Atletico Madrid 18-5-2, Athletic Bilbao 9-6-10
3/10/21 1 pm
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Atletico Madrid is welcoming Athletic Bilbao to Wanda Metropolitano in round 18 in the Spanish LaLiga.
Atletico hasn’t lost in their last 2 games in LaLiga, but they failed to beat Real Madrid even though they had a win in their pocket. Atletico Madrid has had 39% of ball possession in that game, 5 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, 3 big chances created, and 83% of accurate passes. After getting ahead in the 15th minute, Atletico has had a few more good chances they should have scored, but they didn’t, and they conceded a goal in the 88th minute. The final result of this match was 1-1. With 59 points and a game less played than Real and Barcelona, Atletico is still at the top of the table. Suarez has been showing Barcelona that they made a mistake by letting him go, and he is Atletico’s leading goalscorer with 17 scored goals so far this season. Llorente has added 8 goals and 6 assists. Gimenez is still questionable for this game, while there are no other injuries. Atletico is playing well on both ends, but Suarez needs support in the attacking end if they want to stay ahead of Barcelona and Real Madrid, and he will definitely need support if they want to get past Chelsea in the Champions League.
Athletic Bilbao has also been in outstanding form, and they have lost only 1 of their last 14 games. Bilbao has also advanced to the Copa del Rey finals where they will face Barcelona next month. Bilbao is slowly climbing the standings thanks to their nice run, and they are now in 8th place with 33 points, 36 scored goals, and only 29 conceded goals, but Bilbao is still a massive 9 points away from the Europa League. Athletic Bilbao was hosting Granada in their last LaLiga game, and they have had 48% of ball possession in that game, 5 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 73% of the correct passes. It wasn’t the best game for Athletic Bilbao, but they have had a 1-0 lead at halftime. In the 78th minute, Bilbao has conceded a goal, but they were able to score a winning goal in the 91st minute. The final result was 2-1 in favor of Bilbao. Berenguer is the leading goalscorer for Bilbao with only 7 goals, while Williams added 5 goals and 5 assists. Berchiche is injured, while Martinez is suspended because of the red card. Bilbao is doing a solid job this season, but their only way to get to the Europa League is by winning Copa del Rey, which they might because they have always played well against Barcelona.
When playing at home, Atletico Madrid has not lost to Bilbao in their last 10 games, and the trends are on their side. I think Bilbao could score a goal here because they can be a dangerous team, but I see Atletico getting back on track with a nice win here.