Ace Football previews the La Liga round 38 match between Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao and offers team news, stats and a free betting tip with the latest odds.
Real Madrid welcome Athletic Bilbao for a final-day clash in La Liga at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.
The Whites approach the last La Liga round of the 2022/23 campaign up in second place in the standings, having claimed 77 points this season so far. With 37 games behind them, Athletic Bilbao have amassed 50 points, placing them eighth before their next fixture.
Team form: Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao
Real Madrid Form
In the previous three matches, Real Madrid lost 1-0 against Valencia, beat Rayo Vallecano by 2-1 and won 1-2 against Sevilla. The Whites showed little mercy in their past six matches at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, of which they won five, drew none and lost once. They hit the target 17 times, letting in six themselves.
Athletic Bilbao Form
Athletic Bilbao have only one win in their last three matches, as they did beat Celta Vigo by 2-1. Disappointment followed, going down 2-0 against Osasuna, and 0-1 against Elche. The Lions won half of their previous six away matches in La Liga, as well as seeing one draw and suffering two defeats. They scored nine goals whilst conceding 11.
Betting stats for Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao
Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting betting-relevant facts based on the stats from the most recent games that Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao played across all competitions.
- Real Madrid have scored in 31 of the last 33 home matches
- Real Madrid have not lost 16 of the last 18 home matches
- Real Madrid have won 9 of the last 11 home matches
- In 7 of the last 8 Real Madrid matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Real Madrid have won 5 of the last 7 home matches while scoring less than 2.5 goals
- In 13 of the last 15 Athletic Bilbao matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Athletic Bilbao have conceded in 13 of the last 14 away matches
- In 9 of the last 11 Athletic Bilbao away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 5 of the last 6 away matches Athletic Bilbao played, both teams scored
- Athletic Bilbao have conceded in 11 of the last 13 matches
Players on top: Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao
Karim Benzema is on fire, netting an impressive 18 goals in La Liga. Teams dream of having players in this kind of form, and Benzema aims to keep it going by scoring yet again in the next match. It’s an easy call to predict a goal from him at this point.
Popular markets: Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao
Of their 10 most recent games at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu across all tournaments, Real Madrid won eight times, drew one and lost one. Athletic Bilbao won four of their recent 10 games on their travels, as well as drawing two and losing four. The Lions conceded a goal in their previous 8 matches on the spin. Real Madrid have not lost to Athletic Bilbao in 17 consecutive home meetings.
Both teams to score
Real Madrid scored the first goal of the match in five of their previous ten games. Athletic Bilbao scored the opening goal in five of a possible ten games. Both teams have claimed just one clean sheet in their last 10 games. Real Madrid have scored in 6 consecutive league meetings with Athletic Bilbao.
Over 2.5 goals happened in six of Real Madrid’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They pulled off an average of 1.4 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in four of the last ten outings for Athletic Bilbao, who managed to score one time in those matches. Athletic Bilbao conceded a goal in their last 8 matches.
Betting suggestion: Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao
To summarize, the upcoming La Liga clash seems to be a good opportunity to place some bets. Taking into account the stats and facts for Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao mentioned in this article, we are offering a free betting tip below.