Athletic Bilbao vs. Atletico Madrid: Preview


In a bid to upset the odds on Saturday night, Athletic Bilbao prepares to host Atletico Madrid at San Mames. The home team, riding high on an impressive comeback against Sevilla, has been in a splendid form, gathering 10 points from their last four La Liga fixtures. Valverde’s squad, showcasing free-scoring displays and holding a solid position at third in the table, aims to solidify their Champions League aspirations. Moreover, their dominant home record since April 14th sets the stage for a formidable performance.

Team News for Athletic Bilbao

Facing the absence of Ander Herrera due to a red card and still coping with injuries to Dani Vivian and Yuri Berchiche, Valverde’s squad faces some personnel challenges.

Atletico Madrid’s Struggle Continues

On the other hand, Atletico Madrid’s lackluster 2-2 draw against Club Brugge adds to their struggles. Simeone’s team, grappling with inconsistencies since the season began, faces scrutiny and pressure. With just two wins in their last six matches across competitions, Atletico seems far from their dominant form. Additionally, their recent encounter against Bilbao ended in a deserved 2-0 loss.

Team News for Atletico Madrid

Atletico will miss Marcos Llorente and Felipe for the trip to San Mames, and Simeone might opt for changes following their midweek stalemate. Joao Felix is expected to start on the bench.

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Key Match Insights

  • Athletic Bilbao secured a 2-0 victory against Atletico Madrid at San Mames in their last encounter.
  • Bilbao remains unbeaten in the last four meetings against Atletico Madrid.
  • Athletic Bilbao has gathered 10 points from their last four La Liga appearances.
  • Atletico Madrid has managed only two wins in their last six matches across competitions.
  • Each of Atletico Madrid’s last six outings ended with under 3.5 goals.

Conclusion: Bilbao’s Opportunity

With Athletic Bilbao’s impressive form and their historical edge over Atletico Madrid, Valverde’s team eyes a significant opportunity to make their mark. The squad’s momentum and an unbeaten streak against Atletico in recent meetings bode well for a promising performance. Considering Atletico’s inconsistent run, a home draw no bet seems a favorable prediction for this weekend’s clash at San Mames.



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