Real Madrid v Athletic Bilbao Betting Tips & Predictions
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22nd December 2019 – 20:00
Match Preview & Team News
Real Madrid got the result they wanted in the mid-week’s El Clasico as they left the Camp Nou unbeaten in what ended as a goalless draw. They are still lock on points with Barcelona at the very top of the standings in spite of the last weekend’s slip-up in a hardly-fought 1-1 draw to Valencia at Estadio de Mestalla. Zinedine Zidane will have a nice opportunity to finish the year with a three-pointer on Sunday evening when they play host Athletic Bilbao at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
Madrid are almost impeccable on the home ground this season
Los Blancos won six and drew two of eight league games on the home patch this term in La Liga. They bagged an impressive 20-goal tally in the process and also added as many as 10 goals in three Champions League affairs at the Santiago Bernabeu. Karim Benzema has been the standout performer for the hosts as he notched 12 goals in 16 appearances. The Frenchman should have plenty of room to create in the final third past the vulnerable defence of Bilbao’s and we fancy the 4/6 odds offered for Benzema to score anytime on Sunday night.
The Basques conceded three goals in their previous away match
Athletic Bilbao played hot and cold throughout the season. Gaizka Garitano can generally be satisfied with how his team performed as the current 7th position in the league ladder is certainly an improvement compared to the last couple of years. Nonetheless, the Lions did not have much luck with trips to Estadio Santiago Bernabeu historically. Given they allowed three goals at the hands of Real Betis in the previous clash on the road, we can hardly imagine them keeping Benzema & company at bay here.
Full Time Winner Odds & Prediction
The home win is the only logical betting option and we will go for it as the main pick at the 1/3 odds.
Goals Market Prediction
Since we expect a goal fest from the hosts in the last match of the year, the alternative bet would be Over 2.5 goals FT at the 8/13 odds.
Real Madrid v Athletic Bilbao predictions:
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