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Real Madrid v Athletic Bilbao: How to watch, TV channel, head-to-head stats & team news

La Liga leaders Real Madrid welcome Champions League-chasing Athletic Bilbao to the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday evening.

Real Madrid v Athletic Bilbao

How to watch Real Madrid v Athletic Bilbao and TV channel

Real Madrid v Athletic Bilbao will be available to watch live in the UK on Viaplay Sports 1.

Real Madrid v Athletic Bilbao kick-off time, date and venue

The clash between Real Madrid v Athletic Bilbao will take place at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid on Sunday 31st March, 2024, with kick-off at 20:00 BST.

Real Madrid v Athletic Bilbao head-to-head record (H2H)

Real Madrid have established control of the La Liga title race after four wins in their last six games, while surprise package Girona have lost four times in the same sequence to drop into third.

Madrid are unbeaten at home in the league, with 12 wins and two draws - conceding only seven times.

Bilbao start the weekend in fourth spot, with Champions League qualification in their sights in an apparent duel with Atletico Madrid. They've won back-to-back games, but were beaten 2-0 in the reverse fixture in August.

Real Madrid

43

Draw

11

Athletic Bilbao

14

Real Madrid team news

Brazilian forward Vinicius Junior serves a one-game ban for accumulating bookings, but England's Jude Bellingham is back in the picture after his own ban.

Boss Carlos Ancelotti will be without Eduardo Camavinga as well as Thibaut Courtois and David Alaba, but Dani Ceballos is back in training after a calf issue.

Brahim Diaz is expected to get his chance to shine with Vinicius Junior out.

Athletic Bilbao team news

Aitor Paredes returns from his suspension and will be available for selection, though he is said to be carrying a slight knock.

Bilbao are sweating on the fitness of Inigo Ruiz de Galarreta, while Yuri Berchiche is out with a hamstring problem. Ander Herrera and Inigo Ruiz de Galarreta face late fitness assessments.

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