Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid clash in their 17th league match of the 2022-23 La Liga season.
The match is scheduled to start at 8:00 p.m. GMT on Sunday, 22 January 2023. The match venue is San Mames Barria, Spain.
Latest odds on betting sites
Athletic Bilbao to win odds are priced at 3.20 (+220 American; 11/5 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.50 (+250; 5/2), while Real Madrid to win odds are priced at 2.60 (+160; 8/5).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Athletic Bilbao — 31%, draw — 28%, Real Madrid — 41%.
Latest betting odds on Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid (22 January 2023):
- Over 2.5 goals — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.00 (+100; evens)
- Asian handicap (0.0) on Athletic Bilbao — 1.95 (-105; 20/21)
- Asian handicap (0.0) on Real Madrid — 1.95 (-105; 20/21)]
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)
- Both teams to score (No) — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)
Match preview and statistics
Athletic Club suffered a 1-3 defeat to Real Sociedad in their last league game. Alexander Sorloth opened the scoreline in the 25th minute with a left-footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom-left corner. Takefusa Kubo doubled their lead in the 37th minute with a left-footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.
Oihan Sancet pulled one back with a left-footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. They were awarded a penalty in the 60th minute. Mikel Oyarzabal converted the penalty with a left-footed shot to the bottom-left corner.
Team statistics: 42% possession, 0.31 expected goals, six total shots, zero big chances, 274 accurate passes, 78% pass accuracy, 15 fouls committed, four offsides, and two corners.
Athletic Club are eighth in the La Liga table with 26 points. They have scored 25 goals while conceding 17 goals with a difference of +8. They have won 7 games and drawn five while suffering five defeats.
Athletic Club team news: Inigo Martinez is out with physical discomfort.
Real Madrid suffered a 1-2 defeat to Villarreal in their last league game. Yeremi Pino opened the scoreline in the 47th minute with a nice finish into the net. Real Madrid were awarded a penalty in the 60th minute. Karim Benzema converted the penalty with a nice finish into the bottom-right corner. Villarreal were also awarded a penalty in the 62nd minute. Gerard Moreno converted the penalty as they secured all three points.
Real Madrid had 51% ball possession and completed 419 passes. They created four big chances. Real Madrid had 13 shots with three being on target. They had an expected goal of 2.26 compared to Villarreal’s expected goal of 3.05.
Real Madrid are second in the La Liga table with 38 points. They have scored 36 goals while conceding 16 goals with a goal difference of +20.
Real Madrid team news: David Alaba is out with a leg injury. Lucas Vazquez is out with a sprained ankle. Aurelien Tchouameni is out with a leg injury.
Athletic Club vs Real Madrid H2H
Real Madrid have won two of the last three games between both sides.
Projected lineups and key players
Athletic Bilbao projected starting lineup:
- Unai Simon
- Oscar de Marcos
- Yeray Alvarez
- Inigo Martinez
- Inigo Lekue
- Ander Herrera
- Mikel Vesga
- Oihan Sancet
- Nico Williams
- Iker Muniain
- Inaki Williams
Nico Williams is the key player to watch out for. He has six goals contributions in 16 league games, with three goals and an assist. He has scored three goals, overperforming his expected goals of 2.31. He has created 21 chances in the league.
Real Madrid projected starting lineup:
- Andriy Lunin
- Daniel Carvajal
- Eder Militao
- Antonio Rudiger
- David Alaba
- Luka Modric
- Aurelien Tchouameni
- Toni Kroos
- Federico Valverde
- Vinicius Junior
- Karim Benzema
Vinicius Junior is the key player to watch out for. The Brazilian international has scored six goals in the league, underperforming his expected goals of 6.64. Vinicius provided three assists while creating 29 chances.
Predictions and betting tips
Atletico Club have won two of their last five games in all competitions. Real Madrid have won two of their last five games in all competitions. Athletic Bilbao have scored a goal in three of their last five games in all competitions. Real Madrid have scored a goal in five of their last five games in all competitions. Athletic Club have scored the sixth-most goals in the league (38). They have a good record against Athletic Club in recent times winning two of their last two meetings. I predict both teams will score.
Real Madrid have won three of their last four games against each other. Athletic Club got a 1-0 win over Real Madrid in the last meeting between both sides. I predict Athletic Club to win at half-time and Real Madrid to win at full-time.
Betting prediction: Both teams to score
Odds: 2.00 (+100 American; 1/1 Fractional)
Betting prediction: HT/FT- 1/2
Odds: 30.00 (+2900 American; 29/1 )
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