Athletic Club Bilbao - Atlético de Madrid betting tip & odds comparison 13.01.2022
In gameweek 0 of Supercopa, Athletic Club will host Atlético Madrid at King Abdullah Sports City. Kick-off is scheduled for 8:00 PM on Jan 13, 2022 With our match prediction and odds comparison for Athletic Club vs. Atlético Madrid you are guaranteed to get all the important facts and details for this fixture. First and foremost, we will take a close look at the teams' recent performances.
In their last five Supercopa encounters, Athletic Club managed to get 1 win against Atlético Madrid, while Atlético scored 2 wins. On 2 occasions, there was no winner. If we focus exclusively on the home games that Athletic Club played against Atlético Madrid in the Supercopa, we get the following record: 2 wins for Athletic Club, 2 draws and 1 win for Atlético Madrid.
Spanish Super Cup holders Athletico Bilbao will be looking to reach their second successive final when they do battle with La Liga champions Atletico Madrid in their semi-final clash on Thursday night. The winners at the King Fahd International Stadium in Saudi Arabia will face either Barcelona or Real Madrid in the final, which is due to take place on Sunday.
Athletic Bilbao followed up their Copa del Rey win over third-tier outfit Atletico Mancha Real by claiming just a point in La Liga, as they played out a goalless draw with Alaves on Sunday. A frustrating result for head coach Marcelino means his side are now sitting four points behind the European places having played a game more than their rivals above them.
The four-team format has greatly benefitted current holders and LL European hopefuls Athletic as they seek to win a second consecutive Supercopa despite only qualifying as CDR runners-up in the prior season.
Given the marked improvement in Athletic’s fortunes then, Marcelino will hope his men can channel the spirit of the side that raced into a 2-0 half-time lead against Real Madrid in last season’s semi-final before holding out to win 2-1.
Similarly to Athletic Club, Atletico Madrid also cruised to a 5-0 victory over second-tier side Rayo Majadahonda in the Copa del Rey last week, but were forced to settle for just a point in La Liga when they played out a 2-2 away at Villarreal on Sunday.
While Atlético are well off the pace in terms of the title race, manager Diego Simeone will be hoping he can etch the capital club’s name into Supercopa de España history here as the third side to win the tournament since the introduction of the four-team format.
Encouragingly, Simeone’s imperious 87% unbeaten rate in H2H clashes with Athletic inspires hope of reaching a second Supercopa final at the third attempt (W16, D4, L3).
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- COACH: Marcelino Garcia
- MISSING PLAYERS: Capa (Muscle injury), Villalibre (Hamstring injury), Berchiche (Groin injury), Nunez (Muscle injury), Vencedor (Hamstring injury)
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- COACH: Diego Simeone
- MISSING PLAYERS: Griezmann (Thigh injury), Savic (Thigh injury)
Our Athletic Club vs. Atletico Madrid betting tip
If Athletic Bilbao’s form this season is anything to go by, expect the first leg of this semi-final tie to be more like a chess match than throw up some free-flowing football. And we are expecting a cagey first Half game resulting into a halftime draw.
Secondly, this kind of matches are always likely to feature fewer goals as both sides will be keeping things tight at their backlines. As a result, we anticipate Under 2.5 Goals @ 1.54 with Cyberbet. Check out our Over/Under bet example if you’re not quite sure about this betting strategy yet.