Game: Athletic Bilbao – Real Madrid
Date: 2 February, Sunday, 2014 year
Start time: 20:00 GMT
Real Madrid will try to stretch their winning streak to eleven games, when the team visits Athletic Bilbao on 2nd of February.
Currently in the third position, Real Madrid is just one point behind Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. The team’s current form is incredible and they recorded ten victories in a row. Barca’s surprising defeat against Valencia earlier today will undoubtedly add fuel to Real’s players’ motivation. Gareth Bale will be out of the game since he is not fully recovered from his injury and Carlo Ancelotti confirmed he is not going to jeopardize the recovery of the attacking midfielder.
Athletic Bilbao is performing beyond expectations this season and the team is currently in the fourth position with solid five-point advantage on the fifth Villarreal. The Lions’ recent form is really good and they won four out of their last five La Liga matches.
However, we still believe that their run of solid performances may come to an end against highly motivated Real Madrid. Lately, the games between Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid have been pretty one-sided and Los Merengues won the last five without any significant problems.
Our prediction for this game is that Real Madrid will record eleventh win in a row and move above rivals from Barcelona in the championship standings.
Facts before match:
Real Madrid won their last 5 Primera Division against Athletic Bilbao.
Real Madrid won their last 10 games in all competitions.
Athletic Bilbao won 4 out of their last 5 Primera Division matches