Atletico de Madrid vs Athletic Club: Analysis & Picks 2/19/2023

Atletico de Madrid vs Athletic Club: Analysis & Picks 2/19/2023

February 17, 2023



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Atlético Madrid will look to start a win streak after their recent 0-1 La Liga win against Celta Vigo. Their previous match showcased a more direct approach to their usual counter attacking style of play, Atlético Madrid managed 53% possession with 10 shots including 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Atlético Madrid was Memphis Depay. Atlético is not known for their offensive prowess, normally relying more on their backline to keep matches on the 1-3 goals maximum line.

Their most recent results highlight the fact that their defense continues to be hyper aggressive, however this time around they seem more shaky when playing with a back 4.


As for Athletic Bilbao, they are in the hunt for consistency moving into the next couple of weeks. Their most recent game ended 2-1 in their favor versus Valencia. For Athletic Bilbao, the scorers were Nico Williams and Oihan Sancet, however the result does not highlight what really happened in that match. Valencia recorded 18 attempts at goal with 8 on target, with Samu Castillejo being the sole scorer for the squad.


Let’s check the latest picks, La Liga news, stats and La Liga expert picks for Atletico vs Athletic. We’ve plenty of La Liga predictions for you to consider.


Valencia definitely had the upper hand in that game, and Athletic Bilbao fans are hoping for their defense to improve rather soon. Currently, Bilbao has conceded in 5 out of their last 6 games, receiving a total of 6 goals against them.


Looking at team news, Diego Simeone’s side is extremely happy, no major injuries are registered for his squad. However, Athletic Bilbao boss Ernesto Valverde has 2 key players out in the sidelines, Ander Herrera (Hamstring Injury) and Iñigo Martínez (Foot Injury).


We believe Athletic Bilbao are more than capable of achieving a goal in this head to head, however it will not be enough when your defense is extremely limited, especially versus counter attacking sides such as the likes of Atlético Madrid. Thus we take Atlético this time around.


Atletico de Madrid vs Athletic Club Game Information


  • Date: 02/19/2023
  • Time: 12:30 PM ET
  • Location: Estádio Cívitas Metropolitano (Madrid).
  • How to Watch Atletico vs Athletic: ESPN+
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Atletico vs Athletic Betting Lines


Atletico is +110 according to our Vegas La Liga Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $110. On the other side, Athletic is +295 according to the Vegas La Liga Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $295.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Atletico at a 47.62% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Athletic has 25.32% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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