RM vs ATH Dream11: Following Barcelona's 4-1 win over Deportivo Alaves on Saturday, Real Madrid will be hard-pressed for a win when they host Athletic Bilbao in the La Liga at Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday night (IST). Madrid are three points behind their eternal rivals Barca having played a game fewer than them, while Bilbao are eighth on the points tables with 27 points from 17 games.
Form and recent results:
Host: Real Madrid
Visitors: Athletic Bilbao
Competition: La Liga
Match Venue: Santiago Bernabeu
Match Timing: Monday, December 23, @01:30 AM
Dream11 Football Prediction – Odds checker:
Real Madrid to win: 1.33 (33/100), Probability to happen: 75.19%
Athletic Bilbao to win: 9.00 (8/1), Probability to happen: 11.11%
Draw: 5.25 (17/4), Probability to happen: 19.05%
Real Madrid team news: James Rodriguez returned to the training this week following an injury, but the former Bayern Munich star is not available for selection for the home game against Bilbao as he continues to regain his match fitness.
Marco Asensio is a long-term injury absentee due to an injury, and there's no timeline for this return. Eden Hazard is also out of the game but the former Chelsea superstar should be available after winter break. Lucas Vazquez and left-back Marcelo are both out of this game due to their respective injuries.
In addition, midfielder Casemiro is suspended for the game due to the accumulation of yellow cards.
Brahim Diaz is in the squad for this game and may come off the bench here.
Luke Modric is expected yo start in the midfield, alongside Federico Valverde and Tony Kroos, as a replacement for the suspended Casemiro. Ferland Mendy and Dani Carvajal should feature on the wing-back positions.
Zinedine Zidane is expected to go with Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Rodrygo as his front three for the home match against Bilbao.
Real Madrid key players:
Karim Benzema: 12 Goals.
Sergio Ramos: 03 Goals.
Gareth Bale: 02 Goals.
Real Madrid squad for Bilbao match:
Goalkeepers: Courtois, Areola and Altube
Defenders: Carvajal, Militão, Ramos, Varane, Nacho, Mendy
Midfielders: Kroos, Modric, Valverde, Isco
Attackers: Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale, Luka Jović, Brahim Brahim, Vinicius Jr., Rodrygo
Athletic Bilbao team news: Aritz Aduriz failed the fitness test and will miss this match. He joins Iker Muniain and Oscar de Marcos on the sideline for the Madrid game. Ander Capa is out due to suspension.
Athletic Bilbao key players:
Raul Garcia: 05 Goals.
Inaki Williams: 04 Goals.
Athletic Bilbao squad to face Madrid:
U. Simon, I. Herrerin, Nunez, I. Martinez, Yeray, San Jose, Benat, Unai Lopez, Williams, Larrazabal, Dani Garcia, I. Lekue, Vesga, Yuri, Ibai, Raul Garcia, Kodro, Balenziaga, Villalibre
Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao predicted playing 11:
Real Madrid: Thibaut Courtois (GK), Dani Carvajal, Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos, Ferland Mendy, Federico Valverde, Luka Modric, Tony Kroos, Rodrygo, Isco, Karim Benzema
Athletic Bilbao: Unai Simon (GK), Inigo Lekue, Inigo Martinez, Yeray Nunez, Yuri, Dani Garcia, San Jose, Inaki Williams, Unai Lopez, Inigo Cordoba; Raul Garcia
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