The hosts haven't lost any of their last 15 meetings against Athletic Club in La Liga (W11 D4), winning the last six. This is their best-ever unbeaten run of consecutive matches against the Basque side in the competition.
Coach Carlo Ancelotti has stressed that he aims to finish in the second spot, after losing out on the title to Barcelona, and his troops must eke out the three points to confirm the runners-up slot, irrespective of other results. The Italian has lost just one of his seven meetings with Athletic in the league and would hope to better that record over the weekend.
Meanwhile, Ernesto Valverde's side have all to play for as they are vying for a Europa Conference League qualifying spot. They are level on points with Osasuna but have an inferior head-to-head record which means even if they win against Los Blancos, they have to hope that Osasuna drop points against Girona.
They are not the sole contenders for the seventh spot with Girona and Rayo Vallecano also fighting for the European spot.
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Real Madrid vs Athletic Club kick-off time
|Date:||June 4, 2023|
|Kick-off time:||17:30 pm EDT|
The La Liga fixture between Real Madrid and Atheltic Club is scheduled to kick off at 17:30 pm BST in the UK on Sunday, June 4, 2023, at the Santiago Bernabeu.
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Team news & squads
Real Madrid team news
Karim Benzema's future hangs in the balance as there have been conflicting reports of him leaving the Spanish capital but the Madrid skipper will play on Sunday, which could well be his last appearance in a white shirt if he indeed leaves for Saudi Arabia.
Mariano Diaz and Marco Asensio are doubtful with muscular problems but Vinicius Jr. has recovered and should start again.
Real Madrid possible XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Alaba; Kroos, Camavinga, Valverde; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius
|Goalkeepers:||Courtois, Lunin, Luis Lopez|
|Defenders:||Vallejo, Odriozola, Lucas Vazquez, Rudiger, Nacho, Alaba, Mendy.|
|Midfielders:||Kroos, Camavinga, Valverde, Tchouameni, Modric.|
|Forwards:||Hazard, Benzema, Vinicius JR., Rodrygo.|
Athletic Club team news
Valverde will likely miss Ander Herrera, Dani Garcia, Inigo Martinez, Jon Morcillo and Yeray Alvarez with injuries.
However, Nico Williams will return to the starting XI and will likely replace Gorka Guruzeta to pair up with Inaki Williams up front.
Athletic Club possible XI: Simon; De Marcos, Vivian, Paredes, Yuri; Vesga, Sancet; Berenguer, Muniain, N Williams; I Williams
|Goalkeepers:||Simon, Agirrezabala, Iru,|
|Defenders:||Vivian, Paredes, Berchiche, Lekue, Capa, De Marcos.|
|Midfielders:||Vesga, Vencedor, Zarraga, Sancet, Muniain, Berenguer.|
|Forwards:||N. Williams, I. Williams, Guruzeta, R. Garcia.|
In the past meetings, Real Madrid have won four matches while Athletic have triumphed on one occasion.
|23/01/2023||Athletic 0-2 Real Madrid||La Liga|
|04/02/2022||Athletic 1-0 Real Madrid||Copa del Rey|
|17/01/2022||Athletic 0-2 Real Madrid||Super Cup|
|23/12/2021||Athletic 1-2 Real Madrid||La Liga|
|02/12/2021||Real Madrid 1-0 Athletic||La Liga|