Primera La Liga – Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid Betting Preview

March 6, 2015 | By

Athletic-Bilbao-vs-Real-MadridPrimera La Liga – Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid Betting Preview, Sports Free Bets, Tips, Predictions, Offers, Promotions, Bet In Play, Live Streaming Info.

This exciting game is taking place on Saturday Evening from the San Mamas Stadium and can be seen Live on Sky Sports 5 HD with a scheduled 17:00pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Primera La Liga – Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid Betting Preview

Real Madrid bounced back from their humiliating 4-0 loss against Atletico to win their next two games. The first was a 2-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna and then they managed to overcome Elche by the same scoreline. Their last game they come unstuck again drawing against the in form team, Villarreal 1-1 in what was a game of few chances. Real Madrid currently are top of the table however, if they do not win then they will give Barcelona the chance to go top of the table.

Real Madrid will be confident after they won the reverse fixture this season by five goals to nil however, Bilbao will take some believe from the 1-1 draw when Real Madrid visited here last year. The other confidence booster for Bilbao is that in their last two games played they have kept clean sheets in both of them. They beat Rayo Vallecano 1-0 and then went on to beat Eibar by the same scoreline.

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid Head to Head Statistics

Saturday’s game from the San Mamas will become the 46th meeting between the two clubs over the years. Bilbao have managed 10 wins, with 7 of these having came at home, where as Real Madrid have managed 29 wins, with just 10 of these having came at the San Mamas.

05/10/14 PRD Real Madrid vs Athletic Club 5 : 0
02/02/14 PRD Athletic Club vs Real Madrid 1 : 1
01/09/13 PRD Real Madrid vs Athletic Club
3 : 1
14/04/13 PRD Athletic Club vs Real Madrid
0 : 3
17/11/12 PRD Real Madrid vs Athletic Club 5 : 1

As we can see from our head to head statistics table above, it has been Real Madrid who have dominated recent meetings between the two clubs over recent season’s having managed to win four of the previous five matches played with the other game ending in a draw.

Athletic Bilbao Recent Form

04/03/15 CDR Espanyol vs Athletic Club 0 : 2
01/03/15 PRD Eibar vs Athletic Club 0 : 1
26/02/15 UEL Athletic Club vs Torino 2 : 3
22/02/15 PRD Athletic Club vs Rayo Vallencano 1 : 0
19/02/15 UEL Torino vs Athletic Club 2 : 2

Athletic Bilbao have been in some good recently and as we can see above in the table they have managed to win three times, draw once and lose just the once.

Real Madrid Recent Form

01/03/15 PRD Real Madrid vs Villarreal 1 : 1
22/02/15 PRD Elche vs Real Madrid 0 : 2
28/02/15 UCL Shalke 04 vs Real Madrid 0 : 2
14/02/15 PRD Real Madrid vs Deportivo 2 : 0
07/02/15 PRD Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid
4 : 0

Real Madrid have done slightly better than their hosts during their last five matches played in all competitions as they have managed to secure three wins, but they did lose against Atletico and draw against Villarreal last time out.

Athletic Bilbao Team News

The hosts have almost a full squad for this game but will be without Bustinza who is struggling with a hamstring problem and Iturraspe is a major doubt having missed the past couple of weeks with a knee injury. San Jose is suspended.

Real Madrid Team News

The visitors also have quite a number on injuries going into this game. Luka Modric is still out with a thigh problem. Sergio Ramos is out with a hamstring problem. Coentrao has a calf problem. The other two injuries are too Khedira and Rodriguez.

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid Average Goals Per Game Statistics

In the 45 previous games played between these two clubs over the years there has been a total of 148 Goals having been scored which provides us with an overall average goals per game statistic of 3.28.

In the 22 previous games played between the two clubs at the San Mamas there has been a total of 65 Goals that have graced the nets and this generates us an average goals per game statistic for this match of 2.95.

Taking into consideration both sets of stats above, it would seem to suggest that we should see a minimum of at least two goals scored in this game on Saturday evening and the total goals 2 or 3 betting market looking of particular interest.

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid Current Betting Odds Market

Athletic Bilbao are currently the big underdogs in this game which is no real surprise when we look at both sets of players and the quality they have. Athletic Bilbao have not beat their opponents once in their last five games played. The best price is 13/2 with PaddyPower – £50 Free Bets for New Customers.

The Draw is currently best odds of 4/1 with LadBrokes – £25 Free Bets for New Customers, which does look quite good value as there has been one draws in the last five meetings between the two clubs.

Real Madrid are the clear favourites to win this game and are currently best odds of 1/2 with BetVictor – £25 Free Bets for New Customers, and with the way they hammered Bilbao 5-0 in the reverse fixture back in September last year, I can certainly see plenty of people jumping on to take these odds.

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid Free Sports Bets, Tips & Predictions

Athletic Bilbao are currently sat in tenth place in the Primera La Liga table and are currently on the climb after winning their last two games played by scorelines of 1-0 and 2-0 respectively. A win here could take them up two places into eighth place in the table given the fact that other results go their way. If Athletic Bilbao are going to win this game they will need to be the first team on that score sheet and will need to defend very well and have the best game they have had so far this season.

Real Madrid are the massive favourites for this encounter and given all the statistics we have seen above in the preview it is not a surprise at all. Real Madrid have too much quality for Bilbao all over the pitch and if Ronaldo has his shooting boots on then Real Madrid will win this game with ease. I expect that very man to score the first goal of the game.

My predictions for this game are going to be Ronaldo to score two or more goals in the match as in the reverse fixture he scored a hat trick. My saver is going to be Real Madrid to win by four goals to nil.

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