Atletico Madrid had a perfect start of the week, after the triumph against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. ‘Los Rojiblancos’ have now won five-straight games at home across all competitions. Atletico currently stand on the fourth place in La Liga just four points behind league leaders Barcelona.
On the contrary, Athletic Bilbao would wish to forget the past two months. Away from home, Athletic Bilbao drew four games and lost one. Eduardo Berizzo’s side have conceded in every league game this season bar one.
Typically one of the league’s strongest home sides, Atletico are undefeated at the Wanda Metropolitano since the start of the season. Diego Simeone’s side kept a clean sheet in 14 of their last 15 home competitive games. Basque heavyweights Bilbao have been struggling lately and are winless in the previous ten La Liga games. I expect more of the same and will back Atletico Madrid to Win to Nil, with Atletico Madrid 2:0 Correct Score.
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Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Head to Head
Atletico Madrid have won five of the last six matches against Athletic Bilbao. ‘The Lions’ haven’t beat Atletico Madrid in an away game in La Liga since 2011. ‘Los Rojiblancos’ have scored at least two goals against the Basque side in the previous four fixtures.
|18.02.2018||Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao||2:0|
|20.09.2017||Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid||1:2|
|21.05.2017||Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao||3:1|
|22.01.2017||Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid||2:2|
|20.04.2016||Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid||0:1|
|13.12.2015||Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao||2:1|
Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Stats
- Atletico Madrid have kept a clean sheet in their last three home matches.
- ‘Los Rojiblancos’ are yet to lose at the Wanda Metropolitano this season (W4, D1).
- There have been under 2.5 goals scored in ten of Atletico’s previous eleven league games.
- Atletico Madrid are yet to concede a first-half goal in La Liga.
- Athletic Bilbao remain without an away victory (D4, L1).
- ‘The Lions’ are embroiled in a ten-game winless streak (D7, L3).
Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Odds
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Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Team News
Jose Gimenez and Lucas Hernandez are ruled out due to injuries. Stefan Savic and Diego Godin both carry a minor knock but should be in the starting eleven. Thomas Lemar missed the game against Borussia Dortmund and is a significant concern for Diego Simeone.
Yerai Alvarez and Lekue are both doubts for Athletic Bilbao. Dani Garcia will miss the game due to a suspension.