Get ready for an exhilarating clash between two football powerhouses as Real Madrid and Athletic Club prepare to close out their La Liga campaign in a thrilling showdown! Although the league title has already been claimed, don't let that fool you into thinking this match lacks excitement.
Real Madrid has endured a rollercoaster ride in recent days, both on and off the pitch. Despite the challenges they've faced, they've managed to secure victory in three of their last four league encounters, including a hard-fought triumph against Sevilla in a hostile away fixture. Determined to end their season on a high note, Los Blancos are determined to solidify their grasp on the second place, with their bitter rivals Atlético Madrid hot on their trail, just a single point behind and eager to snatch their position.
Athletic Club finds themselves in a battle of their own. Currently sitting in eighth position, they have a golden opportunity to leapfrog Osasuna and improve their standing, thanks to their favourable goal difference. Their aim is to end their season on a high note, despite enduring a rough patch of form, with just one victory in their last five matches. The top bookmakers have La Liga odds with them.
Real Madrid rebounded from their Champions League setback, winning their last two matches after a defeat to Valencia. The electric Rodrygo has been on fire, impressively netting a brace against Sevilla. Vinicius Jr., recovering from a slight knee injury, could make a crucial substitute appearance in this game. The stage is set for an exhilarating showdown as Real Madrid aims to continue their winning streak against Athletic Club.
Real Madrid will be going with their strongest XI
Predicted Lineup: Thibaut Courtois (gk), Carvajal, A Rudiger, D Alaba, E Camavinga, Fede Valverde, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Rodrygo, Karim Benzema, Ceballos.
Athletic Club faces an uphill battle as they enter the clash against Real Madrid amidst a period of poor form. With only one victory in their last five games, the team has struggled to find the back of the net, failing to score in their last two matches. Additionally, their defense has been porous, unable to keep a clean sheet in their previous eight league games. the mighty Madrid side. Ranked eighth in goals scored per match, averaging 1.2 goals, Athletic Club will heavily rely on the exceptional form of Inaki Williams if they hope to overcome the mighty Madrid side.
Athletic Club are expected not to make any changes
Predicted Lineup: Unai Simón , Aitor Paredes, Dani Vivian, Yuri Berchiche, Óscar de Marcos, Muniain, Raúl García ,Oihan Sancet ,Oier Zarraga, Gorka Guruzeta, Iñaki Williams
Real Madrid enters the match on a winning streak, displaying their dominance with two consecutive victories. Playing at the iconic Santiago Bernabéu, they prove to be a formidable force to overcome.
However, Athletic Club shouldn't be counted out entirely, as they have opportunities to capitalise if they can improve their finishing, which has faltered in recent games. With Real Madrid expected to control possession, the odds are in their favor, and it's likely they will emerge victorious in this thrilling encounter.