Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid Prediction, Betting Odds, and Free Tips 12/08/2023

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The long summer break is finally over and we have a great game at the start of La Liga – the Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid brawl at San Mames. Let’s see who the favorite to win is.

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid – Predictions and Free Tips

These are the top Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid predictions for La Liga’s opening fixture.

0-1 to Real Madrid

The 1-0 Real Madrid win is the most common result we’ve seen in the last 10 games between these two, amounting to 30.0% of all games. Los Blancos have a comfortable head-to-head advantage over Bilbao, as the previous 10 games ended in seven victories for Real Madrid, two for Athletic, and one draw. We believe that a thrifty 0-1 Real Madrid win is probably the most plausible result on Saturday.

Under 2.5 goals

Carlo Ancelotti made some amazing transfers this summer, but no matter the attacking might your team possesses, you never play well against the Basques. Performing at San Mames is not something Barcelona and Real Madrid are known for, so we fully expect to see under 2.5 goals on the 12th of August. A whopping 70.0% of the last 10 showdowns between these two clubs saw two or fewer goals. It wouldn’t be at all surprising if Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao struggle to produce good attacking chances.

Vinicius Junior to Score Anytime

With Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema opening a new chapter in his professional career with Saudi’s Al-Ittihad, it’s up to Vini Jr. to fill in the gaps. The lighting-fast Brazilian winger is currently worth €150m on the transfer market, so he should be treated by his opponents with respect. Our last Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid prediction has 23-year-old Junior finding Bilbao’s net on Saturday. After all, he did score on 10 occasions last season plus an additional nine assists to his tally.

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid Match Preview, Analysis, and Latest Team News

Athletic Bilbao

The Basques had a busy summer, as the team took part in six pre-season friendlies. However, not much good became of them. Athletic Bilbao only emerged victoriously once – in the 0-2 win over Liga MX’s Necaxa on the 20th of July.

Real Madrid

Los Blancos’ US summer tour showed that we can expect it all from Carlo Ancelotti’s side this year – impressive wins and disappointing defeats. Real Madrid won their games against Manchester United and AC Milan but lost to arch-rivals Blaugrana and Serie A’s Juventus.

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid Head-to-Head Statistics

Here’s how the two teams performed in their latest couple of games:

Athletic Bilbao’s form: DDLLD

Real Madrid’s form: LLWWL

Questions and Answers Regarding These Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid Predictions

Athletic Bilbao vs Real madrid Prediction

  • Whom do the bookies favor? – They predict a hard-earned Los Blancos win on Saturday.
  • Will Arda Guler play on Saturday? – Sadly, no. The Turkish prodigy is injured.
  • Who’s Real Madrid’s top transfer this season? – Jude Bellingham cost Real Madrid a whopping €103m.

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