Real Madrid square off against Athletic Bilbao in the Supercopa de Espana semi-final on Thursday. The match will be played at La Rosaleda on January 14 and kick off at 1:30 AM (Friday, January 15) Have a look at our RM vs ATH Dream11 prediction and playing 11 among other match details.
Real Madrid’s topsy turvy run in the LaLiga has seen them win only 2 of their last four games. Their last outing in the league saw them play out a frustrating goalless draw against Osasuna. Los Blancos are currently ranked second in the league table as they have managed to win 11 matches, draw four, and ended up losing 3 games from their 18 league fixtures. With 37 points their name, the Madrid outfit is 4 points away from the league leaders Athletico Madrid.
Athletic Bilbao, on the other hand, now has Marcelino Gracia at the helm of the club as the Spaniard replaced Gaizka Garitano last week. Marcelino's first match in charge ended up badly as the Basque outfit suffered a narrow 3-2 loss to Barcelona. Athletic Bilbao's manager will be looking to get his first win as the club's new manager and knocking out Real Madrid will be a perfect way for him to announce his arrival.
The winner of this tie will go on to play against Cataluna giants FC Barcelona. The Blaugrana side saw their match against Real Sociedad go into penalties as Barcelona went on to win the game by riding on Marc-Andre Ter Stegen's fantastic display between the sticks.
Real Madrid- Courtois, Ramos, Varane, Vazquez, Mendy, Casemiro, Modric, Asensio, Kroos, Hazard, Benzema
Athletic Bilbao - Simon, Nunez, Capa, Balenziaga, De Marcos, Martinez, Vencedor, Vesga, Muniain, Garcia, Williams
Goalkeeper - U Simon
Defenders - I. Martinez, S. Ramos, M. Balenziaga, F. Mendy
Midfielders - M. Vesga, E. Hazard, M. Asensio, T. Kroos (VC)
Strikers - I. Williams, K. Benzema (C)
Captain- K. Benzema or I. Williams
Vice-Captain- M. Vesga or M. Asensio
With a chance to win top silverware up for grabs, we expect Real Zidane to field his best 11 as the French man looks to adds another trophy in his cabinet. Real Madrid boast of a strong team with great quality while Athletic are still finding their feet under their new manager. We expect an easy win for Los Blancos at the end of the 90 minutes.
Prediction - Real Madrid 2 - Athletic Bilbao 0
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