Saturday 18 Mar

Ath Bilbao vs Real Madrid Match Preview

18 Mar 2017 Keith M. SPAIN: LaLiga
SPAIN: LaLiga

Athletic Bilbao

  • L
  • W
  • L
  • W
  • W

vs

Kick-off
15:15 GMT
18 March 2017

Real Madrid

  • W
  • D
  • W
  • W
  • W

Kick-off
15:15 GMT 18 March 2017

The Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid match will be played on Saturday, March 18, at the San Mames Barria stadium, Bilbao. Athletic Bilbao is currently 7th on the table with 44 points, while Real Madrid is 1st on the table with 62 points at the moment.

STATS

  • After suffering a shock elimination from Europa League, Athletic Bilbao recorded 3 victories in their last 4 matches in Primera Division. In the last 2 games, they haven't conceded a goal.
  • Real Madrid is undefeated in 5 straight games in all competitions. They scored at least 2 goals in each of those games.

HEAD TO HEAD

In their previous 10 meetings, Real Madrid recorded 8 victories, Athletic Bilbao beat them once, while one match ended in a draw. Real Madrid is in a series of 3 victories against Athletic Bilbao and in 8 out of those 10 games we saw over 2.5 goals.

ATHLETIC BILBAO NEWS

Athletic Bilbao won a derby match against Real Sociedad last weekend and returned to race for the place that leads to Europa League. They are now trailing by only 4 points behind Villareal and Real Sociedad, and they are hopeful to finish the season in the top 6. That won't be easy - after the match against Real, they will probably have to defeat Villareal in an away game.

Latest matches: Athletic Bilbao

12.03.2017 LaLi Real Sociedad Athletic Bilbao 0:2 W
05.03.2017 LaLi Athletic Bilbao Malaga CF 1:0 W
02.03.2017 LaLi Sevilla FC Athletic Bilbao 1:0 L
26.02.2017 LaLi Athletic Bilbao Granada CF 3:1 W
23.02.2017 UEFA Apoel Nicosia FC Athletic Bilbao 2:0 L

REAL MADRID NEWS

After an incredible comeback against PSG in Champions League, Barcelona suffered a defeat in La Coruna. Real Madrid is now two points ahead, and they also have a game in hand. With 11 rounds until the end of the season, Real Madrid becomes the absolute favorite to win the title. They have only 2 fierce clashes, against Barcelona and Sevilla, both on Santiago Bernabeu.

Latest matches: Real Madrid

12.03.2017 LaLi Real Madrid Betis Sevilla 2:1 W
07.03.2017 UEFA SSC Napoli Real Madrid 1:3 W
04.03.2017 LaLi SD Eibar Real Madrid 1:4 W
01.03.2017 LaLi Real Madrid Las Palmas UD 3:3 D
26.02.2017 LaLi Villarreal CF Real Madrid 2:3 W

SUMMING UP!

Real Madrid will try to win in every match until the end of the season. On the other hand, Athletic Bilbao wants to keep up with Real Sociedad and Villareal, but they are realistic - in the upcoming match, Bilbao will try to stay undefeated and defend as much as possible.

About the author - Keith M.

Dedicated tipster with five years of experience. Devoted Arsenal fan and sports writer.

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