2019-20 Spanish Primera – Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When does Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid kick off? Sunday 5th July, 2020 – 13:00 (UK)

Where is Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid being played? San Mamés Barria

Where can I get tickets for Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid? No tickets are available as these matches are being played behind closed doors

What TV channel is Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid on in the UK? This match will be televised live on LaLigaTV (Sky channel 435, Virgin channel 554) for those with a Premier Sport subscription

Where can I stream Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid in the UK? Premier Sport subscribers in the UK can stream the match live via a Premier Player subscription

bet365 customers may be able to stream this match live via their website and you can check their schedule here

THE TEAM NEWS

ATHLETIC BILBAO

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Unai Simon; Ander Capa, Yeray Alvarez, Inigo Martinez, Yuri; Dani Garcia, Unai Lopez; Inigo Cordoba, Raul Garcia, Muniain; Inaki Williams

Unavailable: Benat (Injured)

Doubtful:

REAL MADRID

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, Sergio Ramos, Mendy; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Vinicius Junior, Benzema, Isco

Unavailable: Hazard (Injured), Nacho (Injured), Varane (Injured)

Doubtful:

KEY STATS

  • Athletic Bilbao have lost only 3 of their last 30 home league matches
  • Athletic Bilbao have won 3 of their last 4 home league matches
  • Athletic Bilbao have lost only 1 of their last 8 league matches
  • Athletic Bilbao have scored the first goal of the game in 8 of their last 9 league matches
  • Raul Garcia has scored the first goal in 3 of Athletic Bilbao’s last 5 league matches
  • Real Madrid have won each of their last 6 league matches
  • Real Madrid have won to nil in 4 of their last 5 league matches
  • Real Madrid have scored the first goal in each of their last 6 league matches
  • Real Madrid have only failed to score in 1 of their last 15 league matches
  • Sergio Ramos has scored in 4 of Real Madrid’s last 6 league matches

THE PREDICTION

Real Madrid have opened up a four-point lead at the top of the Primera after having won all six of their matches since the restart, but this figures to be the toughest fixture in the run-in. They make the trip up north to face an Athletic side that is typically formidable at home. They are in good form of late also with three wins in their last four and the only defeat during that time came at the Camp Nou as they narrowly lost 0-1. They are a different proposition at home and with Real missing Varane and Hazard with other potential rotations likely, Athletic can gain at least a point here and are worth considering draw no bet.

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