Real Madrid now leads La Liga with nine wins, three draws, and one defeat for a total of 30 points from 13 games. They are coming off a five-match unbeaten streak as well as three consecutive victories over Granada, Rayo Vallecano, and Elche. They have a respectable home record, having scored 11 points in five games. This season, they have the most goals scored and only 14 goals allowed. With 10 goals and seven assists, Karim Benzema leads the league in scoring. Vinicius Junior, a Brazilian, has scored eight goals. Federico Valverde, Eden Hazard, Gareth Bale, and Daniel Ceballos are the only four injured players before the Bilbao encounter.
Athletic Bilbao currently sits eighth in the rankings, with 20 points after 14 games. They have four wins, eight even draws, and only two losses in the league so far. They were held to a 2-2 draw by Granada in La Liga over the weekend. This season, they’ve played a bunch of low-scoring games, with an average of less than a goal per match and ten goals conceded in eight games. They have a good away record, having won one and drawn six. Inaki Williams leads the team in goal scoring with three goals along with Raul Garcia, while Iker Muniain leads the team in assists with three. They have four injured players as well: Asier Villalibre, Daniel Vivian, Peru Nolaskoain, and Yuri Berchiche.