This evening’s most intriguing La Liga clash offers football betting fans good odds on Athletic Bilbao to beat championship hopefuls Real Madrid at San Mames.
A successful £10 bet on Los Leones would return £46 and with Joaquin Caparros’ men sitting in fifth place and playing at home, there is a realistic chance of victory.
Their prospects have been boosted by the news that striker Karim Benzema has been left out of the visitors’ squad for the match.
The Frenchman has been struggling with a thigh injury since pulling up in his country’s match against Croatia and is set to miss out, despite reports that he was close to a return.
Also absent from Jose Mourinho’s side will be midfield trio Sami Khedira, Fernando Gago and Pedro Leon, who are all nursing injuries.
However, bwin users might fancy a flutter on Brazilian midfielder Kaka or Argentinean striker Gonzalo Higuain, who both return to the side.
Those betting on bwin.com can expect to get odds of 5/1 on Kaka to score the first goal, which would return £60 on a successful £10 bet.
Higuain is priced slightly shorter at 4/1, which would offer a return of £50 on a £10 bet should the prolific forward bag the game’s first goal.
On Athletic’s side, Spanish international Fernando Llorente has 15 goals in La Liga this term and is attractively priced at 6/1 to notch first, which would offer winners a return of £70 on a £10 bet if he manages to put his side in front first.
Those who like to play it safe might opt for a 3/1 bet on Cristiano Ronaldo, who has racked up an impressive 27 goals in the league this season.
Real Madrid need the win to stay in the title race as they are currently eight points behind leaders Barcelona.
They are definitely rated as favourites, with bwin giving odds of 67/100 on an away win.
A successful £10 bet on a draw between Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid would return £38 at bwin.com. New customers can register here to receive a £25 free bet.