Rise Against Efforts Bilbao Madrid
Jakarta – Real Madrid must quickly bounce back from last week’s muted Villarreal at the Santiago Bernabeu. Efforts to get back to winning ways this weekend will not be smooth because they have to pay a visit to Athletic Bilbao.
Score 1-1 when the host Villarreal at the end of last week to continue the graph looks Madrid who have not returned consistently after the turn of the year. After incised 22 consecutive wins before the new year, Madrid since the beginning of January already swallowed two defeats and a draw from 10 games in the Spanish league.
Madrid looks very hassles when it comes to dealing with a team that had a neat game scheme and have players with very good individual ability. What happens when dealing with Villarreal could happen during a visit to Bilbao on Saturday (07/03/2015) local time tomorrow.
Compared to last season – where they finish in the top four and can be a ticket to the Champions League for the first time in 16 years – Bilbao appearances this season is much decreased. Once frozen out of the Champions League, Bilbao last week by a 4-5 aggregate defeat by Torino in the last 16 of the Europa League. While in La Liga this time, the squad made by Ernesto Valverde is on the stairs 10 (W8 D6 L11).
Although the center limping, Bilbao has the potential to surprise Madrid. Successfully won the Copa del Rey final tickets is one of them. In the Spanish league they are also in trend can be okay after three wins, two draws and one defeat in his last six games.
Last season Bilbao became one of the five teams to beat Madrid. Colored red card for Cristiano Ronaldo, at San Mames Bilbao won 1-0.
Problem record of the meeting, Madrid has an outstanding record both on Bilbao: El Real won 17 times in the last 19 meetings. In addition, Madrid is also well still be the club with the best stats in the game away after winning 10 of the 13 tour and scored 39 goals in that period.
For the record, Madrid also won an absolute advantage over Bilbao at the beginning of this season. At the Santiago Bernabeu, Los Merengues won 5-0.