The Spanish La Liga is coming to an end. A draw at Nou Camp and the fact that Real did not manage to defeat Sevilla practically guarantees Atletico the championship.
Atletico beat Real Sociedad. At the end of the season, this was perhaps the most serious rival for Atletico. Atletico still has matches against Osasuna and Valladolid. The rest of the rivals are well aware that the results of La Liga depend only on Atletico.
In this round, Barcelona plays against unmotivated Celta, and Real goes to visit Athletic. Let’s talk about this game. All matches will start at the same time in Spain.
Athletic is no longer fighting for anything. Real Madrid entered the match against Granada in a very unusual line-up. This did not stop Real Madrid from winning 4: 1, but there was no such difference in the game. If Granada had not conceded two goals in a row, then who knows how it would have ended for Real. Real Madrid is well aware that at home Atletico is likely to win the match against Osasuna. The tactics will be built from this, but it is also important for Real not to let Barcelona go ahead.
I think that Real will play seriously, even if there was little time for preparation and recovery.
For Bilbao, Real Madrid has always been a principled rival. Another question is whether Athletic has any motivation for something to continue to fight in the championship. Real Madrid is motivated. I think it will be a cautious game, so I will choose Under 2.5.