Atletico Madrid- Athletic Bilbao


Spain
Asian Handicap
Pick: Atletico -0.5
Odds: 1.95
Stake: 1
188

Match date: 10/03/2021

Very interesting match today at Estadio Wanda Metropolitanowhere Atletico Madrid plays against Athletic Bilbao in a crucial game for the hosts. 


Until some matches ago, Atletico Madrid had been exceptional this season where they had very important lead in the league, but due to some setbacks in the recent matches they are likely to face an intense battle until the end with Barcelona and Real Madrid for the La Liga crown.


Atletico Madrid, have endured a slump in recent weeks and cannot afford to drop points in this fixture. Due to this bad run of just two wins from their last six league matches, Atletico now sitsonly three points ahead of second-placed Barcelona having played a game less than Barca. 

 

We should also consider that these days Atletico faced tough opponents like Chelsea in Champions League, Villareal and Real Madrid in La Liga. They are coming to this match after they registered a much needed victory away against Villarealand they drew against Real Madrid where they led until the last minutes when they got equalized. Not a bad performance from them and I expect the same to happen today. 

 

This season like always in the past few seasons, Atletico rely on their great defense record, as no one in the league have conceded as few as the 17 goals that Atletico has, but we should also take in consideration that this year Atletico has been scoring more goals (48) second after Barcelona and this is due to the impact that Luis Suarez has had to the team.


So overall I see an improved Atletico side that in my opinion in the end will emerge victorious in La Liga having in mind the inconsistency demonstrated by their rivals. Nevertheless they should try to avoid droping more unnecessary points especially at home soil. 

 

On the other hand not too much to say about Athletic Bilbao as facts are evident that they too have enjoyed an excellent year so far, but will need to be at their best tonight to get a positive result against Atletico Madrid. Currently in eighth place in the La Liga standings and reaching the final of Copa del Rey they are coming to this match in full confidence. 

 

In such interesting match when two in form teams meets only the details can be decisive for the win. The most important detail in my opinion is the “shaky” defense of Bilbao. They have just one clean sheet in their last 15 matches across all competitions and tonight facing the second best attacking team in La Liga it will be very tough for Bilbao to keep a clean sheet. 

 

Keeping a clean sheet against players like Suarez and Joao Felix among others, will be a tough challenge and also it will be a tough challenge scoring against Atletico if they concede. So since I expect Atletico to search for the victory at any cost, I see them scoring against a “shaky” defense and then defending their lead. In this scenario I choose to back Atletico to win this match. 

 


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  • 1
    Shuaib Yunus Hassan 10/03/2021 23:39:27
    Athletico Madrid now are getting closer and closer to the title, I just hope they dont slip because Barcelona are not out of the UCL, all concentration would be on the league, so they could rarely drop points now
  • 2
    Shuaib Yunus Hassan 10/03/2021 23:40:08
    Athletico Madrid now are getting closer and closer to the title, I just hope they dont slip because Barcelona are not out of the UCL, all concentration would be on the league, so they could rarely drop points now
  • 3
    Klevis 10/03/2021 23:43:32
    Shuaib Yunus Hassan: Athletico Madrid now are getting closer and closer to the title, I just hope they dont slip because Barcelona are not out of the UCL, all concentration would be on the league, so they could rarely drop points now



    That was one of the reasons that I backed Atletico in this match. They already dropped a lot of points in recent weeks and now they don’t have the luxury to drop more points because Barca has been playing very good lately and will chase Atletico until the end. It will be a very interesting finish of La Liga. 

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