Real Madrid predicted lineup vs Athletic Bilbao, Preview, Prediction, Latest Team News, Livestream: La Liga 2021/22 Gameweek 19

MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 16: Marco Asensio (L) of Real Madrid CF celebrates scoring their opening goal with teammate Daniel Carvajal (L) during the Supercopa de Espana Final 2nd Leg match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on August 16, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Real Madrid have been dominant in La Liga this season, sitting pretty at the top 8 points above nearest challengers Sevilla. They will hope to extend their lead at the summit when they visit Bilbao, and we at Alley Sport bring you the Real Madrid predicted lineup vs Athletic Bilbao, Preview, Prediction, Latest Team News and Livestream info from this suspenseful Gameweek 19 fixture of La Liga 2021/22 season.

Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Preview and Livestream

Not just because of usual challengers Barca’s desperate situation, but also through their own attacking verve and brilliance, Real Madrid have got themselves into a comfortable position at the apex of the Spanish League. With city neighbours Atletico Madrid also faltering, 13 points and 4 places behind, a more perfect situation could not exist for Los Blancos fans at the moment. Propelled by Karim Benzema’s 13 goals and 7 assists, the white half of Madrid have been superb under the guidance of Carlo Ancelotti. Madrid fans will definitely expect a similar dominant performance from their team as they visit Bilbao this gameweek.

In a tale of contrasting fortunes, luck has not favoured Athletic Club of Bilbao this season. Los Leones put in a timid performance at the Bernabéu just a couple of weeks back in a disappointing 1-0 defeat. Marcelino’s men will need to learn and adapt quickly from that result if they want to climb from 11th place in the table and get closer to achieving their European ambitions this season.

Real Madrid predicted lineup vs Athletic Bilbao, Preview, Prediction, Latest Team News, Livestream: La Liga 2021/22 Gameweek 19 (Image Source: Getty Images)
Real Madrid predicted lineup vs Athletic Bilbao, Preview, Prediction, Latest Team News, Livestream: La Liga 2021/22 Gameweek 19 (Image Source: Getty Images)

Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao takes place at the San Mames Barria Stadium in Bilbao on Wednesday, 22nd December 2021 at 08:30 PM GMT. This means that the game will start at 01:30 PM EST and 12:30 PM PST on the same day- 22nd December. The Indian fans will see the game kick-off at 2:00 AM IST on the next day, Thursday 23rd December.

La Liga will be broadcast live in India on the Viacom18 Entertainment Network, streamed live on the MTV Channel in India. UK fans can catch the game on La Liga TV and Free Sports, who are the official broadcasters of the Spanish La Liga in the United Kingdom. ESPN+ hold the broadcasting rights for the United States viewers.

Real Madrid predicted lineup vs Athletic Bilbao and Team News

Injuries: Dani Carvajal remains the only long-term injury doubt from a Real Madrid squad ravaged by COVID-19 infections since a few weeks.

COVID: About 15 players from the first-team squad have reportedly tested positive for the virus in the past few weeks. A lot of players including Marcelo and Modric, returned negative tests from the most recent round of testing, but it remains unclear how many and what part these players will have to play against Bilbao.

Karim Bezema features as always in our Real Madrid predicted lineup vs Athletic Bilbao, La Liga 2021/22 Gameweek 19 (Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
Karim Bezema features as always in our Real Madrid predicted lineup vs Athletic Bilbao, La Liga 2021/22 Gameweek 19 (Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Real Madrid predicted lineup vs Athletic Bilbao

Here is our Real Madrid predicted lineup vs Athletic Bilbao:

Formation: 4-3-3

GK: Thibaut Courtois

LB: Ferland Mendy

CB: David Alaba

CB: Eder Militao

RB: Lucas Vazquez

CM: Toni Kroos

CDM: Casemiro

CM: Eduardo Camavinga

LW: Vinicius Junior

ST: Karim Benzema

RW: Eden Hazard

Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction

Despite being impacted by a coronavirus outbreak, we see Real Madrid coming out as victors in this one. Ancelotti will be able to field a pretty strong XI to face Bilbao, who have found it tough to win matches in La Liga this season. All of these facts point us to predict a simple 3-1 win for Real Madrid with Hazard among the goals.

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