Athletic Bilbao welcome Real Madrid at the San Mames Barria on Saturday night, with both sides looking to maintain their unbeaten start into this La Liga season. Athletic Bilbao had a two-goal lead against Huesca last time out thanks to goals from Markel Susaeta and Yuri Berchiche, but two late goals from the hosts has seen them settling for a 2-2 draw. Meanwhile, Real Madrid recorded a 4-1 home victory against Leganes thanks to a brace from Karim Benzema and two other goals from Gareth Bale and Sergio Ramos. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Athletic Bilbao are yet to lose in this early part of the La Liga season, registering one win and one draw in their opening two league outings. In addition, the Basques picked up a 3-1 win against Valladolid in a friendly fixture during the International break. The negative thing is that Bilbao have won just once in their last eight competitive home games.
Real Madrid, on the flip side, were beaten by Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup in the middle of August, but they looked excellent in this early part of the new La Liga season. Los Blancos have won each of their opening three La Liga games, including two back-to-back 4-1 wins against Girona and Leganes in their most recent two fixtures.
Real Madrid are undefeated in their last six league meetings with Bilbao and we fancy them to extend this record. Our betting tips and predictions expect Real Madrid to win at odds 1.53.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Real Madrid to win at odds 1.53[/bet_tip_now]
Los Blancos have won four and drawn two of their last six La Liga games against Athletic Bilbao. Real Madrid’s away form over the past seven months have seen them lose just two of their last 14 competitive trips. They face a Bilbao team that only managed to secure two wins in their last ten home fixtures. Our preview anticipate Real Madrid to win at odds 1.53.
Athletic Bilbao to win at odds 5.50
Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid Draw at odds 4.33
Real Madrid to win at odds 1.53
Correct Score odds
Real Madrid have netted at least two goals in four of their last six meetings with Athletic Bilbao in La Liga. Furthermore, Los Blancos have already scored ten goals in their opening three league outings. Meanwhile, Bilbao have also managed to score four goals in this early part of the season, but they have also conceded three in this term. Our correct score fancies Real Madrid to win 3-1 at odds 11.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct score prediction:”]Real Madrid to win 3-1 at odds 11.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Each of Athletic Bilbao’s last three fixtures have seen more than three goals. Furthermore, the Basques have allowed at least two goals in six of their last ten home games across all competitions. Real Madrid, on the other hand, have netted four goals in each of their most recent two league games. Our total goals prediction would back over 2.5 goals at odds 1.47.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goal odds and predictions:”]Over 2.5 goals at odds 1.47[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Karim Benzema has had an amazing start of this La Liga campaign, having scored four goals in his three league appearances. The Frenchman netted a brace prior to the International break and he will be looking to add more goals to his tally here. Our first goalscorer prediction is Karim Benzema at odds 5.50.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Karim Benzema at odds 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
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