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Bilbao vs Real Madrid: Team News, Predictions & Probable XI

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 14/09/2018

Athletic Bilbao will take on Real Madrid in their next La Liga game at the San Mames on Saturday, here are the facts you need to know about the clash with between the two sides in the Spanish top flight.

TEAM NEWS:

ATHLETIC BILBAO:

The likes of Adrian Adruiz, Iago Herrerin, and Lekue will be doubtful for the home team due to injury.

REAL MADRID:

Real Madrid has no fresh injury concern, all the players are back from the FIFA international break and none of the players sustained injury.

Jesus Vallejo is the only player injured and he would miss the clash at San Mames.

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HEAD TO HEAD:

Both teams have played on 52 occasions with Real Madrid having a better head to head advantage, Los Blancos has won 33 clashes of the 52 meetings and has drawn eight while Bilbao only has just 11 wins in the 52 meetings.

both La Liga matches between the two teams finished in a draw last season. Indeed, the pair played out a goalless draw at San Mames in December before a 1-1 draw occurred at the Bernabeu in April.

Real Madrid's last away success to Bilbao was a 2-1 victory in March 2017, and Bilbao has not actually beaten Real Madrid in La Liga since March 2015.

RECENT FORM:

ATHLETIC BILBAO:

The San Mames team has only played two La Liga games and they have one win and one draw from the two games played so far.

REAL MADRID:

Los Merengues has approached the season well and in their first three La Liga games, they have recorded victories in all.

They have really adjusted to life after Cristiano Ronaldo at the Santiago Bernabeu positively.

PREDICTION:

Athletic Bilbao 1-3 Real Madrid.

PROBABLE LINE-UPS

ATHLETIC BILBAO:

Simon; De Marcos, Yeray, Inigo Martinez, Yuri; Raul Garcia, Dani Garcia; Cordoba, Muniain, Susaeta; Williams.

REAL MADRID:

ourtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Asensio, Benzema, Bale

The match will be played on Saturday at 7:45 PM.
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