After Barcelona dropped more points at home to Atletico Madrid, Zinedine Zidane’s side took full advantage against Getafe on Thursday with Sergio Ramos sealing the win from the penalty spot.
With the Catalans not in action again until Sunday evening – another tricky game away to fifth place Villarreal – Los Blancos will be desperate to take another step towards the Spanish title.
Date, venue and kick-off time
Athletic Club vs Real Madrid will be held at San Mames at 1pm BST today.
Prediction: Athletic Club 0-1 Real Madrid
San Mames is very an easy place to visit but Real have been relentless since the restart, winning six straight games to take control of the title race.
A narrow win for the visitors.
How to watch
With games due to be shown on TV on Channel 435 on Sky, fans can also live stream the matches online via the Premier Player app.
Pre-match coverage will start at 12pm BST.
Raphael Varane was forced off with a head injury against Getafe and is likely to be assessed ahead of Sunday.
Eden Hazard was left out of the squad for that mid-week clash in the capital and is in line for a return.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
The Basques held Real to a goalless draw at the Bernabeu just before Christmas
Betting odds and tips
- Athletic to win: 4/1
- Real Madrid to win: 3/4
- Draw: Between 13/5
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