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Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid Live Stream, Predictions & Tips – Low-Scoring Affair Expected in the Spanish Cup

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Last updated: 27 Feb 2024
Vedran Ostojic 27 Feb 2024
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Athletic Bilbao have seen under 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches against Atletico Madrid (Getty)

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Stakes are very high, and I expect both sides to once again start the match in a very careful fashion. This said, under 2.5 goals bet makes a lot of sense, especially knowing six of the last seven head to heads ended like that. 
  • Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid Preview 
  • Head to Head 
  • Athletic Bilbao Form 
  • Athletic Bilbao Injuries & Team News 
  • Atletico Madrid Form 
  • Atletico Madrid Injuries & Team News 

  • Athletic Bilbao have seen under 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 home matches (Copa del Rey). 
  • Athletic Bilbao have kept a clean sheet in 4 of their last 6 matches. 
  • Athletic Bilbao have seen under 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches against Atletico Madrid. 
  • Atletico Madrid have seen under 2.5 goals in 7 of their last 10 matches. 

Head to Head 


Atletico Madrid have a 34-19 advantage against Athletic Bilbao with 9 draws in 62 matches. 

They last met earlier this month, Athletic Bilbao winning the match 1-0 in Madrid. 

Athletic Bilbao Form 


Athletic Bilbao had just 32% possession and 9-20 shots in the first Copa del Rey semi-final leg against Atletico Madrid, but still won that match 1-0 with Alejandro Berenguer converting a penalty in the first half. 

Earlier this season, they eliminated Rubi 2-1, Cayon 3-0, Eibar 3-0, Alaves 2-0 and Barcelona 4-2. Asier Villalibre has scored six goals in these matches, being the top scorer in Copa del Rey. 

The Basque side were on a four-game unbeaten streak in La Liga before their trip to Sevilla last weekend where they lost to Real Betis 3-1. Athletic Bilbao are having a decent season so far, sitting in 5th place on the table with 49 points collected through 26 matches. 

Athletic Bilbao Injuries & Team News 


Ander Herrera, Inigo Lekue and Yuri Berchiche are injured. 

Atletico Madrid Form 


The last couple of weeks have been rough for Atletico Madrid across competitions. After losing the first Copa del Rey semi-final leg to Athletic Bilbao 1-0, they were beaten with the same result by Sevilla 1-0. 

After bouncing back in La Liga by demolishing Las Palmas 5-0, Diego Simeone’s side suffered a 1-0 loss in the Champions League at Inter Milan, followed by a disappointing 2-2 draw against last-placed Almeria last weekend. 

As for the Copa del Rey appearances, they eliminated Lugo 3-1, Real Madrid 4-2 and Sevilla 1-0 to reach this stage with Memphis Depay scoring three goals. 

Atletico Madrid Injuries & Team News 


Thomas Lemar, Marcos Paulo and Cesar Azpilicueta are injured. 

Verdict

5 of the last 6 head to head matches between these sides ended under 2.5 goals. The stakes are very high, as the winner advances to the grand finals. I expect a tight tussle to end in a low-scoring affair. 

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