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Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid, 2021 La Liga: Predicted lineups

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Real Madrid visit Athletic Bilbao needing to score the three points in order to keep putting some pressure on Atletico de Madrid. Marcelo is back with the team after missing Thursday’s match against Granada but Castilla left-back Miguel Gutierrez has been so impressive that he might actually keep the starting job for the last two games of the season.

Athletic Bilbao predicted XI: Simon, Marcos, Nuñez, Martinez, Balenziaga, Garcia, Vencedor, Berenguer, Morcillo, Villalibre, Sancet.

Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois, Odriozola, Militao, Nacho, Gutierrez, Casemiro, Valverde, Modric, Asensio, Vinicius, Benzema.

Rodrygo and Asensio have been making an impact lately but Zidane will likely still trust Vinicius unless he decides to start Hazard once again. Odriozola will return to the right-back spot trying to prove that he deserves to stay in the club past this summer after his solid recent games.

Athletic Bilbao have nothing to play for anymore but will be a tough team to beat at San Mames, where they’ve been completing quality performances since Marcelino took over as their coach.


Date: 05/16/2021

Time: 18:30 CET (local time), 12:30pm EST.

Venue: San Mames, Bilbao, Spain.

Available TV: BeIN Sports (USA), Movistar La Liga (Spain)

Available Streaming: BeIN Sports Connect (USA), Fubo.TV (USA).

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