2018-19 Spanish Primera – Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao kick off? Sunday 21st April, 2019 – 15:15 (UK)

Where is Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao being played? Estadio Santiago Bernabéu

What television channel is Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao on? Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao? Eleven Sports hold the rights to stream Spanish Primera matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their streaming schedule

In the US, ESPN+ have the rights to stream Spanish Primera matches. A free trial is available for those in the US by clicking here

Are tickets still available for Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao?

Real Madrid - https://www.realmadrid.com/en/tickets

Athletic Bilbao - https://www.athletic-club.eus/en/tickets.html

THE TEAM NEWS

REAL MADRID

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Navas; Dani Carvajal, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Valverde; Isco, Benzema, Marco Asensio

Unavailable: Sergio Ramos (Injured), Courtois (Injured), Diaz (Injured), Vinicius Junior (Injured), Alvaro Odriozola (Injured)

Doubtful: Kroos (Injured)

ATHLETIC BILBAO

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Iago Herrerin; Lekue, Yeray Alvarez, Inigo Martinez, Yuri; Benat, San Jose; Muniain, Raul Garcia, Inigo Cordoba; Inaki Williams

Unavailable: Ander Capa (Injured), Ibai Gomez (Injured), Dani Garcia (Injured), De Marcos (Injured)

Doubtful: Yuri (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Real Madrid will be pleased to be back at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu after a couple of below-par performances on the road. Zinedine Zidane will be very keen to sort out his side's defensive frailties, but without Ramos Madrid may struggle once again to keep the opposition at bay.