Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao
Match previewsSunday, 22 Dec 2019 20:00
Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction Verdict
After a thorough analysis of stats, recent form and H2H through Bettingsuretips's algorithm, as well as, tipsters advice for the match Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao this is our Prediction:
Real Madrid for the Winner of the match, with a probability of 75%
No for Both Teams to Score, with a percentage of 55%.
For Total Goals, we predict Over 2.5, that have a probability of 56%
On the risky side, you can try the Correct Score of 3-0 which has a percentage of 19%.
Reason For Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Betting Tips
Real stay in contention with El Clasico draw
In contrast to last season, Real Madrid have been keeping pace with Barcelona from the off this term, and they secured arguably their most important result of the campaign in El Clasico on Wednesday.
Aside from Sergio Ramos’ tremendous goal-line clearance, Zinedine Zidane’s charges were relatively comfortable at Camp Nou, as the sides played out their first 0-0 stalemate since 2002.
The main aim for Los Blancos was to avoid defeat in Catalonia to stay level pegging with Barca at the top of the table, and they will now look to overhaul the champions as we move towards the second half of the season.
With Barca expected to beat Alaves at home this weekend, Real need maximum points against Athletic Club to stay on track going into the festive period, and they are long-odds on favourites to come out on top.
Los Blancos have won six and drawn two of their eight home La Liga matches this term, and they are unbeaten in their last 15 meetings against Bilbao at the Bernabeu, winning 14.
Poor travellers Bilbao up against it
Athletic Bilbao have been excellent overall at San Mames this term with six wins, two draws and just one defeat posted from nine outings, but it’s been a different story altogether for them on the road.
Los Leones have really struggled on their travels, winning just one and losing three of their eight away games so far, including a 3-2 defeat at Real Betis a fortnight ago, where they fell 3-0 down inside the opening 30 minutes.
Gaizka Garitano’s side managed to bag a cosy 0-3 Copa Del Rey win away to lower league Intercity in midweek, but they simply can’t be fancied to get anything this Sunday based on their away results in the league and past visits to the Bernabeu.
Bilbao haven’t beaten Real Madrid in their own backyard since 2005, drawing one and losing 14 of the teams’ 15 meetings in the capital during that time. Los Leones look set to suffer the same fate this weekend, unless they can miraculously start mirroring their superb home performances on their travels.
Los Blancos to land the spoils
Real Madrid have drawn their last two La Liga outings, but they have been good results away to Barca and Valencia (1-1). Los Blancos are now unbeaten in 12 games in all competitions, winning eight, and they can secure another victory this Sunday at the expense of Los Leones, who must be dreading the trip to Bernabeu based on their recent history at the venue.
With the hosts around 1/3 in the match betting, we feel it’s worth chancing them to win but with both teams scoring, as Bilbao have managed to net twice in their last two away fixtures in the league, whilst six of the last eight meetings between the sides have seen both teams register.
Real are ultimately expected to prove too good though, and we’re predicting a 3-1 correct score. Zidane’s side have averaged three goals per game in their last half dozen starts at the Bernabeu, and they can exploit a Bilbao backline who failed to contain veteran hat-trick scorer Joaquin against Betis a fortnight ago.
Home win: 1.35
Away win: 8.65
Over 2.5 goals: 1.64
Under 2.5 goals: 2.28
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