14th January 2021 – 21:00, Estadio La Rosaleda, Malaga
Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao will face each other in the Spanish Super Cup semifinals on Thursday evening. Los Blancos are among the major favorites for the trophy, while the Basque team will search for a surprise.
Match Preview & Team News
Although they had the chance to take over the top spot in La Liga, Real Madrid snatched just a point in Pamplona against Osasuna. They remained second, and after Atletico Madrid celebrated against Sevilla, Zinedine Zidane’s side is four points behind Los Colchoneros. Real Madrid hasn’t lost nine times in a row in all competitions, having conceded only three times on the run. However, they failed twice in the last three games. Karim Benzema and the lads need to be more consistent if they want to stand a chance for defending the title. Atletico can increase its advantage since they have two games in hand, and Real doesn’t have the right to spill any more points. This competition can build up their confidence if they manage to win it.
Athletic Bilbao sits in the middle of the La Liga table, being five points ahead of the danger zone. They have been in a variable form lately as they booked two wins and lost twice in the last five rounds. Iker Muniain and the lads had an early lead against Barcelona last Wednesday but eventually failed to a 3:2 defeat. Marcelino Garcia Toral’s side does a pretty good job in the back, but they still struggle with efficiency. Their major focus is staying away from trouble in La Liga, but that doesn’t mean they will give up on causing an upset in the Super Cup. The Basque team needs a disciplined performance to secure their place in the finals.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Real Madrid hasn’t lost to their upcoming rivals 11 times in a row, and they are looking forward to extending that streak. We believe Los Blancos will meet the expectations and deliver a win in this clash.
Goals Market Prediction
Athletic Bilbao managed to score just once in the last four head-to-head clashes between these two sides. On the other hand, Real Madrid has been pretty tight in the back lately but not too productive in the final third. Therefore, this game might remain under a 2.5 margin.
Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao
Real Madrid to win @ 1.65
Under 2.5 FT @ 1.80
Correct score 2:0 @ 7.50