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Athletic Club vs Real Madrid: Tough trip up north for Los Blancos

Athletic Club vs Real Madrid: Tough trip up north for Los Blancos

Athletic Club vs Real Madrid – San Mames – Saturday 15th September – Kick-off 7:45pm GMT

Real Madrid travel to the Basque region of Spain in their first game after the international break. Los Blancos will be hoping for a better result this time round as last seasons visit to the San Mames saw them leave with only one point. They will also be hoping that they can finish the match with eleven on the pitch as captain Sergio Ramos saw a red card in that game.

Both fixtures last season ended in draws with the game at the Santiago Bernabeu the one getting goals in it, Bilbao took the lead through Inaki Williams after 14 minutes, but with three minutes left in the game Real Madrid levelled thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Team News

Both sides enter the match with everyone fit after the international break though expect Bilbao to have a more rested squad due to their previous league match against Rayo Vallecano being postponed due to pitch conditions.

Real’s selection problems again are in midfield with Luka Modric expected to come into the starting eleven with Isco dropping to the bench.

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Predicted Line-Ups

Athletic Club ( 4-1-4-1): Unai Simon; De Marcos, Yeray, Nolaskoain, Yuri; Garcia; Susaeta, Raul Garcia, Muníain, Williams; Aduriz

Real Madrid ( 4-3-3): Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Bale, Benzema, Asensio

 

Score Prediction

Athletic Club 1-2 Real Madrid