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Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid prediction, betting odds & free tips (16/05/2021)

The last two rounds in La Liga will be very exciting and determine who will become the Spanish champion for 2021. Real Madrid is two points behind Atletico and their next duel is in Bilbao, against Athletic.

Our top free betting tips and predictions for Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid

Without a doubt, Real Madrid is the clear favourite in this game, but there are other betting options to explore here. So, take a look at some of our top betting tips for this match:

These odds from Betfred were correct at the time of writing. Check your betslip before confirming.

Real Madrid to Win

The guests are clear favourites in this game since they are obviously the better team, they are in better form, and they must win this game to stay in contention for the title before the last round of the season. Furthermore, Real Madrid has won three of the last five games against Athletic Bilbao. So, our prediction is clear – Real Madrid to win the game.

Under 2.5 Total Goals

This is a slightly risky bet since only two of the last five h2h meetings between these teams have gone under 2.5 total goals. However, Athletic Bilbao averages 2.36 goals per game this season, while Real Madrid is slightly better at 2.53 goals per game. Also, Bilbao has gone under 2.5 total goals in five of their last eight matches, with Real doing the same in four of the last eight La Liga games.

Karim Benzema to Score at Any Time

Since Real Madrid is supposed to win this game, they need to score at least one goal. So, who is more likely to do it other than their best scorer this season, Karim Benzema? The French striker has scored 22 goals in La Liga this season, which is enough for him to share second place in the league along with Gerard Moreno of Villarreal.

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid preview: Can Real Madrid stay in the race for the title?

The last two games of the season are crucial for Real Madrid since they are trying to overtake Atletico Madrid in the first place with two points ahead of them. Meanwhile, Athletic Bilbao is stuck in the middle of the table and doesn’t have a competitive motive in this game.

Athletic Bilbao

The Basque team will not be happy with the season since they’ve out of contention for a spot in the Europa League with two games to play, and they’ve lost two Copa del Rey finals in the same year. However, the team has only lost once in the last eight games, although most of those matches have ended in draws, with only two wins in that time span. Athletic Bilbao also has many injured players at this moment – too many for us to list in here.

Real Madrid

The team from Madrid is still in play for the title after a win in the last round over Granada. However, their city rivals Atletico have also won their game, so the difference is still two points. Real Madrid is in great form in La Liga since they’ve won or drawn sixteen games in a row, so they can still hope to get their hands on the trophy, as long as Atletico Madrid slips up in the last two games. Carvajal, Lucas, Mendy, Ramos, and Varane are injured and will miss the match with Athletic Bilbao.

Top odds and useful stats for Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid

If you are interested in the best odds for Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid, check our selection of odds from a few UK bookies:

Spain Primera Liga
Athletic Bilbao
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May 16, 2021
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Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid

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16/05/21
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Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao
0 - 1
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Real Madrid
1 - 2
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Athletic Bilbao
15/12/20
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Real Madrid
Real Madrid
3 - 1
Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao
05/07/20
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Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao
0 - 1
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Real Madrid
22/12/19
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Real Madrid
Real Madrid
0 - 0
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Athletic Bilbao

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12/05/21
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Huesca
Huesca
1 - 0
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Athletic Bilbao
08/05/21
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Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao
2 - 2
Osasuna
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03/05/21
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Sevilla
Sevilla
0 - 1
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Athletic Bilbao
28/04/21
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Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao
2 - 2
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25/04/21
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Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao
2 - 1
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22/05/21
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Real Madrid
2 - 1
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13/05/21
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Granada
1 - 4
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Real Madrid
09/05/21
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Real Madrid
Real Madrid
2 - 2
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Sevilla
05/05/21
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Chelsea
2 - 0
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Real Madrid
01/05/21
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Real Madrid
Real Madrid
2 - 0
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Osasuna

Commonly asked questions for Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid Prediction

  • Who will host the game? The game will be hosted by Athletic Bilbao at the Estadio San Mames in Bilbao.
  • When does the match start? The match will start at 5:30 pm BST on Sunday, May 16th.
  • Who is the odds favourite? Real Madrid is the odds favourite at 4/7.