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Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid predictions, live stream options, team news, XIs

By Mohamed Moallim

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid predictions, live stream options, team news, XIs

Published: 17:07, 20 December 2021

Athletic Bilbao are seeking a first La Liga win over Real Madrid since 2015 when they square off against each other at San Mamés on Wednesday evening (20:30 UK time).

The hosts recently ended a lengthy winless streak but still find themselves in mid-table after their opening 18 matches. As for Real they lead the championship and can make it six away wins on the bounce.

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Where to watch Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid on TV:

  • UK: Premier Sports 2
  • US: ESPN+

Athletic Bilbao team news

It’s been a while since Athletic Bilbao claimed a home success against Real Madrid in the league. That most recent occasion came in March 2015 when an Ernesto Valverde-led side ran out 1-0 winners at Carlo Ancelotti’s expense. Bringing things up to speed Athletic returned to successful ways last time out after going eight games without registering a win (five draws and three defeats). At home that aforementioned Real Betis success (3-2) brought a three-match winless streak (two defeats and one draw) to an end. That win also ended Iñaki Williams own personal drought. The 27-year-old marksman had gone seven appearances without finding the net before his brace against Betis.

Athletic Bilbao predicted XI: Agirrezabala; Lekue, Álvarez, Núñez, Balenziaga; Muniain, Vesga, Vencedor, N. Williams; García, I. Williams.

Real Madrid team news

Carlo Ancelotti couldn’t have asked for a better start to his second spell as Real Madrid boss. Heading into his 19th league game in charge the much-travelled and decorated Italian coach has overseen 13 wins and one loss which leaves Los Blancos sitting top of the La Liga table and six points clear of second-place Sevilla who do have a game in hand. Spanish football’s biggest prize has so far eluded Ancelotti but Real have given themselves a great opportunity to put that right this season. Though a number of key players are still missing, the 13-time European champions are seeking a fifth consecutive away win, during this present winning streak on the road they’ve netted 10 goals while conceding three.

Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois; Vázquez, Militão, Alaba, Mendy; Casemiro, Kroos, Valverde; Hazard, Benzema, Vinícius.

La Liga 2021/22 recent form:

  • Athletic Bilbao: WLDLD
  • Real Madrid: DWWWW

Scoreline prediction: Athletic Bilbao 1-3 Real Madrid

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