Real Madrid – Athletic Bilbao
Real Madrid hosts Athletic Bilbao at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano in a fixture from the 19th round of La Liga. Stay with us because we are going to offer you some solid preview of this Spanish derby.
Real Madrid are going to host Bilbao in a really great mood after their 2-0 win over the leader Atletico Madrid on Saturday. For the champions it was a second consecutive win after the one against Sevilla and they really need a boost like this. Now Real Madrid are just three points behind the leaders Atletico Madrid and they managed to climb to third place in the standings.
Los Blancos were clinical against their city rivals at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano. Casemiro opened the score after just 15 minutes of playing while Jan Oblak scored himself an own goal in the second half.
Real Madrid had some tough moments so far in the season, but they managed to win their last three matches in all competitions. Zidane’s team is now as confident as they could be. That’s really important.
Athletic Bilbao are currently sitting at 11th place in La Liga’s standings with 14 points. The Basques are without a win in their last three matches and now they have another tough test ahead. They will be the underdogs in the capital on Tuesday.
During the weekend Athletic made their second draw for the campaign. Gaizka Garitano’s boys paid a visit to Valencia at the Mestalla. The game ended with a 2-2 draw. Asier Villalibre and Raul Garcia from a penalty kick scored for the Basques.
That’s our preview for the La Liga fixture between Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish capital. Finally we see Madrid in a great shape – we can say this after three consecutive wins. We believe they are in a great position to win this one, but let’s wait and see.