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Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips 26/04/2021

Teams Status

Athletic Bilbao are currently in tenth place with just 38 points from 31 matches in La Liga. They have won nine matches, drew 11 and lost 11 matches in the league so far. They have been a low-scoring side in the league with 39 goals and have conceded just 33 goals. They have a decent home record as they are in eighth place with 25 points from 15 home matches. They have seven wins, four draws and four losses at the San Mames. They have got goal contributions from various sources with Alex Berenguer leading the list with seven goals. Iker Muniain and Inaki Williams have also scored five goals each. Inaki Williams is leading the assist list for the team with five assists to his name. Their injury list is not that deep as just three players are on that list with Peru Nolaskoain, Ander Capa and Oier Zarraga.

Atletico Madrid on the other hand are coming off a 2-0 win over a bottom-side Huesca in midweek. That took them three points clear of Real Madrid at the top of the table. They have played 32 matches in La Liga and have won 22 matches, drew seven and lost just three matches, accumulating 73 points in the process. They have the fourth best away record in the league with nine wins, four draws and two losses in the 15 matches on the road. They have scored the second highest number of goals with 59 goals and have conceded just 20 goals. The veteran Luis Suarez is leading the goal-scoring chart with 19 goals and Marcos Llorente has also chipped in with 11 goals. Marcos Llorente is the team’s best creator with ten assists. Similar to Bilbao, Atletico also have just two players on the injury list with Thomas Lamar and Joao Felix.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

According to the Dafabet sportsbook, Atletico Madrid are the favorites to win the match and are placed at 1.95, Athletic Bilbao are placed at 4.50 and the draw is at 3.40 odds. Atletico Madrid are placed at 1.86 according to the 10Cric sportsbook, Athletic Bilbao are placed at 4.35 and the draw is at 3.20 odds. According to the Betway sportsbook, Atletico Madrid are placed at 1.87, Athletic Bilbao are placed at 4.33 and the draw is at 3.40 odds.


Tipster’s Angel

A low scoring thriller is on the cards when these two teams go head to head as they have produced a similar kind of matches in recent times. By considering the recent record, Atletico Madrid have an edge in this matchup.

Tip: Total Goals Under 2.5 @ 1.55

In the last six head to head matches, under 2.5 goals were scored in four of those matches. Even, under 2.5 goals were scored in three of the last five head to head matches played at the San Mames. In the last seven matches that Athletic Bilbao has played in all competitions, under 2.5 goals were scored in six of those matches. While Atletico Madrid also have the same record as they have seen under 2.5 goals in six of their last seven matches. Also, under 2.5 goals were scored in three of the last five home matches that Bilbao has played. All the last five matches that Atletico Madrid played on the road had under 2.5 goals. So, it is very likely that under 2.5 goals will be scored at 1.55 odds available at the Betway sportsbook.

Tip: Both Teams To Score – No @ 1.65

In the last six head to head matches, both teams failed to find the back of the net in three of those matches. Even three of the last six head to head matches hosted in Bilbao had both teams failing to score. In the last seven matches that Atheltic Bilbao has played across competitions, both teams failed to score in five of those matches. While just two of the matches in the last five home matches for Bilbao had both teams scoring. Just three of the last ten matches that Atletico has played across competitions had both the teams scoring. In the last five away matches for Atletico, both teams failed to score in four of those matches. So, it is very likely that this match will not see both teams scoring at 1.65 odds available at the Betway sportsbook.

Conclusion

It’s a very important match in the context of the title race despite the fact that Bilbao is out of the race as Real Madrid and Barcelona will be hoping that Atletico Madrid drop points here. But Atletico will be hoping to keep their winning momentum going.

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