Both sides come into the encounter looking to return to winning ways after they both failed to register all three points in their last La Liga games.

Second place Madrid were held to a barren draw by relegation-threatened Osasuna while Bilbao have not taken to the field since a 3-2 loss to Barcelona on January 6.

Either Barcelona or Real Sociedad will be lying in wait for whoever comes out on top in this fixture, all set for Sunday’s final.

Only Barcelona (13) have won the competition more times than Real Madrid (11) since its inception, and Los Blancos will be making their 17th appearance in the Supercopa when they take to the field on Thursday night.

What time does Madrid vs Bilbao start?

The game will kick off at 11pm Kenyan time at Estadio La Rosaleda.

Madrid vs Bilbao team news

Dani Carvajal has served his one-match suspension but is still expected to miss the fixture with a muscular injury, and he joins unlucky striker Luka Jovic on the sidelines.

Lucas Vazquez will keep his makeshift role as right back and Zinedine Zidane is not expected to make many changes to the side that drew against Osasuna, with Karim Benzema leading the attack.

Bilbao left-back Yuri Berchiche is still out after being forced off against Barcelona with a thigh problem.

Other than that, not many concerns for Bilbao as the front three of Inaki Williams, Raul Garcia and Iker Muniain the main focal point up front for the goals.

Madrid vs Bilbao head to head

Real Madrid boast a landslide advantage over their opponents, having won 32 out of 47 games played between them.

Bilbao have only been victorious 8 times whilst the remaining 7 have ended in a draw.

Madrid vs Bilbao current form

Zidane’s side are unbeaten in their last five outings, winning 3 and the other 2 resulting in a stalemates against Elche and most recently Osasuna.

As for Bilbao, they have drawn once against Vilarreal and won twice and lost a similar number of times in their previous five encounters.

Madrid vs Bilbao prediction

Judging by their form, player availability and previous success in this particular domestic competition, Real Madrid have the edge over Bilbao and this should be an easy win for Los Blancos.

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