Athletic Club vs Real Madrid live stream: La Liga prediction, how to watch online, time, news, odds

Athletic Club vs Real Madrid live stream: La Liga prediction, how to watch online, time, news, odds

Athletic Club vs Real Madrid live stream: La Liga prediction, how to watch online, time, news, odds

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With two defeats in their last five matches, Real Madrid have fallen behind in the title race against Barcelona as every game seems like a must win for Los Blancos. They were able to bounce back with a comeback against Villarreal in the Copa del Rey, but red cards and poor defending have seen Real allow eight goals in their last five matches in all competitions.

The return of Karim Benzema has helped the attack but the midfielder is unable to turn things around in the absence of Aurelin Tchouameni during his injury. Eduardo Camavinga started in his timeout but wasn’t good enough on the ball which led to dangerous counterattacks.

Athletic Club can benefit as they have been one of the best home teams in the league with 17 points in nine home games so far, allowing just four goals at San Mames Barria this season. Real Madrid will need to be more clinical to work their way past Unai Simon in goal.

Here are our scenarios, how you can watch the game and more:

How to watch and odds

  • Date: Sunday January 22 | Time: 3 p.m. ET
  • Location: San Mames Barria — Bilbao, Spain
  • TV: None | Direct: ESPN+
  • Odds: Athletic Bilbao +190; Draw +230; Real Madrid +140 (via Caesars Sportsbook)

Scenarios

Athletic club: Yeray Alvarez will serve a one-game ban after a poor tackle on Takefusa Kubo in Bilbao’s 3-1 loss to Real Sociedad. Apart from this absence, Athletic Club will have a full squad to choose from in the game. On the counterattack, the Willams brothers will cause Los Blancos quite a few problems.

Real Madrid: Carlo Ancelotti will be deprived of the first five players in this game as Eden Hazard has become the latest player to run out of time. Dani Carvajal, David Alaba, Lucas Vazquez and Tchouameni will all miss the game. Vinicius Junior, Karim Benzema and Rodrygo are likely to lead the attack but Vinicius will have to provide more with just one goal in his last five league appearances. If he can regain his start-of-the-season form, winning won’t be a problem for Los Blancos.

Prediction

Real Madrid will continue their late-game magic as Karim Benzema scores a winner after the 80th minute. Take: Athletic Club 1, Real Madrid 2

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