Real Madrid VS Ath Bilbao LIVE Football Score 16 May 2021
NAME: Athletic Bilbao – Real Madrid
DATE: 16 May 2021
TIME: 16:30 UTC
VENUE: San Mames, Bilbao, Spain
Athletic Bilbao is going head to head with Real Madrid starting on 16 May 2021 at 16:30 UTC at San Mames stadium, Bilbao city, Spain. The match is a part of the LaLiga. Athletic Bilbao played against Real Madrid in 2 matches this season. Currently, Athletic Bilbao rank 9th, while Real Madrid hold 2nd position. Looking to compare the best-rated player on both teams? rating system assigns each player a specific rating based on numerous data factors.
Real Madrid are back in action with another crucial La Liga fixture this weekend as they host Athletic Bilbao at San Mames on Sunday. Real Madrid are still in the title race at the moment and cannot afford to drop points in this match. Athletic Bilbao are currently in ninth place in the La Liga standings and have been a resurgent force under Marcelino. The Basque giants were stunned by SD Huesca in their previous game and will need to bounce back this weekend. Real Madrid, on the other hand, have put up an admirable fight in the title race and are two points behind Atletico Madrid at the moment. Los Blancos thrashed Granada by a 4-1 margin earlier this week and will need a similar performance against Athletic Bilbao.
The guests are clear favourites in this game since they are obviously the better team, they are in better form, and they must win this game to stay in contention for the title before the last round of the season. Furthermore, Real Madrid has won three of the last five games against Athletic Bilbao. So, our prediction is clear – Real Madrid to win the game. This is a slightly risky bet since only two of the last five h2h meetings between these teams have gone under 2.5 total goals. However, Athletic Bilbao averages 2.36 goals per game this season, while Real Madrid is slightly better at 2.53 goals per game. Also, Bilbao has gone under 2.5 total goals in five of their last eight matches, with Real doing the same in four of the last eight La Liga games.
Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid preview: Can Real Madrid stay in the race for the title?
The last two games of the season are crucial for Real Madrid since they are trying to overtake Atletico Madrid in the first place with two points ahead of them. Meanwhile, Athletic Bilbao is stuck in the middle of the table and doesn’t have a competitive motive in this game.
The Basque team will not be happy with the season since they’ve out of contention for a spot in the Europa League with two games to play, and they’ve lost two Copa del Rey finals in the same year. However, the team has only lost once in the last eight games, although most of those matches have ended in draws, with only two wins in that time span. Athletic Bilbao also has many injured players at this moment – too many for us to list in here.
The team from Madrid is still in play for the title after a win in the last round over Granada. However, their city rivals Atletico have also won their game, so the difference is still two points. Real Madrid is in great form in La Liga since they’ve won or drawn sixteen games in a row, so they can still hope to get their hands on the trophy, as long as Atletico Madrid slips up in the last two games. Carvajal, Lucas, Mendy, Ramos, and Varane are injured and will miss the match with Athletic Bilbao.