At the end of the first half of the season, Athletic Bilbao took on a relegation zone, but since the change of coach at the beginning of last December, success has come back to the Basques. After 13 league games under new coach Gaizka Garitano, the record with six wins, five draws and only two defeats is very positive. Above all, the defensive is now very solid and took in the majority of games, concretely in seven matches, even a clean sheet.
Football Betting Tips Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid
Of course, scoring no goals is also the foremost maxim of the coach of Atletico Madrid: Diego Simeone is known for his concrete preference and is once again obsessive about her in this season. Thus, the Rojiblancos have the best defenses in La Liga and away they have conceded just ten goals after 13 appearances – idle to mention that this value is also a league record. However, the team travel with a lot of frustration, as it was in the return leg at Juventus last Tuesday evening with the prevention of goals exceptionally once did not work and you had to give the Old Lady defeated 3-0. A match, which of course also cost a lot of strength. An advantage for the playfully defeated hosts, which is why at Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid is the tip for a draw.
Athletic Bilbao – Statistics & Current Form
Last weekend, the eight-time champions at the Estadio San Mamés were only 1-1 up against Espanyol. A division of points, which turned out to be very flattering for the guests, because ATH was clearly play-determining. However, the new coach has not yet come to grips with the offensive weakness – in spite of numerous chances, only one hit came out in the end. A meager yield, which has been observed in recent weeks: Bilbao scored only three goals in the retrospect on the last five games.
Reliable, as mentioned at the beginning of the defensive, which conceded in the context of this flashback also only three goals, although it went, inter alia, against the champion from Barcelona. In the match against Atletico Bilbao can also rely on his home strength. After all, since the beginning of October no match has been lost in front of their own backdrop and instead the balance sheet has four wins and five draws. Even the Catalans of Barca could record a goalless draw with the Leones just over a month ago. With five clean sheets in seven home games under new coach Garitano, Athletic Bilbao beat Atlético Madrid to beat odds for another.
Expected formation of Athletic Bilbao:
Mistress – Berchiche – Martinez – Alvarez – de Marcos – Garcia – Benat – San Jose – Muniain – Susaeta – Williams
Last matches of Athletic Bilbao:
⚽ 08.03.2019 – Athletic Bilbao Vs. Espanyol Barcelona 1: 1 (La Liga)
⚽ 03.03.2019 – Valencia vs. Athletic Bilbao 2: 0 (La Liga)
⚽ 23.02.2019 – Athletic Bilbao Vs. SD Eibar 1-0 (La Liga)
⚽ 18.02.2019 – Huesca Vs. Athletic Bilbao 0: 1 (La Liga)
⚽ 10.02.2019 – Athletic Bilbao vs. FC Barcelona 0: 0 (La Liga)
Atletico Madrid – Statistics & Current Form
Atletico Madrid is currently in second place in the table, which makes the Colchoneros the closest rivals to Barcelona, although the gap to the titleholders with seven points is quite large. There are many indications that Madrid will once again only run for runner-up. Another parallel to last season is the stable defense. Already in the past season, the Indians were the best defensive line in the Spanish House of Lords and this title they can claim in the current season to date again for themselves. After 27 matchdays, the defense network collected by the two Uruguayan defensive specialists José Giménez and Diego Godín only 17 goals. The last-mentioned 33-year-old veteran is back in action against Bilbao following a card suspension in the 1-0 home success of Madrid against CD Leganes. This also applies to Koke in midfield, who returns to the squad after his yellow-red card on the penultimate round.
“We will continue to work hard to make the best of the La Liga season.” – Madrid coach Diego Simeone following the 0-3 draw at Juventus in the Champions League last Tuesday – Source: Atletico Madrid Twitter account
In the offensive comes slowly but surely the newcomer from the winter, the Spaniard Alvaro Morata in motion. The 26-year-old was loaned by Chelsea FC and after scoring no goals in his first four outings, scored three goals in his recent two appearances at La Liga. Above all, he should close the gap that has resulted from Diego Costa’s frequent injury breaks in the storm. Although this was the middle of last month made his comeback, but currently he is again out of action due to groin problems. Best Goalgetter is once again Antoine Griezmann with twelve goals, but he has not currently met for three rounds of play. There has not been such a long dry spell this season for the French World Champion.
Expected formation of Atletico Madrid:
Oblak – Solano – Savic – Gimenez – Godin – Koke – Vitolo – Thomas – Correa – Morato – Griezmann
Last matches of Atletico Madrid:
⚽ 12.03.2019 – Juventus vs Atletico Madrid 3: 0 (Champions League)
⚽ 09.03.2019 – Atletico Madrid Vs. CD Leganés 1: 0 (La Liga)
⚽ 03.03.2019 – Real Sociedad Vs. Atletico Madrid 0-2 (La Liga)
⚽ 24.02.2019 – Atletico Madrid Vs. Villarreal 2: 0 (La Liga)
⚽ 20.02.2019 – Atletico Madrid Vs. Juventus 2: 0 (Champions League)
Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
The vice-champion is for Bilbao anything but a welcome guest. So none of the last six home games was won and instead the Madrilenians left no less than five times as the winner. Overall, Athletic has not won since 13 matches and the match ended in a 3-2 win for the Simeone squad, with Godin’s decisive goal falling in the first minute of stoppage time and Bilbao scoring at least one point , In the upcoming duel between Athletic Bilbao and Atletico Madrid, however, the odds again give the guests a slight role in the favorites to win.
Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid Football Betting Tips and Predictions
After a 1: 3 home defeat against arch-rivals Real Madrid just over a month ago, the mattress makers have quickly caught up and scored four straight wins in La Liga. However, the opposition with teams like Vallecano or Villarreal was also easy. In addition, the triumphs were defensive as usual, as each of the games was won with a clean sheet, but the offense was a little miserable with six hits. This is because top scorer Griezmann is currently experiencing a scoreline and Diego Costa is injured again. A bright spot, however, since the last two matchdays, the newcomer from the winter, the Spanish attacker Morata, who met three times. Before the match in Bilbao, Madrid also had a tough match this week with Juventus in the Champions League. It ended with a disastrous 0: 3, whereby the entry into the next round was still playful despite a 2-0 in the first leg. The Basque hosts are again, since they play under Garitano, much stronger than before on the road and especially at home an unpleasant opponent. Read out that they have not lost for about five months from their own backdrop and even Barcelona had to settle for a goalless draw a few weeks ago.
Key Facts – Athletic Bilbao Vs. Atletico Madrid tips
➲ Bilbao (2.11) has the third lowest and Madrid (2.07) the second lowest scores
➲ only 4 out of 14 Basque home games and 2 out of 13 Madrid away games ended with more than 2.5 goals
➲ The visitors have the strongest defense in La Liga – a goal difference of 0.63
➲ Athletic has not won against Atletico for 13 competitive matches
Bilbao’s playful inferiority is therefore considered largely balanced due to the double burden on Atletico and the home advantage. In the case of Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid, the tip is a draw. The prediction is supported not least by the statistics: Although Madrid is the strongest home team in La Liga, but abroad quite vulnerable, as six draws and two bankruptcies after 13 appearances. Bilbao, on the other hand, has lost at home only twice and finished no less than half of all 14 home games with a division of points. At Bethard, Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid have odds of 3.05 on a draw for a draw.
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