• Atletico Madrid winger Nicolas Gaitan.

Atletico Madrid winger Nicolas Gaitan. (Photo : Getty Images)

Contending teams Athletic Bilbao (8-6-4, 28 points) and Atletico Madrid (10-4-4, 34 points) are scheduled to face one another in a 2016-2017 La Liga season match on Jan. 22, Sunday at the San Mamés Stadium.

Start Time and Streaming Info

The game starts at 10:15 a.m. ET. It can be viewed live online thru FuboTV.

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Athletic Bilbao has been mercurial in their last six matches with two wins, two draws, and two losses. The team is currently settled in the seventh spot of the league table, only six points behind the fourth and last Champions League qualifying berth for next season presently held by Atletico Madrid and three points below the final Europa League spot occupied by Villarreal.

In their most recent La Liga fixture last Saturday, Los Leones was held to a 0-0 tie by newly-promoted side CD Leganes on the road at the Butarque Stadium for their second straight drawn match, as per Sofa Score.

It was also the second consecutive goalless draw for head coach Ernesto Valverde's side as the team seemed to be having issues with their goalscoring in the past few weeks.

Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid was able to squeak out a 1-0 victory over lowly squad Real Betis at their home ground of Vicente Calderón Stadium also last Saturday, Goal reported.

Argentine winger Nicolas Gaitan scored what proved to be the winning goal early in the eighth minute for head coach Diego Simeone's squad with a left-footed shot from the left side of the box.

Both teams went scoreless after that as Los Colchoneros preserved the one-point lead until time ran out.

The win was the third straight for Atleti, who had been unbeaten in five of their last six matches, to remain in the fourth spot of the Spanish top flight table. They are now four games behind third-running team Barcelona and six and five points below top two teams Real Madrid and Sevilla.

Prediction and Predicted Lineup

The predicted result is a close 2-1 victory for Atletico Madrid.

Athletic Bilbao starting lineup (4-2-3-1 formation): Iraizoz; Balenziaga, Laporte, Lekue, Boveda; Muniain, Garcia; San Jose, Williams, Iturraspe; Aduriz

Atletico Madrid starting lineup (4-4-2 formation): Moya; Luis, Godin, Vrsaljko, Savic; Gaitan, Koke, Niguez, Gabi; Torres, Griezmann