Atlético Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao
|Cívitas Metropolitano stadium
|Atlético Madrid 2-1 Athletic Bilbao
Atletico Madrid hopes to repeat their previous game’s result following a 0-1 win over Celta Vigo in La Liga.
Atletico Madrid had 53% of ball possession and ten shots in that game, 2 of which were on target. Atletico Madrid’s only player to score was Memphis Depay. At the other end, Celta Vigo had 14 shots, 3 of which were on target.
Their recent results have highlighted that Atletico Madrid’s defense is powerless. Atlético’s poor form at the back has led to a total of four goals over goalkeepers in their last six games.
Going into this clash, Atletico Madrid is unbeaten in their last two league home games.
Athletic Bilbao beat Valencia 1-2 in their last game and won 1-2 in La Liga against Valencia.
In that game, Athletic Bilbao had 51% of ball possession and 11 shots, 3 of which were on target. For Athletic Bilbao, goals were scored by Nico Williams and Oihan Sancet. At the other end, Valencia had 18 shots and eight on target. Samu Castillejo scored for Valencia.
Judging from their state, Athletic Bilbao scored in 5 of the last six games and conceded six goals. Defensively, Athletic Bilbao is far from perfect. However, that pattern only sometimes carries over to this game.
Going into this campaign, Athletic Bilbao has yet to beat Atletico Madrid in their last 11 league games away. The away form could be better.
Athletic Bilbao has enough quality to score in their lineup against Atletico Madrid, although they might still need to concede at the other end. The referee blows the final whistle, Atletico Madrid winning 2-1.
In Champions League position: 4 (5 points)
In La Liga position: 7 (32 points)