Athletic Bilbao Vs Atlético Madrid Prediction | 15 OCTOBER, 2022
- Football: La Liga, Matchday 9
- Stadium: San Mames Barria
- Time: 15.13.2022 22:00
Saturday night promises another survival of the fittest encounter; where in another heart-stopping La Liga explosion, Atlético Madrid cross swords with Athletic Bilbao. We know that this match promises to be another ordeal where whoever wins, looks just as bloodied as the loser. Although the players would watch their coaches shake hands, they know all smiles must end with the ball behind the opposing goal lines, irrespective of home advantage. Livestream options available on Hotstar and Live Soccer TV
Athletic Bilbao (3rd)
Los Leones come into this match in strong form, having secured seventeen (17) points from the last eight matches, losing only to Espanyol. At home, they have been a fortress, invaded once by Espanyol by Martin Braithwaite’s right foot.
Yuri Berchiche (Foot injury) and Dani Vivian (Ankle injury) would be excused from play as they tend to their injuries. Also, Ander Herrera’s previous straight red card renders him invalid for this match.
Valverde’s side looks to be on a purple patch as they continue to bulldoze their way through teams in Spanish La Liga.
Form: D - W - W - W - L
Coach: Ernesto ValverdeBet on Atletico Madrid under 1.5 goals at 1.41 odds from Bet365
Atletico Madrid (4th)
For the Colchoneros, fourth place seems like a dream come true after eight league games, surfing through squad shuffling and Champions League matches. Away from home, they have great form, picking seven points from nine and scoring four goals.
Marcus Llorente (Thigh injury), Sergio Reguilon (Groin injury), and Felipe (Thigh injury) would miss this game, seeing as the team expects Reguilon and Felipe back sometime this month, and Llorente early next month.
Diego Simeone’s XI has done an impeccable job this season by surviving both in the domestic league and the UEFA Champions League. Nico Wiliams has five goals this season and is brimming for more. The William brothers are a spectacle on the pitch, making the midfield a hellish inquisition for any daring opposition.
Form: D - W - L - W - L
Coach: Diego Simeone
Expert Betting Tips
- Bet on under 1.5 goals in both halves - Yes
- Bet on Atletico Madrid under 1.5 goals
- Bet on under 2.5 Match goals
- The majority of the game would be played from throw-ins and corners, Anytime both teams meet, they tend to ultimately cancel each other out. Therefore, we expect a minimum of one goal in each half.
- Atletico Madrid is a solid team having a powerful defense and midfield, but poor form in scoring.
- This match looks like a heavy 2-0 or a 1-1. We do not see it going in any other direction.
As much as we’d love to back Athletic Bilbao up, the truth that they have only played against less-quality teams than Atletico Madrid so far must be said and we don’t see them taking the win this time. A safe bet could also be for Athletico Madrid to either win or draw the match.
Good luck out there!