REAL MADRID VS ATH.BILBAO PREVIEW & PREDICTION
The “white” box starts as a favorite due to the collective and offensive potential that it possesses, which usually increases in the Beranbéu, thus playing all the holders or some substitutes included by Zidane. For this reason and knowing that the Basques are not reliable to visit in general, we believe that the triumph of the local is the most interesting bet to bet.
The “meringues” played against Malaga in the Rose Garden, achieving 67 points in the general table (win 1-2). The team aims to stay in the third position of the tournament and beat Valencia. Will seek to win this game to arrive in the best possible way to the duel against Bayern Munich for the Champions League. Of course, he needs to be more balanced by conceding many goals from the “Vecchia Signora”. Substitutes that play are expected to do well.
The performance of the meringues in the Bernabéu can be cataloged as acceptable, beyond some setbacks league (10 wins, 3 draws and 3 falls, scoring 45 goals and giving 18 on your fence). He comes from a 5-2 thrashing of Real Sociedad, a 4-0 defeat of Alavés, a 3-1 win over Getafe, a 6-3 thrashing of Girona and a 1-1 draw against Atlético de Madrid. For the Champions League, he beat PSG 3-1 and lost 1-3 against Juventus.
The Basques are beaten to this duel after losing 2-3 to Deportivo as locals in the new San Mamés and stay with 39 units in total. The team alternates good and bad results without the desired regularity, not fighting to save themselves from the relegation or to sneak into the next Europa League. It is still a vertical one in attack but unbalanced in defensive matters.
Far from the new San Mamés, Athletic Bilbao has proven to be an unbalanced and unreliable eleven in defensive matters (4 wins, 4 equalities and 8 falls, making 19 goals and conceding 26 in their goal). His last departures were as follows: 2-0 defeat with Girona, 2-0 loss against Atlético de Madrid, 2-0 slip with Sevilla, 2-0 loss to Barcelona and a 1-3 victory against Villarreal.
“Whites” and Basques played for the last time a few months ago and the final score ended up being a goalless draw in the new San Mamés (December 2017). In the Bernabéu, Real Madrid has won Athletic Bilbao 13 times in a row. In October 2014 he won 5-0, in February 2016 he won 4-2 and in October of that same year he won 2-1.
PREDICTION: Both teams to score / YES @ 1.70