Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid Prediction and Betting Preview, 05 Jul 2020

The Match Is Over. Score: 0-1
Having pulled away from defending champions Barcelona, Real Madrid will be looking to run away with the league title. Four points clear at the top of the table, Los Blancos are well on-course to clinching their first La Liga title under Zinedine Zidane.
Match status: 2019-20 La Liga - Matchweek 34
Kick-off:
Venue: San Mamés (Bilbao)
With the Blaugrana slumping to two draws on the bounce, Madrid have taken full advantage of this dip in form. They have easily been the best side within the cluster having amassed a staggering 74 points from 33 games.

However, it is worth noting that there are still five games left till the end of the season. Los Blancos cannot let heads drop if they are to ensure the league trophy is safely stashed in their silverware cabinet when the season’s curtains draw close.

It will take some high-profile bottling from Zidane’s charges to relinquish top-spot to Barcelona. Surely, they will be working their socks off to ensure affairs don’t play out in this manner. With the likes of Hazard, Benzema and Vinicius Jr firing on all cylinders, Madrid should emerge champions.

Taking on high-flying Athletic Bilbao at the San Memes Stadium this Sunday, the Meringues will be looking to sweep this side aside to steer further clear of arch-rivals Barcelona in second place.

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid Team News
Having cemented their status as regular La Liga top-six candidates, Bilbao are some way off the pace this time around. Currently placed eighth on the standings, ATH are four points adrift the final Europa League spot. Surely, they will set their sights on breaking into European mix soon enough.

Tasked with the challenge of toppling a struggling Valencia side last time out, Bilbao were deemed huge favorites for the win. With all the players hitting top-gear, Garitano’s charges were expected to roar to victory with relative ease.

Taking control of the game right from kick-off, ATH never really looked like losing. Garcia was the cream of the crop of Athletic Bilbao, grabbing a goal, either side of both halves to clinch a comfortable 2-0 victory for his side. Continental qualification is slowly looking a reality for this side.

The Meringues sitting pretty atop the league standings, Getafe came around town to attempt destabilizing this rampant Real Madrid side on the last matchday. Of course, they were touted favorites and expected to knock their top-four chasing opposition off their perch.

Although sealing the three points at fulltime, Los Blancos were made to dig really deep for the win. The game seemed to be heading for a goalless draw before Madrid were handed a penalty in the 79th minute. Sergio Ramos stepped up to fire his side four points clear at the league summit.

For this fixture, Real Madrid are favorites for the win. They are on a stellar six-game winning streak having refused to back down since the league restart. Also, they have been sturdy in defense, conceding goals in only two of those six matches.

Meanwhile, Bilbao are a force to reckon with at the San Memes stadium. They have admitted defeat only thrice in 16 games on this ground, highlighting their dominance at this venue. Surely, they will be hoping to use home advantage to maximum effect here.

Injured or Suspended Players

Athletic Bilbao: Benat Etxebarria.

Real MadridNacho Fernandez, Reinier and Achraf Hakimi.

Pre-Match Odds

Athletic Bilbao: 5.65
Draw: 3.94
Real Madrid: 1.704

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.

Who will win the match?

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid Predictions

In recent games, we have seen Madrid struggle to breakdown teams that press tightly. It was evident in their last game against Getafe as they required a penalty-kick to claim maximum points. Surely, Bilbao will be applying similar tactics here, hoping to execute to perfection.

Even though Los Blancos are going to be given a very hard time here, it is hard to see past a win for Zidane’s boys. As such, expect a narrow Real Madrid win with the visitors scrapping really hard to post the three points on the board.
Our Betting Tip:
Real Madrid Win @ 1.83
Correct Score:
Athletic Bilbao 0-1 Real Madrid @ 6.00

Predicted Score-Related Betting Tips

Both Teams To Score:
BTTS - No @ 1.81
Match Winner:
Real Madrid Win @ 1.83
Over/Under:
Under 2.5 @ 1.86
Goalscorer:
Benzema To Score @ 2.05
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