Athletic Bilbao play Atletico Madrid in Round 9 of the 2022-23 La Liga season.
The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. GMT on Saturday, 15 October 2022. The match venue is San Mames Barria, Bilbao, Spain.
Latest odds on betting sites
Athletic Bilbao to win odds are priced at 2.50 (+150 American; 3/2 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.20 (+220; 11/5), while Atletico Madrid to win odds are priced at 3.10 (+210; 21/10).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Athletic Bilbao — 40%, draw — 30%, Atletico Madrid — 30%.
Latest betting odds on Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid (15 October 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
- Under 2.5 goals — 1.71 (-140; 5/7)
- Asian handicap (0.0, -0.5) on Athletic Bilbao — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
- Asian handicap (0.0, +0.5) on Atletico Madrid — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
- Both teams to score (No) — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
Match preview and statistics
Athletic Bilbao are third in the league table with 17 points and a +12 goal difference. They are unbeaten in the last four games with three wins and a draw. Los Leones drew 1-1 with Sevilla in their last game.
Oliver Torres opened the scoring in the fourth minute from close range. Mikel Vesga equalized in the 73rd minute with a left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Ander Herrera got a red card in the added minutes.
Team statistics: 54% possession, 1.73 expected goals (xG), 21 total shots, two big chances, four shots on target, 353 accurate passes, 82% pass accuracy, 14 fouls committed, four offsides, seven corners and one red card.
Athletic Bilbao team news: Daniel Vivian and Yuri Berchiche are doubtful, while Ander Herrera is suspended.
Atletico Madrid are fourth in the league table with 16 points and a +7 goal difference. They have two wins, a draw and two losses in the last five matches. Los Colchoneros played a goalless draw against Club Brugge in the last game in the UCL.
It was a poor game from them as they couldn’t defeat 10-me Brugge. Atletico beat Girona 2-1 in their Round 8 league game. Angel Correa scored in the fifth minute to make it 1-nil, and doubled the lead in the 48th minute of the second half. Rodrigo Riquelme pulled one back in the 66th minute.
Atletico Madrid team news: Felipe and Marcos Llorente are sidelined due to injuries.
Athletic Bilbao vs Atletico Madrid H2H
Athletic Bilbao have not lost to Atletico Madrid in four meetings, with three wins and a draw. They won 2-nil in the last meeting.
Lineups and key players
Athletic Bilbao projected starting lineup:
- Unai Simon
- Oscar de Marcos
- Yeray Alvarez
- Inigo Martinez
- Inigo Lekue
- Dani Garcia
- Oihan Sancet
- Nico Williams
- Iker Muniain
- Alex Berenguer
- Inaki Williams
Nico Williams is the key player to watch out for. He has three goals and two assists in eight league games this season. Nico had a top performance in their 4-0 win against Almeria, with a goal and an assist. Expecting him to have goal contributions in the next fixture.
Atletico Madrid projected starting lineup:
- Jan Oblak
- Stefan Savic
- Jose Gimenez
- Nahuel Molina
- Geoffrey Kondogbia
- Thomas Lemar
- Saul Niguez
- Angel Correa
- Antoine Griezmann
Angel Correa is the key player to watch out for. He scored two goals in the last league game they won. Correa should be able to score in the upcoming league game.
Prediction and betting tips
Athletic Bilbao have very good momentum going into the Round 9 fixture compared to Atletico Madrid. They have not lost in four matches. Madrid have won each of their last two league games in the league but have been poor in the UCL.
Los Leones have won the previous two matches against Los Colchoneros. In the previous four h2h games, they have three wins and a draw. The predictions for this match are Draw NOo Bet - Athletic Bilbao, and BTTS (Yes). Bilbao have the home advantage and with their form, favourites to win.
Betting prediction: Draw No Bet — Athletic Bilbao
Odds: 1.66 (-150 American; 2/3 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Both teams to score (Yes)
Odds: 1.91 (-110 American; 10/11 Fractional)