La Liga leaders Real Madrid are looking to make it five league wins in a row when they host Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday.
Madrid are coming off a 2-1 win against Sevilla on the weekend that leaves them top with 33 points, 4 clear of second place Atletico.
Meanwhile, Bilbao are without a win in their last five matches and are in 8th place with 20 points.
The visitors were held to a 2-2 draw by Granada in a dramatic encounter at San Mames on Friday.
Madrid have come alive this season and with the massive improvement of Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema’s prowess, they are favorites ahead of the clash.
What time does Real Madrid vs Bilbao start?
The game kicks off at 11pm Kenyan time at the Santiago Bernabeau.
Real Madrid vs Bilbao team news
Dani Ceballos, Eden Hazard, Gareth Bale and potentially Rodrygo are all absent for this tie due to injury.
Karim Benzema, who has scored 11 goals in 13 games, will lead the attacking line and Vinicius is set to be his main partner up front.
In the back line, Eder Militao and David Alaba, who scored over the weekend, are set to maintain their partnership.
For the visitors, Inigo Martinez and Yuri Berchiche are still sidelined.
Inaki Williams is pushing for an inclusion back into the starting XI to partner with Raul Garcia up front.
Real Madrid vs Bilbao head to head
Madrid have put daylight between them and the visitors when it comes to matches played between them, winning 33 out of the 49 played.
Bilbao have only managed 9 wins, while the remaining 7 have ended in a draw.
Real Madrid vs Bilbao current form
The hosts have won all of their last 5 matches, scoring 13 times and conceding just four.
Bilbao on the other hand, have drawn four times and lost once in their recent run of five matches.
Real Madrid vs Bilbao prediction
With the form that both teams are on, it is very hard to see Madrid not winning this game. It could be a cagey affair but the hosts are favorites to get all three points.