Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(100) 64 Goals 29 (44)
(69) 41 Assists 21 (37)
(6.9) 7.2 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.7)
29 Average Age 27.6
183.4 Average Height (cm) 182.8
(1.3) 1.6 Shots pg 0.8 (0.8)
(58%) 60% Aerial Duel Success 51% (49%)
(0.7) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.7)
(1.8) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.8 (1.9)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in LIGA BBVA.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Gonzalo Higuaín Out 7.25
Marcelo Out 7.03
Mesut Özil Doubtful 7.39
Player Reason Status Rating
Ruiz de Galarreta Out 6.56
Borja Ekiza Out 6.85
Ander Herrera Out 7.11
Óscar De Marcos Out 6.8
Iñigo Pérez Doubtful 6.86

Team News

  • Real Madrid kept their title challenge on track thanks to a late winner by Alvaro Morata against Levante last weekend.
  • The youngster is unlikely to be handed a start against Athletic though as Karim Benzema returned to training this week and should be fit enough to start up front.
  • Sami Khedira should also return in midfield after taking a full part in training this week, but Mesut Ozil may miss out after suffering an ankle injury last time out.
  • Athletic continued their upward curve in the league with a second consecutive win at home to Sevilla last weekend.
  • However, that victory came at a cost as Ander Herrera saw his second red card in as many league games and Oscar de Marcos is also suspended after seeing his fifth yellow card of the campaign.
  • Their absence will force Marcelo Bielsa into a reshuffle which could see Carlos Gurpegi move forward into midfield with Mikel San Jose coming into the heart of the defence.

Prediction

  • After a disappointing start to the season, Real have now won their last four home league games by a combined score of 16-1 and have the extra advantage of a number of their players not having travelled with their international teams due to niggling injuries.
  • Despite Athletic's upturn of late in domestic competition, they have struggled to keep clean sheets and will be severely weakened by the absence of Ander and De Marcos.
  • Real also won the two games between the sides 4-1 and 3-0 last season and a similar scoreline would appear to be in order this weekend.
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Comments (9)

 
  • You won a pollazo

  • i won.

  • Livescore.com also changed first benzema's goal to Aurtenetxe's own goal. So it's the right decision

  • My god!!! Why you change first benzema's goal?? Rectify !!! :(

  • Benzema 2 goals. Change it please

  • 59% possesion for Bilbao? I'm sorry but this can't be right!

  • Aurtenetxe own goal.

  • Hala Madrid!!

  • I'd be more excited about this match if Athletic's form was up to par with last season. Well, they're still a formidable team and their latest matches haven't been as catastrophic as the first ones. Real have been playing very powerful so to speak in their home, the style of football Athletic plays might as well lead them to concede a lot of goals in this game.

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