The visitors travel to San Mamés Barria Stadium to battle against Athletic Bilbao in midweek. The two teams are in a different run in form because the hosts only recorded one win out of the previous five Laliga tussles. Real Madrid comes to the venue at the back of four wins in five of the last matches across all competitions. The home team’s previous two wins came on home soil. Read through our review to identify what will happen in this clash.
Our top picks for Athletic Bilbao vs. Real Madrid Predictions
The visitors are still searching for their first win over the Madrid giants in Laliga since 2017. The visitors last weekend failed to get three points against the struggling Cadiz team. The hosts on the other hand got a crucial morale boost after coming behind from a 1-2 score-line against the in-form Real Betis.
Will both Teams Score: Yes @ 41/50 (1.82)
There is a possibility for both teams in this fixture to score because of their current form. The hosts got on the score sheet on three of the last five home Laliga games. The visitors scored in all of their last five Laliga games on the road. Bilbao managed to keep a clean sheet on none of the previous five Laliga games. Madrid also kept a clean sheet on a single event in the last five away Laliga games.
Total Number of goals Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals @ 103/100 (2.03)
Bilbao registered over 2.5 goals in all of their previous five Laliga games. The visitors also recorded four games with over 205 goals in their last five away Laliga games. Both Bilbao and Madrid come to this clash in high spirit. Therefore, we are expecting a goal-fest in the duel. Our experts predict that there will be over 205 goals when Bilbao meets Madrid on 22/12/2021.
Any Time Goal Scorer: Karim Benzema @ 139/100 (2.39)
The French talisman is the current top scorer in the league with 18 goals. He was the only scorer in this fixture this season. We fancy him to get on the score sheet again when this fixture comes up once more. The French forward has been involved in most Madrid goals this season as exhibited in the number of assists. He has made the highest number of assists for his club this season (8 assists).
Match Preview: Athletic Bilbao vs. Real Madrid
Real Madrid failed to get a single goal in their last Laliga fixture after commanding over 80% of the ball possession. The visitors failed to extend the gap between them and the second-placed Sevilla. The hosts on the other hand cornered the third-placed team in the league by putting away three goals past their rivals. We foresee a tough encounter when these giants clash. The visitors will come on the historical banner that the hosts are still searching for the first win over them in a decade. The hosts know that winning this fixture will make their desire to finish in the top half of the table realistic. The visitors will see this as an opportunity to steer clear of Sevilla- who is hotly pursuing them.