Real Madrid will be looking to extend their good streak in La Liga when they host Athletic Bilbao in Week 24. This game will be played on Saturday, February 13th at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium at 15:00.
Los Merengues have eight straight games with no defeat in the local tournament, and they won the past two. They beat Granada last weekend with a goal from Croatian Luka Modric with five minutes left to play.
They have one defeat in their last 14 games in all competitions, and it was two months ago when they fell 1-0 to Villarreal. They will try to remain unbeaten under the orders of French Zinedine Zidane, who took the place of Rafael Benitez and made his debut on January 9th.
They are in the third place in the standings with 50 points, four behind Barcelona and one of Atletico Madrid. They have had a great season at home as they have 10 wins, one draw, and one defeat, scoring 45 goals and allowing 10.
In the Best Real Madrid Odds v Ath Bilbao, the White squad is favorite to continue their good streak and win this match at home. They are listed with 1.29, while the Lions are with 16.0, and the draw is with 7.2.
Athletic Bilbao are in the sixth spot with 35 points fighting for one of the places for the European tournaments of next year. They have lost six of the 12 matches they have played outside San Mames, scoring 12 goals and accepting 20.
Ernesto Valverde’s team drew goalless last Saturday versus Villarreal at home, and they have won two of their past six in all tournaments. They have struggled to score recently, as they have only two goals in the last three matches, including one in the Copa del Rey versus Barcelona.
In the first meeting of this year, Real Madrid won by 2-1 on the road four months ago with two goals from French striker Karim Benzema. With that victory, they ended a streak of two games with no victory at San Mames. Athletic will be looking to win their first match at Santiago Bernabeu since 2005.
In the past six meetings between these teams at the White House, Real Madrid have scored 27 goals and allowed only five. Los Merengues dominate the series with 28 wins and six draws in 45 games played in the league since 1993.
Los Blancos are the best offense in the league with 66 goals, and they are listed at online sportsbook Bodog with 1.43 Odds to win this match by two or more goals and with 2.5 to do it by three or more. The Lions are rated at 15.0 to get the three points by the minimum difference, and the score draw is with 8.0.
Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo, who this week said that he will fulfill his contract with Los Merengues, is the favorite to score the first goal in this game, and he is listed with 3.5 La Liga Odds. Karim Benzema with 3.8 and Gareth Bale with 5.0 follow him.
Take Real Madrid to win this game by two or more goals, as they have been almost invincible at home this year. Their only defeat so far was versus Barcelona by 4-0 on November.