Athletic Bilbao v Real Madrid Predictions & Betting Odds – 15th September 2018

Bilbao to test Los Blancos

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Real Madrid can be pretty happy with their start to the new season having bagged three wins from three. All without Cristiano Ronaldo of course but with some good stuff from Gareth Bale, Los Merengues look in pretty good shape. They make a trip to Athletic Bilbao who have played a game less, but who are, nonetheless, unbeaten still. Read our predictions for the Athletic Bilbao v Real Madrid fixture.

Athletic Bilbao v Real Madrid Betting Tips

Bilbao had their game against Rayo Vallecano postponed just before the international break so they got an extra rest. Because of that, this is third straight home game this season in La Liga. So far their form reads a win over Leganes and then a 2-2 draw against the newly-promoted Huesca. Bilbao were leading 2-0 at halftime in that game. But on the flip side, they have scored exactly two goals in both of their league outings this season and we are going to back them to get on the scoresheet in this one.

Both teams to score is at 4/7 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds were taken from September 12th, 2018 at 1:14 p.m.). In both of their games, they were drawing at half time as well. So we can piece that together because we expect an away win. We can consider for our Athletic Bilbao v Real Madrid predictions a Draw/Real Madrid half-time/ full-time option. Last season Bilbao were nothing special at all, finishing down in the bottom half of the table, but they only lost two home games against sides finishing the top half of the table.

Real Madrid have looked very solid this season and a well-balanced complete team. It has been three wins from three for them under new boss Julen Lopetegui and they have returned a total of ten goals in their three games. So things are clicking well in front of goal and playing a good part in that has been Gareth Bale. He needed a strong reason to prove himself at the club and he has stepped up to the plate so will be a heavily backed option in the anytime goalscorer market.

This will be just their second away game of the season, having posted a 4-1 success at Girona in their first one. Real Madrid fired off three of those four goals in the second half of that game. They may get a sterner test against Bilbao and Real Madrid to win by a one-goal margin appeals in our betting tips at 11/4 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 12th, 2018 at 1:14 p.m.).

Athletic Bilbao v Real Madrid Head to Head

Athletic Bilbao held their own against Real Madrid last season as they picked up two draws against Los Merengues. That stopped the rot of four straight losses that they were on against Real Madrid. Three of Real Madrid’s last four wins against Bilbao have been by a 2-1 scoreline and that has been the case in two of their last three visits there. However, in the last four between them at Bilbao, things are close with Real Madrid holding a W2 D1 L1 record on the road. The overall head to head between them in all competitions reads Real Madrid W34 D8 L12.

Athletic Bilbao v Real Madrid Betting Odds*

Real Madrid 8/15
Draw 10/3
Athletic Bilbao 9/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 12th, 2018 at 1:14 p.m.)

Athletic Bilbao v Real Madrid Predictions

We feel that there is enough in this one to warrant backing the away win in our Athletic Bilbao v Real Madrid betting tips. That’s not a big stretch to get to of course but we are going to suggest that it is only going to be by a narrow margin. A Real Madrid 2-1 correct score appeals but the coverage in Real Madrid to win by a one goal margin appeals more.


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