defensive Midfielders: Etxebarria, San Jose
Attacking Midfielders: Lekue, Garcia, Muniain
Real Madrid predicted line-up (4-3-3):
Defenders: Carvajal, Ramos, Fernandez, Marcelo
Midfielders: Kroos, Modric, Isco
Forwards: Bale, Ronaldo, Morata
Results of each team last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions
|Athletic Bilbao last 5 matches (most recent first):|
|Real Madrid last 5 matches (most recent first):|
Last time they met: Real Madrid 2-1 Athletic Bilbao
Other fixtures taking place this week in the Spanish La Liga:
|February 5, 2017|
|Celta de Vigo||20:45||Real Madrid|
|March 18, 2017|
|Athletic Bilbao||16:15||Real Madrid|
|Deportivo Alavés||18:30||Real Sociedad|
|March 19, 2017|
|Atlético de Madrid||16:15||Sevilla|
|Deportivo De La Coruña||18:30||Celta de Vigo|
|Real Sporting de Gijón||18:30||Granada|
|March 31, 2017|
|April 1, 2017|
|Málaga||18:45||Atlético de Madrid|
|April 2, 2017|
|Sevilla||10:00||Real Sporting de Gijón|
|Real Madrid||14:15||Deportivo Alavés|
|Valencia||16:30||Deportivo De La Coruña|
|April 3, 2017|
|Celta de Vigo||18:45||Las Palmas|
|4||Atlético de Madrid||27||15||7||5||49||22||+27||52|
|12||Celta de Vigo||26||10||5||11||39||45||-6||35|
|15||Deportivo De La Coruña||27||6||9||12||31||42||-11||27|
|19||Real Sporting de Gijón||27||4||6||17||28||56||-28||18|
|March 17, 2017|
|Las Palmas||1 - 0||Villarreal|
|March 13, 2017|
|Osasuna||1 - 1||Eibar|
|March 12, 2017|
|Real Madrid||2 - 1||Real Betis|
|Celta de Vigo||0 - 1||Villarreal|
|Deportivo De La Coruña||2 - 1||Barcelona|
|Real Sociedad||0 - 2||Athletic Bilbao|
|March 11, 2017|
|Granada||0 - 1||Atlético de Madrid|
|Málaga||1 - 2||Deportivo Alavés|
|Sevilla||1 - 1||Leganés|
|Valencia||1 - 1||Real Sporting de Gijón|
|March 10, 2017|
|Espanyol||4 - 3||Las Palmas|
|March 8, 2017|
|Deportivo De La Coruña||1 - 1||Real Betis|
|March 6, 2017|
|Deportivo Alavés||1 - 1||Sevilla|
|March 5, 2017|
|Athletic Bilbao||1 - 0||Málaga|
|Las Palmas||5 - 2||Osasuna|
|Atlético de Madrid||3 - 0||Valencia|
|Real Sporting de Gijón||0 - 1||Deportivo De La Coruña|
The predicted score result is a 2-1 victory for Real Madrid.
La Liga Betting Tips: Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid - Both Teams to Score (BTTS) - YES