Atletico vs Athletic: prediction for the Supercopa de España match
On January 13, The Mattresses will host the Lions in the Supercopa de España match. Who will emerge as the second finalist of the tournament? The answer is in our prediction.
Atletico started the performance in the Spanish Cup last week with a confident away victory over a modest Rajo Majadahonda side (5:0).
Indians put up a great performance in the group stage of the Champions League, in the decisive match team recorded a victory over Porto (3:1), which brought a 2nd position to the club.
Current champion of Spain is currently nowhere near the first position. In the new season Mattresses conceded too many goals, of course a poor defensive performance affected team's results. Madrid suffered four defeats in a row, no one expected such a disastrous streak from Madrid team.
After defeats to Sevilla (1:2) and Granada (1:2) The Red-Whites beat Rayo Vallecano (2:0) and on January 9 they split the points with Villarreal (2:2). Diego Simeone's men currently have 33 points and they are on 4th position.
Savic and Griezmann won't feature in the match.
Bilbao came here as the current winner of that competition. One year ago Athletic beat Real Madrid and Barcelona on the way to the title and claimed the trophy. Lionsalso played in two finals of the Spanish Cup.
24-time holder of Copa del Rey got off to a confident start in the new edition of the tournament, getting a victory over Mancha (2:0) on January 6.
Basques are inconsistent in La Liga, just like always. In 21 rounds of the current tournament The Red-Whites recorded six victories and 10 draws, which brought 28 points and a 9th spot in the standings. Team's offensive line is looking weak, they scored less than one goal per game.
After the start of 2022 Marcelino's men beat Osasuna (3:1) and drew to Alaves (0:0).
Nunez won't be able to play due to an ankle injury.
This bet played in 3 out of 5 most recent matches of Atletico
In 4 out of 6 most recent head-to-head matches goals were scored in both halves
Madrid team won 2 out of 5 most recent head-to-head matches
In 3 out of 5 most recent matches of Bilbao no penalties were given
In this game we will give preference to the nominal hosts. Madrid team is stronger in every line and team has no significant problems with the squad. Bilbao is the current holder of the title, so they are surely motivated, but in the current condition Basques are unlikely to put up a fight to the Indians. We are expecting a victory from the favourite.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-1) on Atletico
According to Diego Simeone, team is ready for the match and will do everything for a victory. Madrid won 6 out of 10 most recent head-to-head matches, they are simply stronger than Bilbao at the moment.
Our second bet - Atletico to win by two goals