Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao – Predictions & Football Betting Tips
Atletico Madrid will look to close the gap at the top of the La Liga table when they host Athletic Bilbao at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday afternoon. Atletico Madrid threw away a one-goal lead following Antoine Griezmann’s second-half strike to only secure a 1-1 draw on the road at Leganes. On the other hand, Athletic Bilbao have lost 1-0 away at Espanyol, in a game in which they had just two shots on target. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Atletico Madrid have enjoyed a decent run of form over the past two months, having lost just once in their last 13 games across all competitions. Los Colchoneros enter the fray on the back of a four-game unbeaten streak, including a 2-0 home win against Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League midweek tie. Diego Simeone’s men currently lie 4th in the standings tied on 20 points with both Sevilla and Alaves.
On the contrary, Athletic Bilbao are currently on a ten-game winless streak in La Liga. The Basques enter the fray on the back of a 1-0 away loss at Espanyol, but prior to that they managed three consecutive draws in the league. The most worrying thing is that Bilbao are winless in five league trips at the moment. Bilbao only sit 17th in the league table, just one point clear of the drop zone.
It should be an easy victory for Atletico Madrid here as Bilbao have been one of the worst teams in La Liga so far this season. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate Atletico Madrid to win at odds 1.50.
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Atletico Madrid are undefeated in seven competitive home fixtures and have won the most recent five of these. Furthermore, Los Colchoneros are unbeaten in nine home meetings with Athletic Bilbao, winning eight in the process. On the other hand, Bilbao are winless in eight league trips at the moment. Our preview expect Atletico Madrid to win at odds 1.50.
Atletico Madrid to win at odds 1.50
Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Draw at odds 3.75
Athletic Bilbao to win at odds 7.50
Correct Score odds
Atletico Madrid have kept a clean sheet in three of their last four competitive outings. At home, Diego Simeone’s men have conceded just one goal in their last five home games across all competitions. Furthermore, Atletico Madrid have allowed just three goals in their last nine home meetings with Bilbao. Our correct score prediction would back Atletico Madrid to win 2-1 at odds 9.50.
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Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Six of Atletico Madrid’s last seven games across all competitions have see few than three goals scored. Athletic Bilbao have also been involved in low-scoring affairs of late, with five of the last six league outings ending with under 2.5 goals. Our total goals prediction fancies under 2.5 goals at odds 1.53.
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First Goalscorer odds
Antoine Griezmann showed some signs of life recently, having now scored in back-to-back games for Atletico Madrid. He is the team’s top scorer in La Liga with three goals and three assists under his belt, and he also got on the scoresheet in the Champions League in midweek. Our first goalscorer prediction is Antoine Griezmann at odds 4.00.
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