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Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Average Athletic Bilbao unlikely to trouble Real Madrid

Valencia may have to grind out victory over Getafe

Zinedine Zidane felt an obligation to strengthen Real Madrid's identity as a possession-based team
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Valencia v Getafe Sky Sports Football, 6.30pm
Valencia were beaten at Barcelona last time out but they are seriously strong at home with eight wins in their last ten matches - the two exceptions were losses to Barca and Real Madrid.

Los Che are heading for a return to the Champions League, although Getafe can be awkward opponents. Nine of their 12 La Liga defeats this season were by just one goal. 

Recommendation
Valencia to win by one goal
1pt 5-2 Sky Bet

Key stat
Valencia have won their last five home matches.

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Real Madrid v Athletic Bilbao Sky Sports Football, 8.30pm
Zinedine Zidane has been busy rotating his side, prioritising his side's run to the Champions League semi-finals, but Real Madrid should still have few problems overcoming an average Athletic outfit.

When Real are at their best they usually start quickly and they have been leading at the break in 17 of their 20 La Liga wins this season.

Recommendation
Real Madrid-Real Madrid double result
1pt 8-11 general

Key stat
Athletic have kept only two away clean sheets this season.

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Getafe can be awkward opponents. Nine of their 12 La Liga defeats this season were by just one goal
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