Venue: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
Kick-off: 03:00 PM GMT / 10:00 AM EST
Real Madrid News
Real Madrid continued their pressure at the top of the table on Barcelona with a 2-1 victory over Granada last weekend but it has to be said that Los Blancos’ performance on the night was anything but convincing.
Nonetheless, results is what matters the most for Real Madrid at the moment and manager Zinedine Zidane will want his side to continue their good run of form when they play hosts to Athletic Club at the Santiago Bernabeu this weekend, in what should be a challenging encounter for the giants.
Injury Doubts: Gareth Bale, Pepe, Danilo Luiz da Silva, Marcelo
Real Madrid Probable Lineup: Navas, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Daniel Carvajal, R. Varane, L. Modrić, T. Kroos, Rodríguez , Isco, Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema
Athletic Club News
Athletic have enjoyed a decent season so far but it is clear that Ernesto Valverde’s men have a long way to go in order to be able to claim a place in the Champions League this season.
Athletic are currently on a good run of form after claiming seven points from a possible nine in their last three matches but the clash against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu this weekend is certain to be a real test of the mettle for the Basque side.
Injury Doubts: Xabier Etxeita, Raul Garcia, Ibai Gomez, Inaki Williams (Suspended), Mikel San José (Suspended)
Athletic Club Probable Lineup: Iraizoz, Saborit, Balenziaga, Bóveda, A. Laporte, Lekue, Susaeta , Beñat, Eraso, Aduriz, Munain
Athletic do not boast the best of records against Real Madrid but they have held Los Blancos to only two victories in their last four encounters.
Heading into Saturday’s clash though, it is clear to see that a rejuvenated Real Madrid under Zinedine Zidane are the favourites and should be able to claim a comfortable victory on the day.
Real Madrid 3 – 1 Athletic Club