Real Madrid will look only for the win they host Athletic Bilbao

Real Madrid will look only for the win they host Athletic Bilbao at their Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday. These two teams will meet in a game from the 18th week of La Liga. As usual, here are our La Liga predictions for this derby in the Spanish capital.

 

Real Madrid approach this game against the Basques just few days after the El Classico against Barcelona in the Catalonian capital. We didn’t really get what we were expecting, because the game at the Camp Nou ended with a dissapointing 0-0 draw. Los Blancos had some chances to take the win, but Barcelona’s Gerard Pique cleared the ball from the goal. The visitors also pretended for two penalties which were not awarded to them by the referee.

 

Against Barca Real Madrid missed an opportunity to overtake the champions and reach the first place, but now they remain second with the same amount of points as Los Cules – 36. They remain the team with the fewest amount of defeats so far in the league – just one.

 

Eden Hazard’s injury remains a problem for Zidane and Real Madrid. The Belgian superstar was signed with huge hopes in the summer, but so far he’s struggling to make the impact we all expect from him.

 

Athletic Bilbao are having a pretty decent season so far. The Basques are 7th in the league with 27 points, but in same time just one point behind Real Sociedad and the Top 6. The manager Gaizka Garitano is having his team perform pretty good at the moment.

 

The 33-midfielder Raul Garcia is among the leaders in Athletic’ team this season. The veteran has scored 5 goals in La Liga and he’s the team’s leading goalscorer at the moment. Inaki Williams and Iker Muniain contributed with 4 goals each.

 

That’s our La Liga predictions for the derby between Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. We have reasons to expect a great match between these two sides.