Atletico Madrid hosts Athletic Bilbao
Atletico Madrid hosts Athletic Bilbao at the Wanda Metropolitano in a match from the 10th round of the Spanish La Liga. After three consecutive draws in the league, Los Colchoneros will look to stop this run and return to their winning ways.
That’s right – Atletico are in a not that pleasant run of three consecutive draws in La Liga. In their last three games Cholo Simeone’s boys won only a point against Real Madrid, Real Valladolid and Valencia. In a certain moment of the season Atletico were leaders in the standings, but now they are 5th in the standings being just three points behind the leader Barcelona.
During the week Atletico Madrid enjoyed a win, but in the Champions League group stage. Los Colchoneros hosted Bayer Leverkusen at the Wanda Metropolitano and won the calsh with a late goal by Alvaro Morata just 12 minutes before the final whistle. Morata executed an assist from Renan Lodi and put the ball in the net.
Joao Felix is the big absentee in Atletico Madrid’s squad. The Portuguese young genius is still injured and he can’t be used at the moment.
Athletic Bilbao are 8th in La Liga’s standings with 13 points won so far. The Basques’ record looks like this: three wins, four draws and two losses. Athletic’ current form is not really that good – they have won just two points in their last four games.
In the previous round the Basques hosted Real Valladolid at the San Mames Barria, but only made a 1-1 draw. Inaki Williams scored the first goal in the game, but Valladolid equalised after an own goal from Inigo Martinez.
Despite of their poor form at the moment, on theory Atletico Madrid remain favourites against Athletic Bilbao at the Wanda. But we would advice you to be really careful with this game, because there’s a good chance to see Bilbao getting something from this visit to the capital.