Sports Innovation previews the Spanish Super Cup match between Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
Current Spanish Super Cup champions Athletic Bilbao will look to reach their second consecutive final tonight if they manage to beat Atletico Madrid, the La Liga trophy holders. The winners at the King Fahd International Stadium in Saudi Arabia will meet Real Madrid in the final on January 16, who beat Barcelona yesterday evening.
Los Colchoneros have had a pretty stable La Liga campaign, however are not the leaders this season. Whereas, Los Leones are struggling to keep up with the teams at the domestic level as they stand ninth in the league.
Anyhow, Bilbao will try their best to defeat Diego Simeone’s defensive side to retain the Copa del Rey title.
Season facts for Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao.
Facts are calculated for Super Cup
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Atletico Madrid’s last 4 of 6 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Atletico Madrid’s last 2 of 4 matches;
- Atletico Madrid scored in the last 5 of 6 matches;
- Atletico Madrid conceded in the last 4 of 6 matches.
- Athletic Bilbao unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row;
- Athletic Bilbao unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row when playing away;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Athletic Bilbao’s last 5 of 6 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Athletic Bilbao’s last 2 of 4 matches.
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Current form — Atletico Madrid v. Athletic Bilbao
The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
Atletico continue a decent run
Results have been on par for Atletico Madrid in their past games, as they have performed more or less according to expectations. Their last three games brought two victories and a draw which was against Villareal by 2-2. Before that, they beat Majadahonda and Vallecano by 5-0 and 2-0 respectively.
Bilbao hope to retain the title
It is difficult to point a finger at recent results for Athletic Bilbao, as they have performed on a consistent level. In their past three encounters, they managed to beat Osusuna by 3-1 and Mancha Real by 2-0. However, they shared points with Alaves in their latest La Liga match which was a goalless fixture.
Atletico Madrid v. Athletic Bilbao — fixture history
The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights that are worth considering before making your predictions and bets on the upcoming game.
There is a first time for everything and this is the first time Athletic Bilbao is playing Atletico Madrid in the Super Cup.
Full Time Betting
It doesn’t matter whether your betting strategy involves accumulators or singles, the bookmakers will offer odds on this game. Atletico Madrid are currently priced at 2.05 to win, while the draw is 3.25. The away win for Athletic Bilbao at 4.10 could also rack up an accumulator. Atletico Madrid won just 1 of their last 10 home league games, while also drawing 1 of these. They had to endure 0 defeats in this run. Athletic Bilbao won 2 of their last 10 league games away, whilst drawing 1 time. They were defeated 1 time in this run of matches.
Only 0 of the previous 10 Super Cup matches at home for Atletico Madrid had over 2.5 goals. Over 3.5 goals only came up 0 times. In 3 of the last 10 league games away for Athletic Bilbao the match had over 2.5 goals. Over 3.5 goals came up 1 time.
BTTS 2.10 vs 1.73 Over / Under – stats message
The bookies believe in a match with plenty of goals, and if you believe so too, your best price is odds 2.45 on over 2.5 goals. That equals a 41% chance of this match having at least 3 goals. Should you prefer a low scoring bet your best odds are 1.53 for under 2.5 goals. Atletico Madrid’s last 2 home league matches saw an average of 1.5 goals a game. 4 of Atletico Madrid’s last 2 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Athletic Bilbao’s last 4 away league games averaged 3.3 goals per game. 1 of the last 2 away matches for Athletic Bilbao went over 2.5 goals.