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Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid Match Preview

22 Jan 2017 Keith M. SPAIN: LaLiga

Athletic Bilbao

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  • W
  • D
  • L
  • D


15:15 GMT
22 January 2017

Atletico Madrid

  • W
  • W
  • L
  • W
  • W

15:15 GMT 22 January 2017

Athletic Bilbao vs. Atletico Madrid match will be played on Sunday, January 22, at the San Mames stadium, Bilbao. Athletic Bilbao is currently 7th on Primera Division table with 28 points, while Atletico Madrid is currently 4th on the table with 34 points.


Athletic Bilbao failed to win three matches in a row in all competitions. On the other hand, they lost only two out of their last nine Primera Division matches.

Atletico Madrid won seven out of their last eight matches in all competitions. They suffered a shock defeat against Las Palmas in Copa del Rey on Vicente Calderon, but since they won the away match by 2:0 previously, that didn't cost them much.



In their previous ten meetings, Atletico Madrid recorded eight victories, Athletic Bilbao recorded only one victory, while one match was ended as a draw. The last victory for Athletic Bilbao came in 2013 and Atletico Madrid is the worst opponent for them in the recent years. They are even more successful against Spanish champions Barcelona! We saw four or more goals in only two out of those ten games.

Head to head matches: Athletic Bilbao - Atletico Madrid

20.04.2016 LaLi Athletic Bilbao Atletico Madrid 0:1
13.12.2015 LaLi Atletico Madrid Athletic Bilbao 2:1

Latest matches: Athletic Bilbao

14.01.2017 LaLi CD Leganes Athletic Bilbao 0:0 D
11.01.2017 Copa FC Barcelona Athletic Bilbao 3:1 L
08.01.2017 LaLi Athletic Bilbao CD Alaves 0:0 D
05.01.2017 Copa Athletic Bilbao FC Barcelona 2:1 W
22.12.2016 Copa Athletic Bilbao Racing Santander 3:0 W

Latest matches: Atletico Madrid

19.01.2017 Copa Atletico Madrid SD Eibar 3:0 W
14.01.2017 LaLi Atletico Madrid Betis Sevilla 1:0 W
10.01.2017 Copa Atletico Madrid Las Palmas UD 2:3 L
07.01.2017 LaLi SD Eibar Atletico Madrid 0:2 W
03.01.2017 Copa Las Palmas UD Atletico Madrid 0:2 W



Athletic Bilbao is not in the best form currently. They failed to win in their last three matches. In addition, they scored only one goal in those three games so the match against a tough defensive opponent such as Atletico Madrid couldn't have come in a worse time for them. Also, they have many unavailable players currently: Etxeita, Yeray Alvarez and Ager Aketxe are injured, while Aduriz and Benat are suspended for the forthcoming match.



After a slight crisis, Atletico Madrid is in a fine form again. They kept a clean sheet in five out of their last six Primera Division matches and if we know that Athletic Bilbao attackers aren't in the best form currently, it won't be surprising if they keep a clean sheet once again. However, they also have some problems with injured players: Hernandez, Tiago, Oblak and Fernandez are injured for the forthcoming match.



Atletico Madrid is the favorite to win the forthcoming match. They enjoyed way more success than Athletic Bilbao in head to head matches in the last three years and it seems they are currently in better form. We don't expect many goals in the forthcoming match either.

About the author - Keith M.

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

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