Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid 03/12/2017
Having escaped with a narrow 3-2 win over Malaga last weekend, Real Madrid will continue to keep track of leaders Barcelona. The defending champions gained two points on the Catalans, who drew 1-1 with Valencia.
Disappointingly, Gareth Bale will miss this trip after feeling some discomfort in Tuesday’s Spanish Cup 2-2 draw with Fuenlabrada, where he made his return after two months out injured.
As for Athletico Bilbao, they are flirting dangerously with relegation, parked in 13th spot with also 13 points.
Both teams are set to broker through a transfer deal, as Real Madrid look like they have made Bilbao keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga their first January signing. The Spain international is in the final year of his contract.
Real Madrid have won five of their last six encounters against Bilbao.