Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Match Info
Match date: 21stApril 2019
Stadium: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid.
Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Head to Head Record
Last 3 meetings:
15 Sep 2018 Athletic Bilbao 1 – 1 Real Madrid
18 Apr 2018 Real Madrid 1 – 1 Athletic Bilbao
2 Dec 2017 Athletic Bilbao 0 – 0 Real Madrid
Matches played: 53
Real Madrid wins: 33
Athletic Bilbao wins: 11
Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Stats
- Real Madrid have been held to a 1-1 draw by Leganes last week
- Athletic Bilbao sit just outside the league’s top 6 with four wins earned in their last five outings
- The sides shared the spoils in all of the last three head-to-head clashes
Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Match Preview
Athletic Bilbao have been in fine form lately and travel to Madrid for their Matchday 33 clash lagging just three points behind La Liga’s top 6, after bagging four wins in the last five outings and only denied in a 1-0 loss at Getafe along the way.
Los Leones have beaten Rayo Vallecano (3-2) in a five-goal thriller last week and now hope to build on high-scoring displays, despite seeing struggles for consistency – especially at the back where they conceded at least a goal in seven of their last eight outings.
Real Madrid have seen defensive struggles of their own and we’ve seen them drop points in a 1-1 draw at Leganes last week, which reiterated their troubles on the road once again. However, they’ve been picking it up in front of the home fans along the way and will surely have high hopes they can still keep that up.
Indeed, Los Blancos have beaten Celta Vigo (2-0), Huesca (3-2), and Eibar (2-1) in last three outings at Santiago Bernabeu, which should have them very motivated despite Bilbao promising more of a challenge on Sunday. They’ve struggled defensively and Zidane will have to make do with Courtois, Ramos, and Kroos all sidelined with injuries once more.
We will still back Real to keep up their winning streak in front of the home crowd and going for a Home win and a Yes on Both teams to score feels like great value at 7/4 with bet365, as both sides keep scoring goals and struggling to keep clean sheets.
With that in mind, it’s easy to make a case for another exciting contest with goals at Santiago Bernabeu, as we also go for Over 2.5 Goals FT as more of a banker bet at 1/2 with William Hill – seeing such clashes on the regular on both ends.
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