Athletic Bilbao vs. Atletico Madrid 6/14/20 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Athletic Bilbao 9-10-8, Atletico Madrid 11-12-4
6/14/20 8 am
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Athletic Bilbao is welcoming Atletico Madrid to San Mames in a derby match of round 28 in Spanish LaLiga.
Bilbao’s season has been fairly inconsistent and because of that, Athletic Bilbao is only in 10th place in the standings with 37 points, only 29 scored goals, and 23 conceded goals. Athletic Bilbao was playing Granada in the Copa del Rey before the season was paused, and they advanced to the finals where Bilbao will play against Real Sociedad.in their last LaLiga match against Real Valladolid on the road, Athletic Bilbao has had 43% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, and low 72% of the correct passes. Despite being the weaker team in this game, Athletic Bilbao was incredibly effective, and they have scored 4 goals from their 5 shots on the goal, and in the end, Athletic has won this game 1-4. Raul Garcia has scored 9 goals for Athletic Bilbao, while Inaki Williams added 6 goals. Oscar de Marcos is the only injured player for Athletic and he will not be playing in this match. Athletic Bilbao is massive 8 points away from the Europa League, and even though their defense has been solid this season, Athletic Bilbao is missing a lot of offense to more competitive.
Before the season was paused, Atletico was playing in good form and they haven’t lost any of their last 7 games. The most surprising thing that Atletico did was beating Liverpool twice and knocking them out of the Champions League. Those were two incredibly disciplined and tactically prepared games by Atletico Madrid, which is something coach Simeone is master at. Atletico Madrid has had a bad spell of the season and because of that, they are in 6th place in the standings with 45 points, just 1 point away from the Champions League. Atletico hasn’t scored a lot of goals, just 31, but their defense is the second-best in LaLiga with only 21 conceded goals. In Atletico’s last LaLiga match against Sevilla on the road, Atletico has had 44% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, and 76% of accurate passes. This was a fun match where we saw 4 goals in the first half, 2 on each side, and this match ended in a 2-2 draw. Alvaro Morata is the leading goal scorer for Atletico Madrid with 8 goals, while Correa added 5 goals and 5 assists. Renan Lodi is the only injured player for Atletico Madrid, while Felix is suspended because of the yellow cards. A lot of money has been invested in this Atletico team, especially in Joao Felix, but he is not showing almost any of the talent he was signed for, who knows, maybe this hiatus has changed something and we will start seeing some of the brilliance that Joao Felix posses.
Atletico Madrid hasn’t won any of their last 6 away games. Bilbao has had some success against Atletico at home, but so did Atletico Madrid on the road. This is a matchup between two of the teams with strong defenses and not a lot of offense. Frankly, this one could go either way, but I will give it a shot at draw.