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Athletic Club vs Real Madrid Prediction, Match Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Both Sides Determined to Rebound

Athletic Club and Real Madrid both lost their last games in La Liga. As a consequence, Los Rojiblancos are now out of the top six in the table, while Los Blancos are three points behind Barcelona at the top. A must-win situation Sunday, making this the Game of the Week in Spain. Real Madrid dominate the soccer lines but don’t forget Athletic Club have been considerably better at home.

Let’s check the latest La Liga news, stats, injury reports, and La Liga lines for Athletic Club vs Real Madrid. We’ve got plenty of La Liga picks for you to consider.

Real Madrid's Spanish midfielder Marco Asensio kicks the ball during the Spain's Copa del Rey
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Athletic Club: Tough Defense

Athletic Club are 5-2-2 at home in La Liga, 3-1-1 in their last five. They finished with a clean sheet in four of those five matches, seven in total.

They lost, 3-1, to Real Sociedad. That was on the road. Besides losing the game, they lost Yeray Alvarez (red card). He’ll miss the next two games.

Los Rojiblancos regained some confidence, defeating Espanyol, 1-0, at home. The game was for the Round of 16 of the Copa del Rey, and they controlled it throughout, 64 percent possession and 24 shots in total. That was 20 more than the visitors.

The attacking unit finds Inaki Williams having a great season to date. Basically, a speedster, which isn’t going to help Real Madrid’s defense. His five goals lead the squad.

So, a well-balanced team playing at home, offering a +190 price in the sportsbook to win the game outright. That’s not bad at all.

Real Madrid: They’re Suffering

Real Madrid are a winning team, but lately, Los Blancos have suffered more than usual. They lost, 2-1, to Villarreal in their last La Liga match. They also lost, 3-1, in the Spanish Super Cup Grand Finale against Barcelona.

Recently, they managed to regain some confidence, defeating Villarreal in the Copa del Rey, overcoming a two-goal deficit in the process. They ended with a 3-2 win, as Dani Ceballos was Man of the Match. Ceballos came off the bench, then finished with a goal and an assist.

If Athletic Club have Williams, Real Madrid have Karim Benzema, who’s the team’s top scorer with eight goals. Benzema, Vinicius Junior, and Rodrygo have become one of Europe’s best attacking trios.

In La Liga, Los Blancos are 7-0-2 on the road. That’s why they control the odds board at +140. However, there’s more. There’s always more with Real Madrid. Luka Modric will finally return. He had some time off after the 2022 World Cup.

Athletic Club vs Real Madrid Head-to-Head

  • Previous Matches: 205
  • Athletic Club Victories: 63 (269 goals)
  • Real Madrid Victories: 106 (390 goals)
  • Draws: 36

So, last season, Real Madrid managed to fulfill their role as betting online favorites twice against Athletic Club, but it wasn’t easy. First, Los Blancos won, 1-0, at home with Karim Benzema as the scorer. Later, they won, 2-1, at San Mames on a brace by…Benzema.

They met a third time in the Copa del Rey, where Los Leones gained revenge with a 1-0 victory. Alex Berenguer scored in the 89th minute. Benzema missed the match due to injury.

Athletic Club vs Real Madrid Match Information

  • Match: Athletic Club vs Real Madrid
  • Date, Time: Sunday, Jan. 22nd, 3:00 p.m. ET
  • Location: San Mames, Bilbao
  • Athletic Club vs Real Madrid Live Stream: fubo.tv

Athletic Club vs Real Madrid Betting Lines

Athletic Club vs Real Madrid Picks & Prediction

Real Madrid is the better team, but something’s wrong with Los Blancos’ chemistry. The break during the World Cup didn’t suit them well. We don’t think Athletic Club will pull off the stunner, however, you should include the draw in your soccer picks. Los Rojiblancos always hang in there against the powerhouses. This final note…four of the last 10 meetings between these sides finished drawn.

The Athletic Club is listed at +190 in our Vegas La Liga lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Athletic Club, you have a chance to win $190. Real Madrid is +140, offering a chance to win $140 on a $100 wager. The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Athletic Club a 34.48% chance to win, with Athletic Club at 41.67%.

Athletic Club vs Real Madrid Match Detail

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