Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid – La Liga: Real Madrid visits Bilbao in one of Athletic’s worst moments of form of the past few years…
The local team is at the bottom of the league table, sitting in 16th place, and they have still not ensured their presence on the Europa League’s next stage.
They are also out of the Copa del Rey after being eliminated by Formentera, a team from the Spanish Segunda B, that managed not only to draw at home, but to win in Bilbao.
José Ziganda’s life isn’t getting any easier, on a stage where it was expected that he should have already overcome the challenged of the increase of demand that going from the B team to the main one mean.
Zinedine Zidane’s team also didn’t have an easy Copa del Rey tie.
The merengues have drawn at home against Fuenlabrada, on a match where the manager opted to rotate his starting 11, even because he had gained a 2-goal advantage in the 1st leg.
Real Madrid’s moment of form won’t be much different from their opponent’s, considering that their start of the season also isn’t going as planned.
Having recovered 2 points from Barcelona last week and with their situation in the Champions League practically resolved, Cristiano Ronaldo’s side wants to get some wins in La Liga while they await to play in the FIFA Club World Cup.
Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Bilbao’s match has everything to be marked by Real Madrid’s superiority, although against an Athletic Bilbao that can even be relatively comfortable with a higher demand match where they can stick to a more defensive approach.
Closing the paths to the Merengues, trying to get in their heads, creating some sort of anxiety.
But at the end, it is not very likely that Athletic’s strategy results into something positive against a team that is starting to meet itself again and rediscovering the path to the goals.
|Real Madrid HT/FT||