Good night, I am telling you, the head of the betting department of the “Rating of Bookmakers”, Artem Slitsky. This is because I write this forecast for the match between Athletic and Real Madrid in the second hour of the night in Moscow – right after the match between Real Madrid and Cadiz. This is the Spanish atmosphere I tried to create for you during the forecast.
I will spend a couple more seconds on the fact that the previous express forecast for the Premier League matches with the odds of 3.00 came to me. This is important, since this was my second video forecast, and the first did not arrive. There was a coefficient of more than eight, and there was a hope that the newcomers were lucky. Then he acted thoughtfully and carefully, and I got an express train with a coefficient of 3.00. Hope to continue a successful streak.
So Spain. Athletic Bilbao hosts Real Madrid. I watched the matches of both teams from the previous round. Frankly, I was impressed by one team, and this is not the leader of the Spanish championship. “Athletic”, losing by the 70th minute with a score of 1: 2, eventually managed to snatch victory from “Betis”. This is important because Betis is now one of the three most vigorous teams in the Spanish championship. But in this game “Athletic” impressed me more with its attack.
The Williams and Munyain brothers are the perfect combination for counterattacking. The first two are nimble, running, technical. Munyain sees the field perfectly. To some extent, a Basque football veteran could be the star of the Spanish national team. While he’s a local star. Despite the success of these guys in the attack, there are holes in the defense. “Betis” successfully opened the defense and could have scored more than two goals.
Real Madrid have a good chance of success, but also because the main goalkeeper of Athletic Unai Simon missed the last match due to the coronavirus and, most likely, will miss the match with Real Madrid, because it will be held in just two day. At the gates of “Athletics” is now a junior, so “Real” have a very good chance.
Let’s see what the bookmakers offer. The victory of Real Madrid is estimated at 2.23, and the success of Athletics – 3.45. Not a bad odds for Real, but everything would be fine if Madrid did not have their own problems. “Real” was unable to open the defense of the outsider championship “Cadiz” – 0: 0. “Real” have three times more points, “Real” is a super club, which cannot be said about the opponent, but “Real” impressively played against “Cadiz” for the first 75 minutes. Then he turned on, but it was too late. So, in fact, it was not possible to create dangerous moments. Karim Benzema had a birthday, and maybe the guys started celebrating earlier than expected. In any case, “Real” was not impressed.
There is another problem. More than five Real Madrid players on sick leave due to coronavirus. First of all, I would like to mention Modric. Why is it important? Because Casemiro will also miss the game due to the overflow of cards. There are problems in the center of the field, and not everything is clear in the attack. No Bale, Rodrigo, but Hazard to some extent staked out a place in the lineup. Vinicius looks great, and there is Benzema, who, by the way, scored against Bilbao in the previous meeting.
Given that both teams have problems, I would opt for the 1.87 goal exchange bet. It did not always take place: in three of the last six meetings in Bilbao. “Real” before the game with “Cadiz” won 10 matches in a row, but a misfire in the last round and staffing difficulties suggest such thoughts. “Athletic” in the counterattack may well find his chance. Real Madrid are also forced to improve after the match with Cadiz. I am sure Ancelotti will properly set up the team for the next round.
We look at Spain. Support me with “likes”. I hope we will be able to get there this time too.