Can Atletico Madrid win again after three winless games in the first Spanish league? It’s definitely not going to be any easier, as the Madrid side have a very solid side with Athletic Bilbao, which is defensively well-placed and star striker Inaki Williams is always scored for a goal. In addition, the team around coach Diego Simeone will have heavy legs after a busy Champions League week.
Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Free Betting Tips
Last Tuesday, Atletico Madrid prevailed 1-0 against Bayer Leverkusen. In the Champions League, Atletico Madrid are well on the way to surviving the group stage. In contrast, it looks in the league rather mau, it would have been realistic in a season with the early stumbling top teams FC Barcelona and Real Madrid to climb the table top.
In a very balanced Spanish league, every point could be decisive in the end. Between place 1 and place 5, there are only three points difference after the ninth day of the current season. The Madrid are currently in fifth place and will make every effort not to lose the connection to the top of the table.
There must be some danger again from the team of Diego Simeone, because without conceding one loses no games, however, can be won with absent Torerfolgen on the other side also no plays. With only eight goals from nine league games, the capital club is not a real top team.
Atletico Madrid – Statistics & Current Form
The injury-related loss of offensive talent Joao Felix is unlikely to increase the chances of goals. In the last game against Valencia, the 19-year-old Youngstar contracted an ankle injury. Although goals are still an exception in the Madrid, so went out of Joao Felix then a certain Torgefahr.
His absence will allow him to predict that the match will be a poor goal again for the Atletico Madrid vs. Athletic Bilbao game. But not only this fact speaks for it, but also the probably never changing extremely defensively oriented game philosophy of coach Diego Simeone.
Eleven men work diligently against the ball, however, with their own possession of the ball, on the other hand, little support from the defense or midfield, so that the striker Costa or Morata mostly on their own risked the Torabschluss from difficult positions out.
It was not without reason that only one victory could be taken from the last five games in La Liga. Against Valencia, the team managed to take the lead in the last race and then put in the rear completely. This procedure was punished by Valencia ice cold. A direct free kick provided in the 82nd minute for the not quite undeserved late equalizer.
In three of the last five games, a goalless 0: 0 was delivered. A lot of patience is demanded from the fans, spectacular shooting festivals are a rarity at Atletico Madrid. The only goal-rich game was played against Eibar. The match took place on matchday three and ended in a terrific 3-2 draw for Atletico Madrid, after the Madrid side lost 1: 2.
Expected formation of Atletico Madrid:
➦ Oblak – Trippier, Gimenez, Felipe, Lodi – Herrera, Thomas, Koke – Correa, Saul, Costa
Last matches of Atletico Madrid:
⚽️ 22.10.2019 – Atletico Madrid Vs. Leverkusen 1: 0 (Champions League)
⚽️ 19.10.2019 – Atletico Madrid Vs. Valencia 1: 1 (La Liga)
⚽️ 06.10.2019 – Valladolid Vs. Atletico Madrid 0: 0 (La Liga)
⚽️ 01.10.2019 – Lokomotiv Moscow vs. Atletico Madrid 0-2 (Champions League)
⚽️ 28.09.2019 – Atletico Madrid Vs. Real Madrid 0: 0 (La Liga)
Athletic Bilbao – Statistics & Current Form
The traditional club from Bilbao stays as usual in the upper midfield of the table. After the ninth matchday, the team is in eighth place in the table and has every opportunity to conquer the coveted qualifying places for international competitions. Interestingly, Athletico Bilbao faces similar problems to Atletico Madrid.
Like the hosts Bilbao is defensively mostly stable, but comes to the front rarely to scoring. Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao currently have an identical goal difference of eight goals scored in just five outcomes. Accordingly, for Atletico Madrid against Athletic Bilbao the tip for a game with few goals appears to be on hand.
The last time they came home was not a 1-1 draw with Valladolid. On Matchday, Bilbao lost 1-0 to the now-weak Celta de Vigo disappointing 1-0, as Bilbao helped Valencia CF out of the small form crisis on Matchday 7. The team acts offensively brave and earns one or the other option, but shows a lack of final consequence.
In particular, away from home, the team appears unsettled. Not surprisingly, the fact that on foreign place in the current season so far could not be won. Consequently, the bookmakers set for Atletico Madrid against Athletic Bilbao high odds of about 6, o for an away win of Bilbao.
It is likely that Bilbao will be very tactical against Atletico Madrid. The team around coach Garitano is unlikely to burn off any offensive fireworks, but the Madrilenians are defensive too strong. You would be very vulnerable to being too open in the back and a Diego Costa or a Morata would potentially have the quality to score goals from a few chances.
Expected formation of Athletic Bilbao:
➦ Simon – Capa, Alvarez, Martinez, Balenziaga – Lopez, D. Garcia – Muniain, R. Garcia, Cordoba – Williams
Last matches of Athletic Bilbao:
⚽️ 20.10.2019 – Athletic Bilbao Vs. Valladolid 1: 1 (La Liga)
⚽️ 06.10.2019 – Celta Vigo Vs. Athletic Bilbao 1-0 (La Liga)
⚽️ 28.09.2019 – Athletic Bilbao Vs. Valencia 0: 1 (La Liga)
⚽️ 25.09.2019 – CD Leganés vs. Athletic Bilbao 1: 1 (La Liga)
⚽️ 22.09.2019 – Athletic Bilbao Vs. Alaves 2: 0 (La Liga)
Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
The match between Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao can be described as a classic as the teams have faced each other 178 times. Atletico Madrid won 83x. 30 duels ended in a draw and 65x had Bilbao ahead. Bilbao has never played second-rate in Spain and Atletico Madrid has almost always been first-rate, resulting in numerous encounters between these two teams.
Atletico Madrid have been victorious in their last five games with just one victory for Athletic Bilbao. In recent years, only the financial possibilities have developed strongly in favor of Atletico Madrid – in the recent past, however, this has still looked quite different.
Historically, Athletic Bilbao have often achieved high victories in direct comparison. Between 1930 and 1967 Bilbao celebrated against Atletico Madrid four shooting festivals, each with at least five goals scored. However, these games have been going a long way and are not relevant to our prediction for the upcoming Saturday match between Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao.
Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Best Free Betting Tips Explained
Atletico Madrid will have even harder to make offensively dangerous moves without Joao Felix. Due to the double load remains to be seen how much energy the players have, in addition to the already elaborate defensive work to set accents in front of the opponent’s goal. It seems reasonable that for Atletico Madrid against Athletic Bilbao the betting odds for under 2.5 goals are comparatively low.
Still, Bilbao is a defensive team and will most likely act cautiously as a guest and not risk everything to break the Atletico Madrid wall. Presumably, the guests would be satisfied with a peaceful 0: 0.
Key Facts – Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao tips
🔎 Both teams have conceded only 5 goals from 9 games
🔎 Bilbao could not win away yet
🔎 Striker star Joao Felix will be injured due to injury
It says a lot for a game in which not many goals will fall. For Atletico Madrid against Athletic Bilbao, the tip is under 2.5 goals, even if the bookmakers only offer odds of 1.50 in Atletico Madrid against Athletic Bilbao.
Betting Tip: Under 2.5 goals