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

Hosts Want to Finish Ahead Atletico Madrid

All eyes will be on Estadio Santiago Bernabeu when Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao go head-to-head on the last day of the season. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and bonuses in La Liga.

Real Madrid: Scoring Goals for Fun

After already watching Barcelona crowned La Liga champions, Real Madrid is out of the Champions League after a 5-1 aggregate defeat to Manchester City in the semifinals. In what has not been a Madrid-like season by their standards, going into Manchester and being toothless in attack only highlights how disappointing the season has been despite the club winning the Copa Del Rey and Club World Cup.

Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction, Match Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks
Real Madrid's Brazilian forward Rodrygo (C) celebrates with teammates | Javier soriano / afp

The Spanish league campaign is not over, but Real Madrid’s planning for next season is set to kick into gear this week, with key meetings expected to decide several important issues facing the club. By the end of the season, Carlo Ancelotti hopes talks will lead to official confirmation that he will be staying on as manager for the 2023-24 season. Los Blancos should finish this season with a win, so we will continue to include them in our La Liga picks and parlays.

Even a week ago, the expectation was that super striker Karim Benzema would continue at Real Madrid for another season before the club looked for his long-term successor. However, that has been thrown into doubt recently, as it looks like the 35-year-old could make a Santiago Bernabeu exit at the end of this very campaign.

The rumors have come out of the blue. But it looks like Benzema has an offer on the table to make a move to the Saudi Pro League. Former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo joined Al-Nassr not too long ago, raising the competition’s profile immediately.

Athletic Bilbao: Fighting for Conference League Spot

Athletic Bilbao is a team that regularly misses Europe. The last time they secured a place in the European competitions was back in 2016-17 when they finished 7th. This season, they are very close to securing Europe, sitting 8th in the standings with 50 points. Still, there are five teams with 49 or 50 points, and Athletic Bilbao is in the worst form among those teams and will also play against one of Europe’s world-class opponents.

Before the Real Madrid game, defender Dani Vivian spoke to the media. He said they know they are in a challenging situation but are convinced they can succeed. A starting right attacking-winger, Nico Williams, missed the previous game with a fever, and he could miss the next game too. A few players are injured and should miss the game, including Inigo Martinez, Yeray Alvarez, Ander Herrera, Dani Garcia, and Jon Morcillo.

The Basques suffered a shocking loss to rock-bottom Elche at the weekend, and as a result, they are sitting below the Conference League berth ahead of the decider, so if you’re betting online, you should fade them here.

Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Head-to-Head

Real Madrid enters this clash on the back of two wins in a row, scoring at least two goals. They only lost one home game all season, winning 13 in 18 fixtures and scoring 43 goals.

On the other side, the visitors are not considered good travelers, winning just six in 18 away La Liga fixtures.

Real Madrid won the reverse fixture 2-0 on the road, and their last defeat at this venue came in 2005. The visitors won just one of their previous seven league fixtures, losing five and failing to find the back of the net on four occasions.

Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Game Information

  • Game: Real Madrid (24-5-8) vs Athletic Bilbao (14-8-15)
  • Location: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
  • Day/Time: Sunday, June 4, 12:30 p.m. ET
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Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Betting Lines

Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Picks and Prediction

Real Madrid enters this clash as the favorite, priced at -105 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest La Liga odds, while the goal line is set at three.

Athletic Bilbao is in very poor form. On top of that, they will be forced to attack from the first minute because they must win to earn a European spot. Real Madrid is deadly on the break, and they can bring many balls inside the opposition’s box. We expect them to score at least twice and comfortably win this clash. Still, it’s risky to expect them to cover the spread. Instead, we will combine the moneyline with the goals market.

Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Match Detail

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