ATH Vs ATL Dream 11 Prediction: Atletico Madrid look to make a return into the top 4 and make a late surge towards ascertaining a spot in the top 4.
Suffering two draws on the spin right before the 2019-20 edition of La Liga was curtailed due to the Coronavirus invoked lockdown, Atletcio Madrid saw their dwindling form result in them crashing out of the top 4. With just the two wins in their last five encounters, the side is currently in 6th place with the solitary point pushing them away from a spot in next season’s Champions League.
It’s been a season fraught with inconsistencies for the club, one which has seen them endure a tottering time in the league. The side has failed to embrace the battle for the title with its lacklustre attacking contingent seeing the side suffer a spate of uninspired and drab draws.
While they still remain outright favourites to hammer down on a spot in the top 4 despite being in the midst of such a lacklustre season, the side will need to dwell deep into its repertoire of resources if it has to make it into next season’s Champions League. And one such strict and stern outing awaits them today with the side being paired off against Athletic Bilbao.
Defeating Real Valladolid 4-1 in their last encounter in the league too register two wins on the bounce, Athletic Bilbao were in fine touch right before the league was halted. Akin to Atletico Madrid’s their defence is a sound and compact unit, a team which will dole out a stringiest test to Atletcio Madrid.
This is going to be a closely contested, low scoring affair, a fixture which we envision curbing in a 1-1 draw.
Probable Playing 11
- Inigo is going to be sitting out for the home side today owing to his prevelant injury.
- Sime fails to make the cut for Atletico Madrid with the player struggling with his injury at the moment.
Simon, Yuri, Martinez, Alvarez, Capa, Vesga, D Garcia, Cordoba, Muniain, Williams, R Garcia
Oblak, Trippier, Gimenez, Savic, Lodi, Koke, Saul, Llorente, Carrasco, Morata, Costa
La Liga 2019-20
Match: Athletic Bilbao Vs Atletico Madrid
Date And Time: 14th June, Sunday- 5:30am IST
Venue: Estadio San Mamés, Bilbao
- R Garcia: 9 Goals
- Morata: 8 Goals
Atletico Madrid Vs Sevilla: 2-2
Real Valladolid Vs Athletic Bilbao: 1-4
Dream 11 Picks
Jan Oblak from Atletcio Madrid was an instant pick for us in this ambit of our Dream 11 side. Touted as one of the most pristine goal-keepers for quite some seasons now, the shot stopper has stamped down his authority in the league once again this season with a string of worldclass saves which made him a must have for the contest.
Diego Simeone has brought about a culture of excellence in Atletico Madrid’s defence, transforming the side into one of the most mean and stern defensive units in the footballing fraternity. The side’s awareness, compactness, ability to align itself and move in unison has been hailed persistently, attributes which have seen them concede a frugal 21 goals this season.
This figure paired with the fact that Athletic Bilbao have scored on a measly 2 occasions in the league meant it was prudent of us to rope in a duo from the side. It comprises of Kieran Trippier who has three goals along with Jose Gimenez.
Elsewhere, Ander Capa has strung together the four assists to his name for the home side, a figure which alludes towards his quirky brand as an attacking fullback.
This docket of our side will begin with the selection of Saul Niguez from the visting team. Across the course of march, the player managed to punch above his weight and stand tall amongst his counterparts owing to his ability to layup the ball for his counterparts along with pop up with a goal as well
The 4 assists for Koke see him join up from the side as well while we are venturing in with a partnership from Athletic Bilbao as well. The duo is constituted of Iker Muniain who has piled on the four goals and two assists with Dani Garcia being roped in alongside him.
Alvaro Morata was waning in form when the league broke off but the side’s top scorer did manage to score once against Liverpool in the Champions League. His 8 goals this season make him an indispensible pick with Angel Correa who has the 5 goals and 6 assists coming in to partner him up.
Elsewhere, the home side will find representation in the electric Inaki Williams who gripping performances have seen him score on 6 occasions this season.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Spearheading his side’s attack in March, Saul will captain our side while Williams is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Oblak, Giminez, Trippier, Capa, Saul, Koke, Garcia, Muniain, Morata, Correa, Williams
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Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.