Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Club

Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Club Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips | LaLiga

Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Club Preview

Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Club will take place at the Wanda Metropolitano in La Liga as the 4th and 5th placed sides prepare for their showdown match on April 27.

The hosts will enter this contest on the back of a decent run of form. They have won four and lost four of their last eight games across competitions and were in desperate need of consistency to finish their campaign well. Having defeated Girona 3-1 in the league, they bowed out of the Champions League after a 5-4 aggregate defeat to Borussia Dortmund. They then lost their last game 2-0 to Alaves as the struggles continued. Atleti will look to overturn their form in the next game.

The visitors, on the other hand, entered this contest on the back of a much better run of form. They lost just one game in their eight games leading up to this contest, winning four and drawing three of the remaining games. They won the Copa del Rey 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw against Mallorca in 120 minutes. However, they have managed just two 1-1 draws in their last two league outings and will hope to register a win.

On that note, let’s take a look at the team news emerging from both camps.

Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Club Team News

Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Club
Depay in action for Atleti. (Getty Images)

Manager Diego Simeone will be without a few key players ahead of the next match. Long-term absentees Thomas Lemar (Achilles), Memphis Depay (muscle), and Vitolo (knee) will remain sidelined for the foreseeable future and could make their return directly next season.

Meanwhile, Cesar Azpilicueta, Koke, Antoine Griezmann, and Stefan Savic are among seven players on four yellow cards for the season. If any of them get booked once more, they will face a one-match suspension.

Athletic Club

Manager Ernesto Valverde will have all his players fit and available for the next game. However, left-back Yuri Berchiche is a slight doubt after coming off with an injury in their last game.

Meanwhile, Berchiche, Inigo Lekue, Inaki Williams, Nico Williams, Alex Berenguer, and Dani Garcia have all been booked four times. Should any of them pick up another booking, they will face a one-match suspension.

Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Club Predicted Lineups

Atletico Madrid

Simeone will field the same XI he did in their defeat to Alaves in the last game.

Predicted XI: Jan Oblak (GK); Stefan Savic, Jose Maria Gimenez, Cesar Azpilicueta; Nahuel Molina, Rodrigo de Paul, Koke (C), Pablo Barrios, Samuel Lino; Antoine Griezmann, Angel Correa.

Athletic Club

Valverde, too, will use the same lineup he did in their last outing.

Predicted XI: Unai Simon (GK); Oscar de Marcos (C), Daniel Vivian, Aitor Paredes, Yuri Berchiche; Inigo Ruiz de Galarreta, Benat Prados; Inaki Williams, Oihan Sancet, Nico Williams; Gorka Guruzeta.

Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Club Head-to-Head Record

These two sides face off at least twice every season and have produced some entertaining matches when they face off. The last three meetings have all been won by Athletic Club, with Atletico Madrid winning the two games before that one.

Last 5 Games

  • Athletic Club 3-0 Atletico Madrid.
  • Atletico Madrid 0-1 Athletic Club.
  • Athletic Club 2-0 Atletico Madrid.
  • Atletico Madrid 1-0 Athletic Club.
  • Athletic Club 0-1 Atletico Madrid.
Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Club
Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Club ended in a 3-0 win for the latter last time. (Getty Images)

Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Club Prediction

As you can see, whenever one of the teams wins a match, they prevent the opponent from scoring in that game. The same has happened in each of the last six matches between these two sides. The same trend could carry on in the next game, with Atletico and Athletic both desperate for wins. However, this could very well result in them cancelling each other out for a goalless draw, which these two teams are more than capable of doing.

Prediction: Atletico Madrid 0-0 Athletic Club.

Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Club Betting Tips & Odds

None of the last six meetings between these two teams has seen both teams score, with just 10 goals being scored between the two sides in six games. Individually, both teams have scored in four of Atleti’s last five matches, and in three of Athletic Club’s last five matches.

Betting Tips

  • Both Teams to Score – No: 2.01
  • Match Total – Under 2.5 Goals: 1.89
  • Double Chance – Athletic Club or Draw: 1.86

Match Odds

  • Atletico Madrid Win: 2.01
  • Draw: 3.55
  • Athletic Club Win: 3.90

Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Club Timings & Telecast

  • Date & Time: Saturday, April 27th at 8:00 PM (GMT).
  • India: Sports18, JioCinema app & website.
  • UK: Viaplay, ITV.
  • US: ESPN+.
  • Spain: Movistar Plus+.

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