Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(120) 101 Goals 41 (49)
(93) 64 Assists 27 (37)
(7) 7.4 Average Ratings 7 (6.8)
28.8 Average Age 26.9
182.6 Average Height (cm) 184.8
(1.2) 1.6 Shots pg 1 (0.9)
(57%) 58% Aerial Duel Success 57% (56%)
(0.9) 0.7 Dribbles pg 0.4 (0.5)
(1.8) 1.7 Tackles pg 1.8 (2.2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in LIGA BBVA.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Sami Khedira Out 6.84
Ángel Di María Doubtful 7.4
Player Reason Status Rating
Carlos Gurpegi Out 6.68
Ibai Gómez Out 6.45
Jon Aurtenetxe Out 6.89
Fernando Amorebieta Doubtful 7.24
Igor Gabilondo Doubtful 6.5
Igor Martínez Doubtful 6.19

Team News

  • Real Madrid suffered another Clásico defeat against Barcelona. Mourinho hasn’t beaten Barcelona in 90 minutes with Madrid despite facing their bitter rivals nine times in two years.
  • Mourinho played a more defensive lineup, trying to control Barcelona, and despite a good performance from the likes of Altintop and Carvalho, Madrid failed to hold on to a 1-0 lead yet again.
  • Di Maria remains doubtful with a muscle injury that he picked up during training.
  • Midfielder Khedira, who hopes to be back for the second leg of the Clásico, will miss this game.
  • With the win over Mallorca, Real Madrid crowned themselves as 'champions of the winter', a symbolic trophy in Spain for the league leader at the start of the second half of the season.
  • Athletic earned a 2-0 victory in the first leg of the Cup against Mallorca. The Basques are close to reaching the semifinals in a competition they have won 23 times.
  • Defender Aurtenetxe will miss this match after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season last time out.
  • Athletic have gone undefeated in the last five La Liga matches. They face a tough challenge trying to make it six straight at the Bernabéu.
  • The Basques aerial game could be a problem for Real Madrid. They scored all three goals against Levante, in their last Liga match, this way, while Madrid have conceded five of their last six goals via the head of an opposing player.

Prediction

  • Real Madrid have a tough match at home after losing the Clásico. The fans may react against the team after their poor performance against Barcelona. Plus Athletic are good side who are dangerous from set pieces.
  • Athletic will arrive at Real Madrid after picking up a win in their last La Liga and Cup match. The Basques will be more than ready to challenge Madrid.
  • Perhaps the game of the week as Athletic have the quality to cause an upset here. Madrid will have to play at their best and defend well at set pieces.
  • WHOSCORED.COM Predicts: 1-1 draw.
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Comments (4)

 
  • If Llorente and Susaeta can link up, with a distracted Madrid side on the pitch, atletic have a rela chance of causing an upset. Two teams who have everything to play for, It should ben a tight one

  • With arguably the Copa Del Ray lost to Barca this year, mourinho will focus fully on the league and make sure they hold on to 1st place, Atletic should be wary of this Real team as they'll be baying for blood

  • Mardid will bounce back and have a point to prove after losing to barca. They'll do anything to appease the home fans and try and win big. Madrid 3-1

  • i think Di Maria will return to the team to provide some much needed width and creativity

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