This will be their first real challenge of the year and William Hill price Madrid at 4/6 (1.65) for the win. Athletic for their part suffered their first defeat in their new stadium on Thursday going down 2-1 against Atletico Madrid, but in the league they remain unbeaten.
They inflicted Barcelona's hitherto only league defeat of the season back in December and are offered at 7/2 (4.50) to claim another scalp.
Despite Madrid's record breaking defensive run, both teams to score is offered at just 2/5 (1.40) yet that is understandable given that Athletic have scored in every home game they have played this season.
It is highly conceivable then that over 2.5 goals is on the cards, but that is reflected in the price of 4/11 (1.44).
That selection become infinitely more appealing when combined with a Real Madrid, with that double selection offered at 19/20 (1.95). Five out of Athletic's last six home league games have seen three or more goals, and with Madrid in strong form, a high scoring away win looks on the cards.
|Real Madrid to win and over 2.5 goals scored at 19/20 (1.95) for a 2.5pt stake with William Hill
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