Go to bet365 and back the following single bet which would return £43.30 for a £10 stake (odds in brackets for UK and Europe):
X/1 at HT/FT on Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao (10/3, 4.33)
Real Madrid will try to remain undefeated for the ninth consecutive time in the league days before the restart of the Champions League. Zidane’s men have 6-2-0 since their last defeat in December 13. Their home record is 10-1-1. Only Barcelona managed a -more than convincing- victory in the Bernabeu. Third placed hosts are 1 point behind Atletico and 4 points from Barcelona who also has one game in hand. The possible gap from the top of the table is 7 points, but with a win against Bilbao it will look like it is a point. That’s until Barcelona plays but in Madrid they have to look their own results before expecting from the rivals to drop points. Bale and Marcelo are the most important absentees for Real.
Athletic has recently returned to good form but drew the crucial match against Villareal (0-0) in San Mames that kept the distance from 4th place to 10 points. Valverde’s team has improved a lot during the season which started by winning 4 points from the possible 18 in the first 6 games. Bilbao weakens away (4-2-6) and always face hard task when they play the top teams in their own ground. The odds offered in the away win (9.00 at bet365) show the difficulty for the visitors, but we expect them to manage Real’s pressing at least for half the first half. San José, Williams and Raul Garcia are all sidelined.
We will risk with a Half Time – Full Time selection. This is the X/1 and it pays 10/3 (4.33) with bet365.