The Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao La Liga match will take place this Sunday, September 1, 2013 (3:00 AM Pacific) at the Estadio Bernabeu. Real Madrid will play their third match of the season, where they have already won their first two matches. Meanwhile, Athletic Bilbao has an extremely difficult task as they will attempt to survive their visit to the Bernabeu; Athletic has also won their first two matches.
Real Madrid has been filled with rumors in the past week, as it has been loudly mentioned that Gareth Bale will sign with the ‘galacticos’. A side effect to that was that Kaka mentioned he wants to leave the club, as his playing time has diminished gravely. Rumors apart, Real Madrid has much to improve as their performances in their first two matches were not the greatest. They will have a strong opponent this Sunday, and while Bale has still not arrived, the team has more than enough talent to earn their third victory in the young season.
Athletic Bilbao started the league on the right foot as they have defeated Valladolid 2-1 in their first game, and Osasuna 2-0 last week. The team coached by Ernesto Valverde is not the favorite this Sunday against Real Madrid, but a tie will demonstrate the great form the team is in. Odds are against Athletic, as their last win against Real Madrid was in 2010 .
Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction
The Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao La Liga match will be quite interesting as the ‘Merengues’ have not played in their best form, while Athletic began the season with 2 wins. Nonetheless, the home team is the huge favorite, and anything other than a win will be a disappointment. The Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao match will end in a 3-1 win for the home side.
Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao TV Schedule
The Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao match will be televised this Sunday, September 1, 2013 on beIN Sport (USA & Español) at 3:00 AM Pacific.