Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao will take place at Santiago Bernabéu on Sunday, 22nd December.
The hosts are currently placed on second spot with just 3 points short of leading Barcelona with a game to spare. If they come up victorious against Athletic Club, they will level points with the Catalans but will remain on their current position in the table due to the goal difference.
While Bilbao sit on 8th spot with 27 points, but if they manage to outscore their weekend opponents, they will go to Christmas break with at least 7th position on the table.
Los Blancos will once again head in to the match without Lucas Vazquez, Marco Asensio, Marcelo and Eden Hazard due to injuries.
James Rodriguez will remain sidelined, although he took part in training this week.
Meanwhile, Casemiro is suspended as he was booked against Barcelona. Luka Modric could replace him in the midfield alongside Toni Kroos and Federico Valverde.
Rodrygo Goes is likely to replace Gareth Bale in the front.
For Bilbao, Ander Capa will miss out due to suspension he picked up against Eibar last week.
Oscar de Marcos, Yeray Alvarez, Artiz Aduriz and Iker Muniain are all unavailable due to injuries.
Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao Predicted Lineups
Courtois, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy, Valverde, Modric, Kroos, Rodrygo, Benzema, Isco
Unai, Lekue, Martinez, Nunez, Berchiche, D Garcia, San Jose, Williams, U Lopez, Cordoba, R Garcia
Match Predictions Real Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao
Real Madrid have been in great form at home recently. Zinedine Zidane’s side has come out victorious in 6 of their last 7 matches, while their weekend opponents have just won a single game in their last ten games across all competitions.
Madrid would like to win this contest as they head in to Christmas break which might as well be the case as they are in an impressive form.
Predicted Score: Real Madrid 2-0 Athletic Club
Real Madrid versus Athletic Bilbao Head-to-Head
The last time these two teams played each other, Real Madrid won by 3-0.
Out of former 26 wins, Los Blancos have won 24.
Athletic Bilbao have just a single win at this venue in the last 20 years.
Real Madrid versus Athletic Bilbao TV Live Stream Info
Where to Watch
Competition: La Liga
Date: Sunday, 22nd December 2019
Kick-off at: 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid