Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid: Don’t Trip Again
The Spanish football giants meet again for another clash for the domestic championship. Athletic Bilbao, who recently clinched the La Liga title, will host the defending champions, Real Madrid, in a battle of the titans.
It is no secret that the last time these two titans of Spanish football met, Real Madrid tripped and fell to a humiliating 3-1 defeat. With the Real Madrid squad’s impressive form in the last year, can they stand tall and deliver the much needed win on away territory?
Here are some things to consider ahead of their clash:
Real Madrid’s Form
Real Madrid has taken giant strides in the last year and the team has gained confidence in their attacking performance. This season, Madrid has scored an impressive 63 goals, second only to league-leading Barcelona. Crucially, Karim Benzema has been in sniffing form, netting an impressive 18 goals this season. His ability to connect with fellow forwards Lucas Vázquez and Eden Hazard could be a key factor in securing a win for the Los Blancos.
Athletic Bilbao’s Home Streak
Bilbao has had a strong run of form this season, scoring 11 consecutive wins at home. With their home turf’s advantage, Bilbao team captain, Yeray Álvarez, could use this to his team’s advantage to deliver a thumping win.
What to Expect on Game Day
This Spanish showdown promises to be an action-packed encounter. Los Blancos will need to be at their best to take down the La Liga champions and maintain their title chase. Bilbao, on the other hand, will be looking to showcase their title-winning form and take home the win once again.
- Real Madrid: Karim Benzema, Eden Hazard, Luka Modrić
- Athletic Bilbao: Iñaki Williams, Iker Muniain, Unai Núñez
Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao will lock horns on the 23rd of January in the ultimate battle of the Spanish titans. Los Blancos need to make sure that they don’t trip this time around and deliver a much needed win. Will it be Real Madrid’s night or will Bilbao continue their home winning streak? We will all have to wait and see.