Athletic Bilbao v Real Madrid Prediction & Betting Tips – 15th September 201813th September 2018 / lee
Athletic Bilbao v Real Madrid La Liga, 15th September 7.45pm
Athletic Bilbao have made a decent enough start to the new La Liga season having collected four points from their two games played. This is their first real big test of the season so far though as they play host to Real Madrid. After the sale of their talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid have actually looked pretty solid and have three wins from three under their belt so far and Gareth Bale has really stepped up. Read our Athletic Bilbao v Real Madrid betting tips for more.
Athletic Bilbao v Real Madrid Betting Odds*
Real Madrid 8/15
Athletic Bilbao 9/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 12th, 2018 at 1:14 p.m.)
Athletic Bilbao v Real Madrid Betting Tips
It has been just the two games from Bilbao this season as their fixture against Rayo Vallecano was postponed before the international break. So this is a tough game to get back into action with and it will be their third straight home game for the term. So far they are W1 D1 having taken a success against Leganes and then frustrated to a draw against Huesca. Bilbao though have scored exactly two goals in both league games this season and because of that, we feel they can push Madrid.
Both teams to score is at 4/7 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds were taken from September 12th, 2018 at 1:14 p.m.). They have opened the scoring in both of their games so far this season but were drawing at half time in both of those. So if we can take that on a bit then a good betting tip for Athletic Bilbao v Real Madrid is the Draw/Real Madrid half time/ full-time option. Last season Bilbao had a rough season but even then only lost two home games against sides finishing the top half of the table.
Real Madrid are three wins from three for the season and are just ticking over nicely. They actually look more of a complete team without CR7 as there is a bigger, better balance and sharing of duties. They have still managed to come up with ten goals in three games so far this season so they are going well in front of goal. Gareth Bale has, importantly for his career, had a great start to the season and will be a heavily backed option in the anytime goalscorer market.
Their only away game this season saw them post a 4-1 success at Girona and three of those goals were after the halftime break. They may get a sterner test against Bilbao and Real Madrid to win by a one-goal margin appeals in our betting tips at 11/4 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 12th, 2018 at 1:14 p.m.).
Athletic Bilbao v Real Madrid Head to Head
There were two draws between Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid in La Liga last season. Prior to that Real Madrid were on a four-match winning streak in the fixture. But things are even in the last four meetings between them in Bilbao with two wins each. Three of Real Madrid’s last four wins over Bilbao have been by a 2-1 scoreline. Real Madrid hold a W2 D1 L1 record on the road in this fixture. The overall head to head between them in all competitions reads Real Madrid W34 D8 L12.
Who will win – Athletic Bilbao v Real Madrid Predictions
For our Athletic Bilbao v Real Madrid betting tips, one of the top options we see is Real Madrid to win by a one-goal margin. They found Athletic Bilbao a tough nut to crack last season but they have started this season confidently and they can edge this.
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!
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