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Real Madrid vs Athletic Club La Liga Predictions, Tips and Odds: Los Blancos closing in on title

Real Madrid vs Athletic Club Predictions, Tips and Odds: Los Blancos closing in on La Liga title

Real Madrid will look to tighten their grip on the La Liga title when they host Athletic Club on Sunday at 8pm (UK time).

Real Madrid vs Athletic Club predictions

Real Madrid vs Athletic Club: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? Yes 5/6 with Matchbook
Correct Score Real Madrid 3-1 Athletic Club 12/1 with William Hill
First Goalscorer Toni Kroos 22/1 with Bet365

The stats behind our Real Madrid vs Athletic Club predictions:

  • Real Madrid have lost just one of their last seven meetings with Athletic Club across all competitions.
  • However, Athletic Club have scored at least once in five of their last six matches.
  • Toni Kroos has three career goals against Athletic Club, only scoring more against Valencia (4) and Celta Vigo (6).

Real Madrid closing in on La Liga title

Real Madrid endured an underwhelming start to March, having to battle from two goals down just to salvage a draw at Valencia before stumbling over the line against RB Leipzig in the Champions League round-of-16. But if that’s a ‘low point’, things are going just fine for Carlo Ancelotti’s men.

Indeed, Los Blancos have since recovered to beat Celta Vigo and Osasuna by a combined 8-2 scoreline, opening up an eight-point gap at the top of the La Liga table in the process. With Girona falling away, Barcelona are once again Madrid’s nearest rivals, with the Blaugrana unbeaten in their last eight league matches.

But despite Barcelona’s improved form, it’s going to take a minor disaster for Real Madrid to surrender their title lead now, especially considering the second El Clasico meeting this season is at the Santiago Bernabeu, with Los Blancos winning three of their last four against their arch-rivals.

For now, though the focus remains on this weekend’s clash against Athletic Club; an opponent Real Madrid have beaten in two of their last three head-to-heads.

Real Madrid vs Athletic Club match tip

Over 3.5 goals @ 2/1 with BetVictor

There have been at least four goals scored in Real Madrid’s last two matches, both ending in victories for Los Blancos.

Real Madrid vs Athletic Club odds


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Given their dominance of this fixture, alongside home advantage and their place atop the La Liga standings, it’s no surprise to see Real Madrid named strong favourites for this match. Despite chasing Champions League qualification themselves, Athletic Club’s best hope of a result is likely a draw.

Real Madrid vs Athletic Club team news

Real Madrid team news

In  Out Doubtful
Dani Ceballos, David Alaba, Eduardo Camavinga, Thibaut Courtois, Vinicius Jr Eder Militao

Eder Militao is back in training and may feature in the squad, but the likes of Thibaut Courtois, David Alaba and Eduardo Camavinga all remain sidelined. The suspension suffered by the in-form Vinicius Jr is a huge blow for Real Madrid.

Top Scorer: Jude Bellingham (16)

Card Magnet: Antonio Rudiger, Eduardo Camavinga (7)

Assist Ace: Toni Kroos, Federico Valverde (7)

Athletic Club team news

In  Out Doubtful
Yuri Berchiche Aitor Paredes, Ander Herrera, Inigo Ruiz de Galarreta

Yuri Berchiche is sidelined with a hamstring injury, but Athletic Club could still bring Aitor Paredes, Ander Herrera and Inigo Ruiz de Galarreta back into the fold.

Top Scorer: Gorka Guruzeta (13)

Card Magnet: Daniel Vivan (6)

Assist Ace: Nico Williams (8)

Real Madrid vs Athletic Club head-to-head

  • 12/08/23 – Athletic Club 0-2 Real Madrid – La Liga
  • 04/06/23 – Real Madrid 1-1 Athletic Club – La Liga
  • 22/01/23 – Athletic Club 0-2 Real Madrid – La Liga
  • 03/02/22 – Athletic Club 1-0 Real Madrid – Copa del Rey
  • 16/01/22 – Athletic Club 0-2 Real Madrid – Super Cup

Athletic Club have won just one of the last seven meetings between these sides, with Real Madrid winning 2-0 in La Liga earlier this season.

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