Stadium: San Mames (Bilbao).
Referee: Jose Sanchez.
Prediction for the La Liga Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid match, which will take place on January 22. Who will turn out to be stronger? Check the team conditions! Several betting options are available.Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
The Basques made it to the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey and will face Valencia. In La Liga, Athletic played three matches after the break. They sealed two draws with Betis and Osasuna and lost to Real Sociedad in San Sebastian. As a result, Athletic dropped to eighth place in the standings but kept their chances of qualifying for the UCL. The gap between Atletico on the UCL spot is only two points. Atletico's home statistics are fourth in the division, +5=2-2, 12:4 goal difference.
Real was close to failure in the Copa. After the first half of the match against Villarreal, they were losing 0:2 but still won even without extra time. Recall that before that, Madrid gave the Super Cup final to Barcelona 1:3. The Merengues are second in the standings, three points behind Barcelona. Barcelona will likely win over Getafe in this round. So if losing points in Bilbao, the gap between the first and second teams will increase. Real Madrid's away statistics are second in the division, +7=0-2, 20:9 goal difference.
Expert Betting Tips
- Real Madrid has beaten Getafe in four of their last five games.
- Four of the last five matches between Athletic and Real Madrid were under ones.
Out of the last ten meetings between the opponents, Real Madrid has eight wins. This means that the Basques are quite comfortable opponents for them. Real Madrid is highly motivated after their loss to Barcelona, and the championship lag from Barcelona makes itself felt. Also, in this round, the Catalans have a home match against Getafe, not the strongest team in Spain.
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