Lately, Atletico are playing very well and the only thing that is bad is their home away from home with Girona, who lost just five points to the Catalans after a surprising mistake at Barcelona. They are currently seven points behind, but also ten points clear of the third Valencia, so that they are not far from the runner-up title, as they are hard to catch up with Barcelona. Atletico have problems in the Champions League in the current season, where they have waned, so they now play in the Europa League. In addition, they were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the royal cup competition.
In Primera, they were only defeated once and now they have a series of three wins, all without conceded goals. Even eight times they recorded 1-0 victories in the current season, which is nothing new for them in recent years. In the Europa League, they conceded the first goal away from Copenhagen and even scored four goals for a secure victory. Savic and D. Costa are struggling with injury-related problems and there are certain to be changes compared to the European League duel.
Unlike Atletico, today’s guests face the most problems in the championship, which is best seen in the table. They are in the lower half of the table and are a long way from international table positions. Thus, they will have to shine in the season finale to play again in the European League, where they play much better in the current season than in domestic competitions. In the group stage, they have progressed, although they had problems at the start with problems. They also did a great job in the first match of the preliminary round as they recorded a 3-1 victory against Russian champions Spartak in Moscow. Thus, the second leg in Bilbao will probably only be formality.
Hardly anyone could imagine that Athletic could claim a victory in Moscow after a series of bad duels in the championship, but the first shooter, Aduriz, shone with two goals in the first half. It has accumulated a very strong line-up, so that they continue to have great ambitions in the European League, as they are already five rounds in the championship without a win. Of great disadvantage is the fact that in this duel Aduriz and Raul Garcia can not come up due to yellow cards.
Our Prediction Atletico Madrid – Athletic Bilbao : Madrid to win @ 1.79