Atletico Madrid v Athletic Bilbao Betting: Back hosts to bid farewell to Vicente Calderon with win

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The side from the Spanish capital will be looking for a win in the final game of the season and we think they will end the campaign with three points

While Atletico Madrid have nothing to play for with third spot already secured, Sunday's last game of the season at home to Athletic Bilbao will be a special occasion.

The match will be the last one played at Atleti's iconic Estadio Vicente Calderon before Los Rojiblancos move to a bigger, more modern and infinitely less charismatic and historic stadium in the summer.

Diego Simeone's men will be looking to end their time at the Calderon therefore on a high and it is perhaps fitting that they should face the hitherto biggest club in Spain to have recently moved home.

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Athletic left their emblematic San Mames stadium four years to move to a new ground bearing the same name on the same site and the move has been less traumatic than many expected.

Indeed, the Basques remain extremely strong in their own stadium with only Real Madrid and Barcelona picking up more points at home this season, yet on the road they have been poor. Athletic have lost 10 matches away from home this season with only bottom club Granada and relegation threatened Leganes scoring fewer goals on the road.

Betfair offer the final visitors to the Calderon at 17/10 (2.70) to spoil the party, yet in truth the smart money has to go on a home win at the unmissbale price of evens (2.00).

GFX Atletico Madrid Athletic Bilbao betting

Atletico have won nine of their last 11 home matches in La Liga and in the 18 league matches they have played at the Calderon this term, they have conceded just 13 goals, the lowest total in the division by some way. They should be able to keep a goal-shy Athletic at bay, while at the same time giving their stadium the approriate send-off that a victory would bring.

Furthermore, Atleti have won six of their last seven home games against Athletic in all competitions, which further underlines what a solid selection a home win apperars to be. 

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Atletico Madrid to win at evens (2.00) for a 3pt stake with Betfair


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