Atletico Madrid v Athletic Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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With the visitors on a dreadful run of form, we are backing Diego Simeone's side to continue their incredibly strong La Liga record at home

Athletic have endured a deeply disappointing start to the season, with the Basques winless since the opening weekend of the campaign.

The fortunes of Eduardo Berizzo's side are unlikely to improve on Saturday as they visit the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano to face Atletico Madrid.

Diego Simeone's men enjoyed an excellent home win in the Champions League over Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday evening and will be looking to build on that showing after dropping points in La Liga last week against Leganes.

Latest odds

Los Rojiblancos have won four and drawn one of their five home league matches so far this term and bet365 offer them at 1/2 (1.50) to record another victory.

Inigo Martinez Athletic Bilbao

Athletic meanwhile, have won just one of the 15 away matches they have contested in La Liga in 2018 and that solitary victory came at the start of April. The Bilbao outfit are offered at 13/2 (7.50) with the draw available at 11/4 (3.75).

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Team news

Atletico were without a number of players for the midweek clash against Dortmund, with Diego Godin, Diego Costa, Koke, Stefan Savic and Thomas Lemar all missing through injury.

Athletic head to the Spanish capital with two major injury doubts as midfielder Raul Garcia and centre-back Yeray Alvarez both suffered knocks in Monday's defeat at Espanyol.

Saul Niguez Atletico Madrid 2018-19

Preview

While Athletic's away from has been far from impressive, the side from San Mames have consistently managed to score on the road.

Until Monday's 1-0 defeat at Espanyol, the Basques had netted in eight successive away games including at the Camp Nou and the Bernabeu where they earned 1-1 draws.

Whether they can score at the Wanda Metropolitano is another matter and this season Atleti have conceded just one goal in the five league matches they have contested there. 

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Tips and predictions

Both teams to score is offered at the eye-catching price of 13/8 (2.63) yet the reason those odds might seem generous is because of how strong Atletico are defensively particularly at home.

Atleti's last 13 home wins in La Liga have all come without conceding a goal and in the 24 league matches they have played since moving to the Wanda Metropolitano, Los Rojiblancos have conceded just nine times.

The hosts are offered at 20/21 (1.95) to win to nil once more and that looks like an excellent option. 

Prices correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly. 

Betting Banner - Best Bet Atletico to win to nil at 20/21 (1.95) for a 2.5pt stale with bet365

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