Athletic Club Bilbao - Real Madrid CF betting tip & odds comparison 03.02.2022
Gameweek 0 in the Copa del Rey will see the clash between Athletic Club and Real Madrid at San Mamés. Kick-off time is at 9:30 PM on Feb 3, 2022. In our preview of Athletic Club vs. Real Madrid we will provide you with all the important facts and stats for this Copa del Rey fixture. Let’s start by having a look at the current form of the two teams involved.
Athletic Club were victorious in 3 of their previous 5 league matches (3 wins, 0 draws, 2 defeats. In the current Copa del Rey season 2021/2022, Athletic Club were able to win 1 of their 1 game at home, with a total of 0 draws, and 0 defeats (Goal difference 3:2).
Real Madrid have won 3 of their last 5 Copa del Rey encounters (3 wins, 0 draws, 2 defeats. The away record in this year’s Copa del Rey season for Real Madrid reveals the following stats: 2 wins, 0 draws and 0 defeats - Goal difference 5:2.
Out of the last five Copa del Rey encounters between the two teams, Athletic Club won 1. In 0 matches the points between the two sides were shared, and 4 times Real Madrid got the win. If we look at the home record of Athletic Club against Real Madrid, the stats are as follows: 0 wins Athletic Club, 1 draw and 4 wins Real Madrid.
Athletic Bilbao welcome Real Madrid to their San Mames stadium for their Copa del Rey quarter-final on Thursday.
Bilbao will be seeking their pound of flesh here after losing to the visitors 2-0 in the Super Cup just before the international break.
This preview will focus on 1xBet and Mr Xbet markets and prices for our betting predictions for today.
Despite losing that Super Cup final in Saudi Arabia, Athletic Bilbao picked up their pieces and moved on swiftly, edging out Barcelona in extra time in a thrilling round of 16 tie in this competition just 3 days later. They were tied at 2-2 following a dramatic equalizer from Barca’s midfielder Pedri deep into injury time. Bilbao’s sustained pressure on the Barca goal in that extra period was rewarded with a penalty that Muniain duly converted to complete his double and earn his team a well-deserved 3-2 victory.
That win earned them this quarterfinal date with Real Madrid, who have had their number on speed dial in meetings, having won their last 4 straight duels including the Super Cup final on 16th January.
Bilbao will nevertheless come into this game with confidence. They have done extremely well in this competition, reaching both of the last two finals, but unfortunately losing both. They will be hoping that the third’s a charm for them this time.
Real Madrid won their first silverware of the season with that 2-0 win in the Super Cup over Bilbao. They have also dominated the La Liga title race right off the gates but have stumbled a bit in the last few weeks, including the comeback 2-2 draw against Elche in their last outing at the Bernabeu which opened up a window of opportunity for the chasing pack. Sevilla duly obliged and a few solid results for them has seen them narrow the lead at the top to just 4 points.
That game also saw their top scorer Karim Benzema pick up an injury and he faces a race against time to make it not just for this game but for the packed upcoming schedule with Champions League knockout rounds coming up.
Los Bloncos have owned this matchup lately but they can ill-afford to drop their guard against this Bilbao outfit that will come at them like a wounded buffalo.
- COACH: Marcelino García Toral
- MISSING PLAYERS: Muniain (COVID-19), Sancet (Knee), Vencedor (Hamstring), Villalibre (Hamstring)
- Vinicius Jr.
- COACH: Carlo Ancelotti
- MISSING PLAYERS: Benzema (Hamstring), Vallejo (Muscle), Asensio (Muscle), Diaz (Hamstring), Arribas (COVID-19)
ATHLETIC BILBAO VS REAL MADRID PREDICTIONS
With the status of some of Real’s big guns still unclear ahead of this tie, we can expect a much closer game here than their recent meetings. Bilbao will give as good as they get. They have had a rough season no doubt but they seem to have had a spring in their step just before the international break with back to back wins. Real still have enough weapons in their arsenal to cause them problems though. We are therefore likely to have a back-and-forth game here and we are backing both teams to find the back of the net @ 1.68 which you can bet on with your MrXbet First Deposit Bonus.
With both teams expected to go for each other’s throttle, we can expect plenty of goalmouth action on either end and this could translate to lots of corners in the game. 4 of their last 5 H2H games have had at least 9 total corners. A repeat of the same here pays @ 1.44 with 1xBet Bonus and we are rolling with this for our final call in this clash.