Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid Betting Tips 16/05/2021

May 16, 2021
Akshay Nayak
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Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid Betting Tips 16/05/2021

Teams Status

Athletic Bilbao are currently in ninth place with just 46 points from 36 matches in La Liga. They have won 11 matches, drew 13 and lost 12 matches in the league so far. They have a decent home record as they are in ninth place with 30 points from 18 home matches. They have eight wins, six draws and four losses on home turf. They have scored 46 goals and have conceded 39 goals this season. They have got goal contributions from various sources with Alex Berenguer leading the list with eight goals, Inaki Williams has chipped in with six goals. Inaki Williams is leading the assist list for the team with six assists to his name. They have a long list of injuries as Ander Capa, Iker Muniain, Yuri Berchiche, Yeray Alvarez are out for the clash against Real Madrid.

Real Madrid are currently in the second position with 78 points from 36 matches. They have 23 wins, nine draws and just four losses. They have the best away record in the league after 18 matches. They have 11 wins, six draws and just one loss, accumulating 39 points on the road. In the 35 matches that they have played in the league, they have scored 64 goals and have conceded just 27 goals, which is the second least number of goals conceded this season. Karim Benzema has done the bulk of the scoring for Madrid as the Frenchman has netted 22 goals this season. The German Toni Kroos is the team’s best creator with ten assists under his belt. And Real Madrid needs more from them to pose a title threat for Atletico Madrid. Zidane is likely to make some changes to the playing XI that beat Granada.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

According to the Dafabet sportsbook, Real Madrid are the favorites to win the match and are placed at 1.63, Athletic Bilbao are placed at 5.40 and the draw is at 4.30 odds. Real Madrid are placed at 1.58 according to the 10Cric sportsbook, Athletic Bilbao are placed at 5.05 and the draw is at 4.05 odds. According to the Betway sportsbook, Real Madrid are placed at 1.60, Athletic Bilbao are placed at 5.50 and the draw is at 4.00 odds.

Tipster’s Angle

When Real Madrid go head to head against Athletic Bilbao, goals can be expected from both ends as they have produced over the years. And even this match might end up with Real Madrid winning.

Tip: Real Madrid To Win @ 1.63

In the last five head to head matches in La Liga, Real Madrid have won three while the other two matches ended in draws. Also, Real Madrid won the last head to head match that was played at San Mames in La Liga. In the last ten matches, Real Madrid has just one loss under their belt which came in the Champions League against Chelsea. Even, Real Madrid is unbeaten in the last seven matches that they have played in La Liga. While Bilbao has just won two matches out of their last ten that they have played across competitions. Apart from that, Bilbao has just one win in their last five home matches. So it is very likely that Real Madrid will win the match at 1.63 odds available at the Dafabet sportsbook.

Tip: Both Teams To Score @ 1.85

Real Madrid are in a good goal scoring form recently as they have netted eight goals and have conceded three goals in the last three matches that they have played in La Liga with two of those matches had both teams scoring in them. Bilbao also have scored seven goals and have conceded six goals in the last five matches that they have played in La Liga. And even both teams scored in three of those five matches. In the last seven head to head matches, both teams scored in four of those matches. So, it is very likely that both teams will manage to find the back of the net at 1.85 at the Betway sportsbook.


With the title race in La Liga going down the wire and might go to the last game week as Real Madrid is trailing Atletico Madrid by just two points. So unlike Bilbao, Real Madrid has something to play for here.

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