The Basques are always a tough team to beat at home, and they are one of the better teams on La Liga.
Year after year, they always finish on the top 6 and they always qualify for the European competitions.
This season, it was no exception, since they qualified for the Europa League’s group stage.
They had to go through the qualifying stage, but they advanced and are now in the group stage.
Bilbao is a strong team at home, with good dynamic and quality.
The team even started off well on the league, but then they got a 0-0 draw on the Europa League against the Germans and on the return to the La Liga, they lost 1-0 against Las Palmas, thanks to a late goal from the islanders.
Simeone’s Atlético Madrid is a team built around the image of their manager, being very organized and solid on the defensive process and with good quality on their game.
Atlético intends to return to the title fight with Barcelona and Real Madrid and they have 8 points in 4 matches so far. They are still unbeaten this season.
They are coming off a 1-0 win against Málaga on a somewhat complicated encounter, but where they did well defensively, being able to maintain that advantage.
Atlético is starting a tough streak of matches now, so it is expected of them to deliver on this trickier stage, because they already lost some points in the beginning of their campaign.
Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Good match on this La Liga’s round. We have a match between two teams who will play to win and conquer the 3 points.
Bilbao at home is always a force to be reckoned with and a tough team to beat. Atlético Madrid is very solid defensively and strong on the offensive transitions and counter attacks. If they get the lead on a match, they rarely fail to win it.
I expect a well-played match, with some goal occasions for both sides, but I think that the “Under 2.5 Goals” ends up being a very interesting bet, since both teams defend well and the defences should be able to do better than the attacks on this encounter.
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