February 18, 2018
| On 2 years ago


By Staff Writer

Athletic Bilbao vs Atlético Madrid

La Liga, Spain

ATH vs ATL Match Preview:

After their comprehensive win against the Danish champions, København, in the Europa League, Diego Simeone’s men realign their focus on chasing down Barcelona when they host Athletic Bilbao at the Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday afternoon. A win for Atletico would cut the gap to 7 points between them and Barcelona at the top of the table. Atheltic Bilbao, currently 13th, would be looking to grab all 3 points and make their campaign on track for a top 10 finish.

Match Details:

When: February 18, 08:45 PM IST

Where: Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid

ATH vs ATL Head-to-Head:

Matches Played: 48

Atlético Madrid: 28

Athletic Bilbao: 13

Draw: 07

ATH vs ATL Form (Recent first):

Athletic Bilbao: W D L D D D

Atlético Madrid: W W W W L D

ATH vs ATL Team News:

Athletic Bilbao:

  • Athletic Bilbao will be without two of their top scorers Ardiz Aduriz and Raul Garcia.
  • Both the players won’t be available owing to suspensions.
  • The rest to the squad will remain available for Paco Jémez

Atlético Madrid

  • ATM will be going into another game without the services of Stefan Savic.
  • The rest of the line up will be entirely available with no new injury updates thus far.
  • Diego Simeone is expected to field the same XI that defeated København in the Europa League.

ATH vs ATL Probable XI:

Athletic Bilbao:

Kepa; Saborit, Iñigo Martínez, Yeray, Lekue; Beñat, San José, De Marcos; Susaeta, Iñigo Córdoba, Iñaki Williams.

Atlético Madrid:

Oblak; Juanfran, Godín, Giménez, Filipe Luis; Gabi, Saúl, Koke; Vitolo, Griezmann, Diego Costa.

Key Players:

Athletic Bilbao:

Iñigo Martinez and Iñaki Williams.

Atlético Madrid:

Griezmann and Saúl

Expected Winner:

Atlético have conceded just once in their last victories and are boasting of a rock solid defence at the moment. To add to that, Athletic Bilbao will be without both of their top scorers which makes it difficult for them to pose any substantial threat to Atlético’s defence. So, a clean shit victory is expected to be the final result for Atlético Madrid.

ATL vs ATH Fantasy Team:

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