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ATH vs RM Dream11 Prediction for Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid La Liga Live Score Fantasy Football Tips & Dream11 Team

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ATH vs RM Dream11: Marcelino’s Athletic Club come into this on the back of playing both of the high-flying Seville clubs Real Betis and Sevilla. The Basque side have been quite mediocre with a few brilliant highs early on, a couple of embarrassing lows but mainly middle-of-the-table form since Marcelino’s appointment last January. They now come up against a Real Madrid side that have cruised to the top-of-the-table with some vital wins in the last month or so – one of those biggest victories being a slender 1-0 win at home to Athletic at the start of December. Another low-scoring Los Blancos victory would appear a likely outcome for this one.

Match Details

Date: December 23, Thursday
Kick-Off: 2.00 am (IST)
Venue: San Mames, Bilbao

La Liga Table:

Athletic Bilbao are at the 10th place in the current season of La Liga. On the other side, Real Madrid are residing in the 1st spot of the table.

La Liga Live

The viewers can see the live streaming of La Liga matches in India on Voot and Jio TV.

Recent Form

Athletic Bilbao: W-W-L-L-D

Real Madrid: W-W-W-W-D

Head to Head

This will be the 237th encounter between the two teams, with Real Madrid holding the advantage with 118 victories. Athletic Bilbao has won 75 games in the past, with 44 games ending in a draw.

ATH vs RM Dream11 Prediction Details

Athletic Bilbao News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

  • Unai Simon and Inigo Martinez are expected to remain out due to COVID-19.
  • Yuri Berchiche, Asier Villalibre and Alex Berenguer are all confirmed absentees.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Dani Vivian and Peru Nolaskoain are both doubts in this clash against Real Madrid.

Athletic Bilbao Starting XI (Likely)

Agirrezabala
De Marcos
Yeray
Nunez
Balenziaga
N Williams
D Garcia
Vencedor
Muniain
R Garcia
I Williams.

Real Madrid News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

  • Casemiro, Gareth Bale, Rodrygo, Andriy Lunin have all tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Luka Modric has too, but has since returned a negative test. Still, Real Madrid are likely to play it safe.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Casemiro has reached his yellow card limit and will be suspended here, with Eduardo Camavingo certain to replace him.

Real Madrid Starting XI (Likely)

Courtois
Nacho
Militao
Alaba
Mendy
Valverde
Camavinga
Kroos
Vazquez
Benzema
Vinicius

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid Fantasy Football Team & Tips

Captain Options

When Real Madrid played Athletic Bilbao earlier this season, Karim Benzema struck the game’s only goal. This season, he has scored 18 goals and assisted on another seven. Every fantasy squad should have him as their captain.

Goals last season 31
Goals this season 18
Assists 7

Vinicius Junior is finally demonstrating why Real Madrid invested $50 million three years ago for his abilities. He has 12 goals and four assists this season, making him a sure-fire option for your fantasy squad.

Goals last season 3
Goals this season 12
Assists 4

Differential Pick

Inaki Williams scored two goals in his team’s most recent encounter to end their dismal run in the La Liga this season. This season, he has a total of 6 goals and 2 assists.

GK: T. Courtois
DEF: F. Mendy, L. Vazquez, M. Balenziaga, Y. Alvarez
MID: I. Muniain, U. Vencedor, T. Kroos
FOR: V. Junior, K. Benzema, I. Williams

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Who will win today’s ATH vs RM match?

  • Real Madrid saw their 10-game winning run come to an end last time out, drawing 0-0 at home to Cadiz despite managing 36 efforts on goal. COVID-19 issues didn’t help, but Los Blancos certainly had their chances.
  • Before the draw with Cadiz, Real Madrid defeated Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad in La Liga, while also beating Inter Milan in the Champions League.
    The draw last time out meant Carlo Ancelotti’s men saw their lead at the top chopped to six points, and they will be desperate not to see their advantage reduced again here.
  • Though, given the number of absentees and the problems Athletic Club caused Real Madrid when these two sides met earlier this month, a draw may well be in the offing here.

Odds to Win:

The odds in favor of a win for Real Madrid in this clash is 2.36 as per bet365.

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Jeet Ghosh

Jeet Ghosh is a Football Journalist, living and working in Kolkata with years of experience. He is a Post Graduate in Journalism and Mass Communication from Jadavpur University. Jeet is a sports lover but has a special liking for football. He has worked as a football writer with The Citizen, Sportsflashes, Sportskeeda. He follows the football leagues around the world and is somewhat partial towards Real Madrid.

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