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Where to watch Real Madrid vs Athletic Club live stream, TV channel, lineups, prediction for La Liga match


Real Madrid will be aiming to close in on the La Liga title as they host Athletic Club on March 31.

Los Blancos headed into the international break with an eight-point title lead over second place Barcelona and Carlo Ancelotti will be looking to secure another Spanish crown in the coming weeks.

If Real Madrid can secure the La Liga trophy with games to spare, Ancelotti will be able to switch focus to the UEFA Champions League, ahead of facing Manchester City in the quarterfinals next month.

Visitors Athletic Club are in the running for a Champions League spot for next season and they currently hold the edge over Atletico Madrid in the top-four race.

WATCH: Real Madrid vs Athletic Club with ESPN+ in the USA

Real Madrid vs Athletic Club kick off time

This La Liga clash kicks off at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday, March 31 at 9:00 p.m. local time in Madrid, Spain.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories around the globe:

*The UK switches to British Summer Time (BST) on March 31, all times below are inclusive of the change.

  Date Kickoff time
USA Sun, Mar. 31 3:00 p.m. ET
Canada Sun, Mar. 31 3:00 p.m. ET
UK Sun, Mar. 31 8:00 p.m. BST
Australia Mon, Apr. 1 6:00 a.m. AEDT
India Mon, Apr. 1 12:30 a.m. IST

Real Madrid vs Athletic Club live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this La Liga match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA ESPN Deportes Fubo, ESPN+,
Canada

TSN+

UK Viaplay Sports 1 Viaplay UK, La Liga TV
Australia Optus Sport
India Sports 18 3 JioTV


USA: This game is available on ESPN+, with Spanish language options on ESPN Deportes, and streaming on Fubo.

Canada: This game is available exclusively on TSN.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on demand on Optus Sport.

UK: This match will be streamed on Viaplay UK and La Liga TV.

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Real Madrid vs Athletic Club lineups, team news

Jude Bellingham is back for Real Madrid following his two-match La Liga suspension and will start for the home side. Another knee injury means Thibaut Courtois’ season is over and Eduardo Camavinga and Eder Militao are both set to miss out.

Vinicius Junior is unavailable due to a one-game ban after picking up his fifth yellow card of the league season before the international break.

Real Madrid starting lineup (4-3-3): Lunin (GK) — Carvajal, Rudiger, Nacho, Mendy — Tchouameni, Modric, Kroos — Valverde, Joselu, Rodrygo.

Real Madrid subs: TBC

Athletic Club head coach Ernesto Valverde has not reported any fresh injury concerns ahead of the weekend trip to Madrid and he could stick with an unchanged team.

Athletic Club starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Simon (GK) — de Marcos, Vivian, Alvarez, Lekue — Prados, Ruiz — I. Williams, Gomez, N. Williams — Guruzeta.

Athletic Club subs: TBC

Real Madrid vs Athletic Club prediction

Ancelotti looks to be closing in on the league title but there is still work to be done in the Spanish capital as the campaign approaches the final straight. 

Los Blancos have lost just one league game all season, but Athletic Club have lost just once in their last eight in La Liga, as the Basque side push for fourth place at the end of the season.

Athletic Club have secured a draw in their last two league trips to Real Madrid and they head to the capital on a strong run of form.

Prediction: Real Madrid 1-1 Athletic Club

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