Athletic Bilbao hosts Atletico Madrid
Athletic Bilbao hosts Atletico Madrid at the San Mames Barria in a match from the 28th round of Spanish La Liga. For both teams this is going to be a first fixture in the last three months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Let’s take a look in our football betting tips this weekend.
Athletic Bilbao restart their season from 10th place in La Liga’s standings. So far the club has a balanced record of 9 wins, 10 draws and 8 losses. They probably hoped to be higher in the table, but it is what it is now. The Basques won two consecutive times before the pandemic, but now everything starts again for them.
The Basques’ manager Gaizka Garitano has an almost full squad for this game. The only exception is the defender Inigo Leque, who is injured. Everyone else in the team is healthy and ready to play on Sunday.
Atletico Madrid are currently 6th in La Liga’s standings, but don’t let this fool you – they are just two points behind the third Sevilla, so a lot of things could change if they win. Los Rojiblancos do not really have chances for the title anymore, but they must guarantee their place in the Top 4 again. For the club it would be a failure to miss on another participation in the Champions League.
Atletico’s manager Diego Simeone has some squad problems before this tough visit to Bilbao. The Portuguese talent Joao Felix is not avaliable, while the same could be said about Vitolo, Angel Correa and Sime Vrsaljko. Everyone else is ready to play at the San Mames Barria.
That’s our football betting tips this weekend for the La Liga clash between Athletic Bilbao and Atletico Madrid on Sunday. It’d be curious to see what kind of fitness these two teams will show on the pitch.