Football prediction for Atl Madrid – Ath Bilbao
Welcome to our football prediction site! Today we will have a look at the Spanish Super Cup 1/2-finals game between Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao. This game will be played at the King Fahd International Stadium in Ar-Riyad, Saudi Arabia.
La Liga champions Atletico will try to win the Super Cup for a first time since 2014. Last year they reached the final of the competition but suffered a defeat from the hands of Real Madrid. Could they reach the final hurdle this time?
In their last fixture in La Liga Atletico had a tough visit to Villarreal which ended with a 2-2 draw. Angel Correa and Geoffrey Kondogbia scored for Los Colchoneros, but these two goals were enough only for a point. That’s not the result the manager wanted, but let’s be honest here – playing Villarreal away from home is never an easy task.
Antoine Griezmann is the big absentee in Atleti’s squad at the moment. The French striker is recovering from an injury.
Athletic Bilbao made a draw in their last game as well. The Basques had a visit to Deportivo Alaves which ended with a bleak 0-0 draw. Marcelino’s team created a few chances to score a winner, but there were no goals at the end.
Marcelino has some missing players as well. Capa, Asier Villalibre and Yuri are all sidelined at the moment. This is reducing some of the team’s depth before the crunch fixtures for the Super Cup.
That’s what our football prediction site can tell you about the Spanish Super Cup fixture between Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao on Thursday. Atleti looks like the team to beat here, but be careful with the Basques – they are always ready to cause an upset. They have done it many times before and they have a team that is experienced enough.