Wednesday 18 Apr

Real Madrid vs. Ath. Bilbao Match Preview

18 Apr 2018 Keith M. SPAIN: LaLiga

Real Madrid

  • W
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • W


19:30 GMT
18 April 2018

Athletic Bilbao

  • L
  • L
  • D
  • W
  • L

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.


  • Real Madrid won only one out of their last three games in all competitions. They conceded at least one goal in three matches in a row.
  • Athletic Bilbao won only one out of their last five games. They saved their net only once in the previous 13 games in all competitions.


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.

About the author - Keith M.

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

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