Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
All eyes will be on Estadio Santiago Bernabeu when Real Madrid and Athletic Club face each other in a postponed La Liga game. Los Blancos came from behind to beat Sevilla on Sunday, with the team retaining top position in the standings. Carlo Ancelotti’s troops are eyeing their seventh consecutive win in all competitions, but the Italian tactician must warn his men against complacency.
All Gareth Bale, Dani Ceballos, and Eden Hazard remain in the recovery room, while Uruguay international Federico Valverde is pushing for a start. The Lions, on the other hand, dropped two points in a 2-2 draw with Granada. Considering that the Basques are not regarded as good travelers, we predict that the league leaders are going to pick up all three points from the match. Inigo Martinez is banned for the visitors, while all Berchiche, Nolaskoain, Villalibre, and Vivian should all miss out with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Karim Benzema):
Striker Karim Benzema came through his youth club Bron Terraillon in Olympique Lyon were he went through all the youth teams.
On January 15, 2005 Benzema made his debut for the first team of Lyon that season but did not have much playing time. In the 2007-2008 season he was indeed a permanent fixture in the team and he got his break . He grew that season right into a crowd favorite and clubs like Arsenal, Juventus, Manchester United, Real Madrid and AC Milan showed interest in him.
Benzema in 2008 (like 2005, 2006, and 2007) was in the champions with Olympique Lyon and had no interest in leaving France. In 2008, Karim was named best French footballer.
Highlighted Team (Athletic Bilbao):
Athletic Club (mostly known as Athletic de Bilbao) is a Spanish football club from the Bask region which is playing currently in the Primera Division. The club from Bilbao is playing in the highest Spanish division since its founded in 1928 and is next to Real Madrid and FC Barcelona for a longest period of time in the Primera Division. Athletic de Bilbao used to play until 2012 in the San Mames stadium (also known as La Catedral).
Since 2013 the club is playing in anew stadium. Athletic Bilbao is known for its rivalry with Real Madrid. Atletico Madrid was founded by Bask students in Madrid. The old relationship between both teams is visible in the red blue jerseys of both teams.
The second team Athletic de Bilbao is playing in the Segunda Division B in Spain. Athletic Bilbao won the Primera Division 8 times, the Copa del Rey 24 times, the Spanish super cup 2 times. Athletic de Bilbao didn’t won any prizes in Europe yet but managed to be the runner up in 1977 and 2012 in the UEFA cup.