19:30 GMT 18 April 2018
The Real Madrid vs. Athletic Bilbao match will be played on Wednesday, April 18, at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Madrid. Real Madrid is currently third in league with 67 points, while Athletic Bilbao is 13th on the table with 39 points.
In their previous ten meetings, Real Madrid won eight matches, Athletic Bilbao had one victory, while one match ended in a draw. Real Madrid is in a series of four victories against Athletic. In those four games, we saw over 2.5 goals every time.
Real Madrid lost their title to the arch-rivals Barcelona in La Liga already. There are six games to go until the end of the season, but even Atletico Madrid is probably too far away, with four points to spare. They are entirely focused on Champions League, where they'll play against Bayern Munich in the semifinal. Zinedine Zidane sent a mixed team on the pitch against Malaga last weekend, and he will probably do the same against Athletic Bilbao. The most of their star players will rest, while some reserves will have an opportunity to prove themselves.
Latest matches: Real Madrid
|15.04.2018||LaLi||Malaga CF||Real Madrid||1:2||W|
|11.04.2018||UEFA||Real Madrid||Juventus Turin||1:3||L|
|08.04.2018||LaLi||Real Madrid||Atletico Madrid||1:1||D|
|03.04.2018||UEFA||Juventus Turin||Real Madrid||0:3||W|
|31.03.2018||LaLi||Las Palmas UD||Real Madrid||0:3||W|
Athletic Bilbao had a disappointing season in La Liga as well. They are far away from the top six, which was the goal for the season, and this will be their worst league finish since the 2012/13 season when they finished 12th. The coach Ziganda is leaving at the end of the season, and it is hard to expect he can motivate his players to perform well, even against the teams such as Real Madrid.
Latest matches: Athletic Bilbao
|14.04.2018||LaLi||Athletic Bilbao||Deportivo La Coruna||2:3||L|
|09.04.2018||LaLi||Villarreal CF||Athletic Bilbao||1:3||W|
|31.03.2018||LaLi||Athletic Bilbao||Celta de Vigo||1:1||D|
|18.03.2018||LaLi||FC Barcelona||Athletic Bilbao||2:0||L|
|15.03.2018||UEFA||Athletic Bilbao||Olympique Marseille||1:2||L|
Real Madrid is a favorite to win the upcoming game. We expect to see over 2.5 goals.
18 April 2018 - 19:30 GMT
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