Athletic Bilbao hasn’t won in their last eight La Liga games, with five draws and three losses before beating Real Betis at home, and they’re currently ranked 9th with 24 points after 18 games. They have five wins, nine draws, and four losses in the league so far. This season, they’ve played a lot of low-scoring games, averaging 0.88 goals per game and conceding 0.77 goals per game. With four wins, three losses, and two ties at home, they have a respectable record. Inaki Williams tops the squad in goal scoring with five goals to his name, while Iker Muniain leads the team in assists with five assists. Dani Garcia will return after suspension but among their injured players are Asier Villalibre, Daniel Vivian, Peru Nolaskoain, and Yuri Berchiche.
Real Madrid’s eight-game winning streak in La Liga was broken against Cadiz but they have gone 14 games without losing in all competitions. As a result, they presently lead La Liga with 43 points after 18 games, 14 victories, three ties, and one loss. They have the best away record in the league, with 22 points from nine games with seven wins, one loss, and one draw. With 39 goals scored and only 15 goals allowed this season, they are the squad with the most goals scored. Karim Benzema leads the league in scoring with 13 goals and seven assists. Vinicius Junior has scored ten goals in total. Six players have been ruled out of Real Madrid’s Covid hit, including Luka Modric, Marcelo, Gareth Bale, Rodrygo, Marco Asensio, and Andriy Lunin.