Atleti have been nowhere near their best this season, and it has likely affected their position in the league table a bit. But they still are one of the very best teams in Spain, and lately they have been desperately trying to improve their form.
This Thursday, they appear in the semis of the Super Cup, and they have the fortune not to take on one of the two titans – Barca or Real Madrid. And Diego Simeone will be keen to make it count.
Bilbao have had a rough season in 2021-22. They have seldom won games, and they have also struggled quite a bit defensively. Moreover, they have been finding it hard to deliver good performances while away from home.
And with them having an inferior h2h record as well, expect a hard-fought win for Atleti this match-day at the King Fahd International Stadium.
Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Head-to-head (h2h) The latest encounter had ended in a 0-0 draw. Simeone’s men had recorded 13 of the past 15 overall wins.
They had scored two or more goals in seven of the former eleven meetings. Six of the preceding eleven clashes had three or more goals. Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction & Analysis
Atleti just recorded a 2-2 draw on the road against reigning Europa League champions Villarreal. They had also won their two fixtures before that, and one of this was against the seventh-placed Vallecano.
On the other hand, Bilbao were held to a goalless draw by the 17th placed Alaves. They were also winless in 10 of their former 13 overall fixtures, and they had won just thrice on the road since May.
Taking into account these observations, as well as past h2h stats, expect a win for Atleti this Thursday at the King Fahd Stadium.