Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao: In the second semifinal of the Super Copa Espana/Spanish Super Cup, the struggling Atletico Madrid will face Athletic Bilbao at King Fahd International Stadium. Both sides will look to win the game and advance to face Real Madrid/Barcelona in the finals.
After securing the title last term, Atletico Madrid have faltered this season. They find themselves in the fourth position. In their recent game, they finished at 2-2 against Villareal.
On the other hand, Athletic Bilbao are in the ninth position in the Spanish top-flight. They indulged in a 0-0 stalemate against Deportivo Alaves in the recent game week in La Liga.
Match: Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao
Date and Time: 14th January, 12:30 AM IST
Venue: King Fahd International Stadium
Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Head-to-Head
Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao have played 44 games and the Rojiblancos have always had an upper hand. They have 25 wins in these games. When both sides met last time, it ended in a stalemate.
Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Team News
Atletico Madrid: Diego Simeone will miss the services of Antonio Griezmann for the semifinals. The manager is also doubtful over the availability of Stefan Savic for the fixture.
Athletic Bilbao: Though Bilbao have no confirmed absentees, they have multiple doubts for the game. Ander Capa, Unai Nunez, Asier Villalibre and Yuri Berchiche are struggling with fitness woes and will find it hard to make it to the fixture.
Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Probable Playing XI
Atletico Madrid: Jan Oblak, Mario Hermoso, Jose Gimenez, Renan Lodi, Marcos Llorente, Rodrigo De Paul, Koke, Thomas Lemar, Yannick Carrasco, Angel Correa, Luis Suarez
Athletic Bilbao: Unai Simon, Mikel Balenziaga, Inigo Martinez, Yeray Alvarez, Oscar De Marcos, Unai Vencedor, Dani Garcia, Iker Muniain, Alex Berenguer, Oihan Sancet, Inaki Williams
Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao D11 Team
Jan Oblak, Jose Gimenez, Oscar De Marcos, Inigo Martinez, Koke, Iker Muniain, Yannick Carrasco, Rodrigo de Paul, Luis Suarez ©, Inaki Williams, Angel Correa (VC)
Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Probable Winners
Athletic Bilbao are the defending champions of the tournament and will look to continue their streak. On the other hand, Atletico Madrid needs to get out of their poor form in the league. We predict a resilient clash between two sides with Atletico Madrid winning the tie.
Prediction: Atletico Madrid 2-0 Athletic Bilbao
Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Live Stream
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