Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Athletic Bilbao picked up a first league win since October after beating Levante 2-1 at the Ciudad de Valencia. Bilbao’s chances of a victory were boosted as early as in the fifth minute when Aduriz converted from the spot. Even though Aymeric Laporte’s own goal in the 73rd minute did bring the scores on level terms, Bilbao’s advantage was restored six minutes later through an own goal from Sergio Postigo. Real Sociedad lost their third home game of the season after a 2-0 loss against Malaga. Borja Baston scored from a spot kick in the 23rd minute, while Gonzalo Castro scored from a rebound after Jeronimo Rulli had saved a penalty. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Athletic Bilbao were able to do the double over Real Sociedad last season and the possibility of more success against this team has just been increased. Bilbao have picked up victories in all competitions, while Real Sociedad have lost four on the road. Even though Bilbao have managed only two wins at the San Mames so far this season, this match is likely heading down as a win for the home outfit. Cuco Ziganda sees his team coming up against a team that scores and concedes in huge numbers. Even though just one of the matches for Bilbao this season has been a high-scoring fixture, this match has the potential to witness over 2.5 goals considering the qualities displayed by Real Sociedad. I would bet on over 2.5 goals in this game.

Athletic Bilbao win – 6/5

Total goals over 2.5 – 4/5

Athletic Bilbao saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Athletic Bilbao saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad scored over 2.5 goals in 6 out of their last 10 games played

Real Sociedad saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Athletic Bilbao

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Athletic Bilbao Form Guide

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo

Athletic Bilbao

Won

4

Draw

1

Lost

5
W A

09-04-2018

Primera Division

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

14-04-2018

Primera Division

Deportivo La Coruna Team Logo Deportivo La Coruna

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

18-04-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

23-04-2018

Primera Division

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

28-04-2018

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

05-05-2018

Primera Division

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

12-05-2018

Primera Division

Alaves Team Logo Alaves

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

20-05-2018

Primera Division

Espanyol Team Logo Espanyol

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

23-05-2018

Club Friendlies

Santutxu FC Team Logo Santutxu FC

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

19-07-2018

Club Friendlies

SD Amorebieta Team Logo SD Amorebieta

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

Real Sociedad Form Guide

Real Sociedad Team Logo

Real Sociedad

Won

7

Draw

0

Lost

3
W H

08-04-2018

Primera Division

Girona Team Logo Girona

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

14-04-2018

Primera Division

Las Palmas Team Logo Las Palmas

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

19-04-2018

Primera Division

Atletico Madrid Team Logo Atletico Madrid

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

22-04-2018

Primera Division

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

28-04-2018

Primera Division

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

04-05-2018

Primera Division

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

12-05-2018

Primera Division

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

20-05-2018

Primera Division

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Real Sociedad B Team Logo Real Sociedad B

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

20-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

Athletic Bilbao Preview

Athletic Bilbao are finally showing signs of recovering from their struggles, but the comeback has been sparked in unlikely places. After having achieved an away win over Zorya, Athletic Bilbao turned up to get an away victory of Levante a few days later. These back-to-back away victories infuse the team with confidence ahead of the games with Real Sociedad and Real Betis. Even though Bilbao are in the bottom half of the table, the team can potentially jump back into the top 10 with positive results in these two matches before the La Liga 2017-18 winter break. Aduriz has now scored six goals to extend his lead at the top of the Bilbao scoring charts.

Athletic Bilbao Team News

Yeray Alvarez (tumour), Iker Undabarrene (cruciate ligament), Iker Muniain (cruciate ligament), Ander Iturraspe (muscle), Benat Etxebarria (hernia), and San Jose (illness) are the players unavailable for Athletic Bilbao.

Real Sociedad Preview

Real Sociedad have been slipping to new lows over the last few weeks and a home defeat against Malaga, who have been dreadful on the road this season, could potentially top the lot. Despite remaining in the top 10 places, Real Sociedad have been extremely poor at the back with a whopping 28 goals conceded already. Only three teams – Las Palmas, Real Betis, and Malaga – have conceded more than Real Sociedad. Yet, it should not be surprising considering that the team shipped 53 goals and still finished in the Europa League places last season.

Real Sociedad Team News

Kevin Rodriguez (leg), Diego Llorente (muscle), and Tono (personal reasons) are the players unavailable for Real Sociedad.

Athletic Bilbao Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Real Sociedad Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad Sidelined Players

Athletic Bilbao
10 Iker Muniain Injured
5 Yeray Alvarez Injured
Real Sociedad
20 Kevin Rodrigues Injured
9 Imanol Agirretxe Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Iago Herrerin 188 89
15 LB Inigo Lekue 179 70
30 CD Unai Nunez 186 -
4 CD Aymeric Laporte 189 85
24 RB Mikel Balenziaga 177 74
6 CM Mikel San Jose 186 77
18 LM Oscar de Marcos 180 76
17 CM Mikel Rico 178 75
22 AM Raul Garcia 183 80
14 RM Markel Susaeta 179 68
20 CF Aritz Aduriz 181 78
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Geronimo Rulli 189 80
19 LB Alvaro Odriozola 178 67
3 CD Diego Llorente 185 74
6 CD Inigo Martinez 181 77
24 RB Alberto De la Bella 181 75
10 CM Xabier Prieto 185 77
4 CM Asier Illarramendi 177 74
17 CM David Zurutuza 184 78
18 LF Mikel Oyarzabal 180 77
12 CF Willian Jose 186 87
8 RF Adnan Januzaj 182 75