Zinedine Zidane takes his Real Madrid side to Bilbao on Sunday afternoon to face Athletic Club with the manager knowing his team have little margin for error in La Liga.
Los Blancos are two points behind leaders Atletico Madrid with two games to play and, realistically, the reigning champions will have to win both of their matches to stand any chance of retaining their crown.
Athletic Club vs Real Madrid Latest Odds
The hosts have little but pride to play for, although the Basques are always motivated for a game against the most successful club in Spanish football.
Indeed, Athletic beat Real Madrid back in January on their way to lifting the Spanish Super Cup and another win is priced at 4/1 (5.00) with bet365.
Athletic Club vs Real Madrid Team News
The hosts are without full-back Ander Capa and have doubts over defenders Yuri Berchiche and Yeray Alvarez as well as captain Iker Muniain.
Madrid have serious problems in defence with their entire first-choice back-four of Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Rafael Varane and Ferland Mendy all likely to miss out.
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Thursday night saw Real Madrid pull off an impressive 4-1 win at Granada to keep themselves in the title race and Los Blancos pride themselves on always fighting until the end.
Athletic are also known for being a group of battlers, although their performance in going down 1-0 at relegation threatened Huesca was far from impressive.
Nevertheless, the Basques boast one of the best defensive records in the division at home and should be able to make Real work hard to break them down.
This fixture is usually extremely tight in Bilbao and backing another low-scoring cagey encounter appeals.
Athletic Club vs Real Madrid Tips and Predictions
Under 2.5 goals is priced at evens (2.00) and has paid out in five of the last seven league meetings between these two clubs.
Under 1.5 goals, meanwhile, has proved a winning selection in two of the last three league clashes and could appeal for a value bet at 3/1 (4.00).
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