LaLiga: Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid game preview, stat and predictions

Athletic Bilbao

14 June 2020 live

13:00 UTC

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Atletico Madrid

 

Athletic Club vs Atletico Madrid – La Liga Match Preview, Kick-Off Time & Match Prediction

Match Day 28 continues with Athletic Club taking on Atlético Madrid on Sunday the 14th of June, 2020 at San Mamés Barria.

Athletic Club will be playing their 28th league match of the season. In their last game before the break they triumphed in Valladolid beating local Real 1-4, their second win in a row, after four consecutive defeats. The three points earned in Valladolid kept them 10th on the table. Including a Copa del Rey game in Granada, their form before the break read; WLWLL. Athletic Club have 9W, 10D and 8L in 27 league appearances. They have scored just 29 goals, something over one per game, which is the worst tally among the top 14 teams on the table. On the other hand, they had been doing a very good job defensively until the break, conceding only 23 goals. Only Real Madrid (19) and Atlético Madrid (21) had allowed their opponents less goals than them. Coach Gaizka Garitano went for a 4-2-3-1 in that 1-4 triumph in Valladolid. Be reminded that emblematic Athletic Club striker Aritz Aduriz retired officially from football something over two weeks ago.

Atlético Madrid’s last match was that unforgettable 2-3 triumph at Anfield over Liverpool in the Champions League. A few days earlier they had drawn 2-2 at home with Sevilla, in their last La Liga match before the break. They are 6th on the table, on 45 points from 27 matches. Their form before the break read; WDDWW. They have 11W, 12D and 4L, being obviously a super tough nut to break (only Real Madrid have lost less games than them). They have scored just 31 goals (which explains some of their 12 draws), and conceded no less than 21 (again, only Real Madrid have done better than the Rojiblancos on that front). Coach Diego Siemone opted for a 4-4-2 in their last La Liga game against Sevilla. Youngster João Félix is unavailable due to cards.

The reverse fixture which took place in October 2019, ended in a 2-0 Atlético Madrid victory. Last season, Athletic Club made their home advantage really count, beating the Rojiblancos 2-0 in Bilbao. Before that, the Madrid side had four wins in a row over the Basques, both at home and away.

These two teams have two of the best three defensive records in the league, which makes it hard to imagine the game having many goals (if any).

A 0-0 draw is predicted at full-time.

Date: Sunday, 14th of June, 2020.

Venue: San Mamés Barria

Kick-off time: 14:00 (GMT+2).

 

What time is kick off?
The match begins at 13:00.

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