Real Madrid vs Athletic Club 2023/24: Team news, predicted line-ups & kick off time

League leaders Real Madrid will be looking to start the final stretch of the season with a win when they welcome in-form Athletic Club to the Santiago Bernabéu on Sunday night.

Los Blancos are currently top of the LaLiga table with a game in hand, five points ahead of second-placed Barcelona who beat Las Palmas 1-0 on Saturday. Athletic Club are currently fourth, one point ahead of Atletico Madrid in the fight for the last Champions League spot.

Here’s everything you need to know about the clash.

Team news

Carlo Ancelotti will be without the services of Thibaut Courtois and David Alaba who are nursing long term injuries. Vinicius Junior will also miss out through suspension.

As for Athletic Club, both Nico Williams, Unai Simon and Yuri Berchiche are out through injury.

Predicted line-ups

Real Madrid (4-3-1-2):


Carvajal — Rüdiger — Tchouaméni — Mendy

Valverde — Kroos — Camavinga


Brahim — Rodrygo

Athletic Club (4-2-3-1):


De Marcos — Vivian — Yeray  — Lekue

Benat — D. Garcia

I. Williams — Sancet — Berenguer


Head-to-head results (Last Five Games)

Real Madrid: 3 Wins
Draws: 1
Athletic Club: 1 Win

Last meeting: Athletic Club 0-2 Real Madrid.

Kick-off time

Real Madrid host Athletic Club on Sunday with kick-off scheduled at 21:00 CET.

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