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Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao LaLiga 2021 Match Prediction

Insight and analysis:Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao LaLiga 2021 match Prediction and Preview.

Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao LaLiga 2021 Match Prediction,Preview, Injuries/Suspension, Match Facts, Team News and Where to Watch.

Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao LaLiga 2021 match Presiction and Preview.

After a stumbling block in late September and early October. Real Madrid has fully recovered and increased their lead at the top of LaLiga (LL) to four points.

They’ve already had their greatest 14-game start to an LL season since 2016/17.

When they won the title with the same number of points (93) as any other team in the league’s six prior seasons.

Since his previous term in 2013-15, Carlo Ancelotti has the most average points per game (2.37) of any permanent Real Madrid manager across all competitions.

His teammates have had little trouble scoring, as their 10 2+ goal hauls this LL season were tied for the most after the previous round.

Surprisingly, their current four-game winning streak also happens to be their longest streak without a single clean sheet in the LL!

Athletic Bilbao’s defensive assignment was already challenging enough before Iigo Martnez was sent off late in the weekend’s 2-2 draw at home against Granada.

Extending their LL winless streak to five games (D4, L1).

Against the very least, a slew of league draws away from home (W1, D6, L0).Including at title contenders Real Sociedad and Atlético Madrid, has kept them in contention for UEFA participation.

The half-time outcome has been matched at the final whistle in all but one of their seven LL away games.

Athletic could improve on their unbeaten season long LL record of W1, D3, L0 as a pre-match underdog if they can find a way to lead at halftime. After failing to do so in their previous six LL games.

Players To Watch

Real’s Karim Benzema has scored after halftime in three of his previous four home matches against Athletic in all competitions.

While Ral Garca has put Athletic up 1-0 in all three of his LL goals this season.

Hot Stat

Athletic has scored two or less goals in each of its seven LL away games.

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Team News

Real Madrid

Both Dani Ceballos and Gareth Bale are still out.

Fede Valverde has returned to the team.
But Eden Hazard is still a question as he recovers from his latest knee setback.

Carlo Ancelotti will like to change things around in the midfield. But it’s more probable that he’ll stick with the same lineup for this game.

Athletic Bilbao

Peru Nolaskoain is another player who will miss out. As is Asier Villalibre, who will not return until the end of December.

Yuri Berchiche and Dani Vivian are still unavailable for this match.

Due to Inigo Martinez’s suspension, Oscar de Marcos could fill in at right-back.

Match Facts

In Athletic Bilbao’s last 13 away games, there have been fewer than 2.5 goals scored (LaLiga).

Over 2.5 goals have been scored in 16 of Real Madrid’s past 18 home encounters versus Athletic Bilbao in all competitions.

Athletic Bilbao has drawn its last five away games (LaLiga).

Real Madrid have gone undefeated in their past 16 home matches, drawing Athletic Bilbao (LaLiga).

Athletic Bilbao has drawn at half-time and full-time in five of their past seven road games (LaLiga).

Athletic Bilbao drew with Athletic Bilbao.
In six of Real Madrid’s last seven games, there have been more than 2.5 goals scored (LaLiga).

In all competitions, Real Madrid has won 12 of their last 13 matches against Athletic Bilbao.

Real Madrid has a 1.10 chance of winning or drawing.

In each of their last four games, Real Madrid has scored at least two goals (LaLiga).


As they prepare to welcome Athletic Club to the Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid are in fine form.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side has now won six consecutive games in all competitions.

They defeated potential title rivals Sevilla last time out to increase their lead at the top of the table to four points.

Karim Benzema equalized before Vinicius Junior scored a stunning winner with three minutes remaining.

In 19 games in all competitions, the winger has 11 goals and seven assists.

Athletic Club, on the other hand, drew 2-2 with Granada in their most recent match. Raul Garcia put them ahead, but they had to wait until the 76th minute to equalize thanks to an own goal after conceding twice.

During the game, Inigo Martinez received his second ban of the season for a late red card.

Athletic Club has now drawn four of their last five games, and they haven’t won any of them. It’s a run of form that has seen them lose some of their early-season luster.

They are still in eighth place, three points behind Barcelona in seventh and four behind Rayo in sixth, and are within striking distance of the European spots.

Real Madrid comes into this game in high form and confidence, and after tasting victory in the title battle by storming to the top.

Anticipate Madrid to pick up another three points here.

Expect a close game, as Athletic Club has yet to lose by more than one goal this season, losing only twice in total.

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