Real Madrid will be hoping to bounce back from their recent draw at Leganes as they host an in-form Athletic Bilbao on Sunday afternoon. Madrid are strong favourites for this game but Athletic have won four of their last five La Liga games.
Where and when: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid – 21 April, kick-off 15:15
Where you can see Real Madrid vs. Athletic Bilbao: William Hill, Eleven Sports
Last time: The last three meetings between these two sides have ended in draws, including the 1-1 draw at San Mames earlier this campaign – Isco cancelled out Iker Munain’s opener for Athletic.
|Under 2.5 goals||13/8||Offer|
|Athletic ‘double chance’||15/8||Offer|
Real Madrid vs. Athletic Bilbao Predictions and Preview
Real Madrid are out of the title race in La Liga – they languish 13 points behind league leaders Barcelona and are also out of all cup competitions.
Recent league victories over struggling Real Valladolid, Celta Vigo, Huesca and Eibar, coupled with a loss at Valencia and draw at Leganes, do not carry great significance, although the return of boss Zinedine Zidane has revitalised the club and rejuvenated their confidence.
Athletic have won four of their last five La Liga games and are up to seventh in the standings – just three points off a Europa League qualification spot and six points off the top four.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Karim Benzema has netted 26 goals this season including seven in his last six and is once again the main goal threat for Madrid.
One to watch for Athletic Bilbao: Inaki Williams has five goals in his last five and is Athletic’s top La Liga scorer of the campaign with 12.
Long shot: Real Madrid have failed to score in two of their last eight domestic games while Athletic have six clean sheets from their last 16. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 18/1.