Ace Football team offers a betting preview for Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid who will clash on Sunday. The betting preview includes the latest fixture stats, facts and a free betting tip with the best odds from our recommended bookmakers.
The La Liga tie at San Mames Barria on this coming Sunday sees home team Athletic Bilbao up against Real Madrid.
While Real Madrid are chasing the lead in La Liga after collecting 38 points in 16 rounds, Athletic Bilbao trail by 26 points after 17 rounds, leaving them as number 8 in the table.
Team form: Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid
Athletic Bilbao Form
Athletic Bilbao delivered a bit of everything as their last three matches added four points to their tally. An encounter with Osasuna brought a 0-0 draw, which was followed by a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Real Sociedad. Their most recent game had them back on the winning trail, as they beat Espanyol by 1-0. The Leones claimed four wins in their last six La Liga matches at the San Mames Barria. They came through these games with a record of one draw and one defeat, in which they conceded three and scored 11 goals.
Real Madrid Form
Real Madrid claimed four points in their last three matches, starting by a 1-1 draw with Valencia. A 1-3 defeat against Barcelona was next up, before beating Villarreal by 2-3. In their last six La Liga away matches, Los Blancos won a very acceptable four times. They’ve also drawn none and lost twice, scoring 11 while also conceding six times.
Betting facts for Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid
Here are some stats and facts that might be useful for betting on the upcoming match between Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid. The facts are based on the data from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all competitions.
- Athletic Bilbao have won 5 of the last 6 home matches without conceding a goal
- Athletic Bilbao have not lost 18 of the last 20 home matches
- In 12 of the last 14 Athletic Bilbao home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 11 of the last 13 Athletic Bilbao matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Athletic Bilbao have not lost 10 of the last 11 matches
- Real Madrid have scored in the last 28 matches in a row
- Real Madrid have scored in the last 15 away matches in a row
- In 9 of the last 11 matches Real Madrid played, both teams scored
- In 8 of the last 10 Real Madrid away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 6 of the last 8 Real Madrid matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
In-form players: Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid
Athletic Bilbao against Real Madrid is also a battle between Gorka Guruzeta and Karim Benzema, with both in decent form. They have each scored three goals in their last six games.
Popular markets: Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid
Athletic Bilbao won eight of the previous 10 home matches across all tournaments, while drawing one and losing one as well. Real Madrid won six from a possible 10 away from home, as they also drew one and lost three in this run. Los Blancos have not lost to Athletic Bilbao in 14 consecutive meetings.
Both teams to score
Athletic Bilbao scored the first goal in seven out of their last ten games. Real Madrid scored the opening goal in six of the last ten games. Real Madrid managed two wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches. Los Blancos have scored in 4 consecutive meetings with Athletic Bilbao when playing at away ground.
Over 2.5 goals happened in three of Athletic Bilbao’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They pulled off an average of 1.7 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in seven of the last ten outings for Real Madrid, who scored 2.3 times in those matches. Real Madrid are on a nice streak of scoring at least once in their previous 16 matches.
Suggested bet: Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid
To sum up, the upcoming match between Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid seems to be a good betting opportunity. Considering the above statements, we have come up with a betting prediction for this La Liga game.