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Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid: Prediction and Betting Tips

19:00, Apr 25 2021
Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid prediction for Sunday’s La Liga round 32 at Estadio San Mamés in Bilbao. Athletic Bilbao at 10th position host league leaders Atletico Madrid in a very important match for the Madrid team. Follow on for our free prediction and betting tips.

Athletic Bilbao have their pride to play for

Losing the Copa del Rey final 4-0 to Barcelona, Bilbao have almost nothing to play for. They are 11 points adrift of a European spot with seven matches still to play in the season, they have to win at least five matches. Looking at their recent form, it is unlikely that Bilbao will achieve that feat, as they have drawn their last five matches and have won one of their last seven matches.

At home, coach Marcelino Garcia’s team are in good form as they are unbeaten in their last six home matches. Athletico have not been in good attacking form as they have scored just two goals in five matches. Not too many goals have been scored in Bilbao’s recent games. Three of their last five games ended in goalless draws.

Atletico Madrid can’t afford to lose any points

Diego Simeone’s team have only themselves to blame if they don’t win the La Liga title this season. They were leading by over ten points at one stage but now they are just three points ahead and it could be two if Barcelona win their postponed match. They can’t afford to lose any more points and coming into this match they must be careful since they came from behind to beat Bilbao in the opposite fixture.

In their last five matches, Atletico have picked up eight points and scored nine goals. They had three clean sheets and as the best defensive team in La Liga, Simeone saw his defense let just two goals in those five games. Atletico will still travel to the Camp Nou on May 8 and that could be a very decisive match in terms of deciding La Liga champion for season 2020/21.

Key stats

  • Bilbao’s last five matches have seen under 2.5 goals
  • In Atletico’s five of their last six matches under 2.5 goals were scored
  • Three of the last four H2H matches have seen under 2.5 goals

Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid Prediction

Atletico Madrid have no other choice than a win if they want to keep their distance at the top of the La Liga table. Simeone needs a good attacking performance from his team as they did in their last two matches beating Eibar 5-0 and Huesca 2-0.

We think Atletico are capable of winning this match but we might not see too many goals Since the Bilbao defense has been solid lately letting in just 2 goals in five matches.

We will back under 2.5 goals for this match. And for our second prediction, we are going for an Atletico Madrid win.

Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips

Under 2.5 total Match Goals 1.57 or 4/7 at William Hill

Away Win 1.91 or 10/11 at William Hill

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