Real Madrid’s recent games really shouldn’t be subject to analysis. After a streak of draws against many teams which had similar yellow kits, the Spanish giants now seemed to have found their form.
There are few teams in La Liga which can stand a chance against them, and Bilbao is one of them. Will we see a close game at Bernabeu this weekend?
Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao – 23/10/2016
Real Madrid 1.20 or 1/5 Draw 7.00 or 6/1 Athletic Bilbao 13.00 or 12/1
History tells us that Real shouldn’t worry too much. Bilbao only won once in recent times, drew one more game, and Real won the other 8. They’ve scored 6 times against Betis last time around, 5 times against Legia, and these goals came from lots of different players.
The team not only looks great at the moment, but they’re also not that reliant on Rolando as much as last season. Furthermore, their home form is famous around the world – teams need lots of luck to leave Bernabeu with points.
On the other hand, Bilbao’s home form isn’t very bad either. They are one of the good teams of La Liga and play decent, hardworking and direct football.
They only lost 1 game out of their last 7 and come to Madrid with high morale and high desire to not make a fool of themselves. Sadly for them, a 0-1 or 0-2 loss against Real could almost count as a good result.
Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Betting Tips
That being said, we favor a home win for Real. The other bets we propose follow roughly the same timeline – Ronaldo, Bale and/or Benzema to score, Bilbao to concede more yellow cards and Real to have over 65% possession.
Also, a “both to score bet” can be very smart – if Legia and Betis managed to score against Real, Bilbao should be able to do this as well. The riskier thing we propose is also clear – Real -1,5.