Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao will meet in the Spanish Super Cup semifinal. Real Madrid plays in variable form, due to the bad field on the road, the match with Osasuna ended 0:0. The guests had enough time to prepare for this match, and they occupy the number 12 position in La Liga.
January 14th, 2021 – 21:00
Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Betting Tips & Predictions
Reason for Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Predictions
Zinedine Zidane’s squad had an excellent opportunity to narrow the gap from Atletico Madrid in La Liga, but two out of their last three divisional games ended without a winner versus Elche and Osasauna, both on the road. Real Madrid didn’t struggle that much against Bilbao in the past few years. Los Blancos were victorious in three out of the last four head-to-head meetings, conceding only one goal to this opponent. It is really hard to say which player except Karim Benzema has constantly played on a high level. Luka Modric got sidelined a couple of times this season due to injuries, while Asensio just scored his first goal against Celta Vigo. Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, and Vinicius Junior have been in really poor shape in the last couple of months. Casemiro has excellent ball control, he can play in several positions, and every team needs such a player. Federico Valverde creates a lot of problems for his opponents on the right flank. It’s hard to keep this guy in a one-on-one game.
Bilbao is traditionally a very tough opponent for all top tier in Spain, so we are going to be in for an excellent match. As for Athletic Bilbao, they put up a good fight against Barcelona last weekend, losing at home venue 2-3. Interestingly, they were ahead after just three minutes of play, thanks to the goal of Inaki Williams. Overall, this team is sitting in the middle of the table with low chances to reach the Europa League. Athletic Bilbao still has the same three fitness issues they have had over the last couple of weeks. Unai Lopez Cabrera, Yeray Alveraz, and Peru Nolaskoain are all three on the injury list for Marcelino. The trio is a doubt for the game on Thursday night. When these teams met in Madrid in December, Raul Garcia was sent off on 13 minutes after receiving a second yellow card. Ander Capa got the team’s only goal. Iker Muniain has excellent control of the ball, and he can play in several positions. Asier Villalibre enjoys the pitch, and when he receives the ball and heads towards the goal, the opponent has problems. He does great in the penalty area.
Real Madrid is the favorite in this match, Zidane’s players have no right to make a mistake, as the goal is to win the Cup.
The prediction for this match is over 2.5 goals. This clash should be a real treat for all football fans.