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Athletic Bilbao - Real Sociedad
La Liga
Sat, 13.01.2024 – 8:30 PM GMT+3
our main tip:
1st Half - Draw

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad prediction

The Spanish Laliga round 20 will this Saturday feature a Basque derby as Athletic Bilbao host rivals Real Socided. The host will want to replicate their previous home record of 100% win even as they want to play the European League next season. Meanwhile the visitors will look forward to another victory, after a 1-0 win in the Copa del rey against Malaga, thanks to Galilea’s own. As it stands, these two stands are only separated by 6 points, with Athletic Bilbao on 4th position, while Sociedad sit on 6th. A win for the host will mean they will be equal with Barcelona who will play later on. Both sides’ dreams of playing European elite football stays alive and looking at their most recent results, this tie should be a showpiece and maximum points can go either way.

The San Mames owners have what it takes to win this game, having collected maximum points in four of their last games at home and drawn one, they seem to have mastered to guard their honour at home. The Lions last 3 home games saw them win with clean sheets, with the most recent 1-0 win against Las Palmas. The overall performance of their last five games, resulted in four back to back wins and a draw. Ernesto Alguacil’s men will want to avoid another defeat from the visitors, having lost 3-0 last time out. A build-up on a 3-0 win against Eibar in their most recent tie will solidify their 4th place on the table.

For the San Sebastian this could be a very big mountain once again, barely a week after snatching a 1-0 late winner against Malaga in the round 16 of Copa del Rey. Sociedad’s last five matches resulted in 3 goalless draws, they seemed to have rediscovered their scoring ways in the 1-1 draw against Alaves. Imanol Valverde’s troops boosts of a strong backline, conceding only a goal in their last fixtures, if they can maintain that clean sheet and score some goals, then it will be all smiles heading back home. Sociedad won last time out against the host, so is another win inevitable here, but that has to come by a bigger price, looking at well the host is organized and ambitious on their home soil. We reckon this will be an entertain match, we however, find it hard to separate these two sides. If both teams put on their recent selves’ form, then we envisage the first half to end levelled. Hence, Our Athel. Bilbao vs. Real Sociedad prediction is that 1st half draw in this match. We recommend a 1st half draw market.

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Main tip: 1st Half Draw

Our Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad predictions

According to the statistics and the odds of the bookmakers, we suggest the following tips:

Prediction 1: 1st Half Draw

Athletico Bilbao recent games resulted in a number of goals coming by in the second half. Two games saw them off the pitch levelled at first half. Looking at one of their games against a topflight club Atletico Madrid, the first half ended draw at half time and the same was the case in their last home tie against Las Palmas. On the other hand, the visitor’s last match produced the familiar results as they broke the dead lock in the dying minutes of the game. Sociedad’s 4 of their last 5 games ended levelled at half time. With that in mind and looking at how these teams have played against each other, and of course their current form, we think this will be a close encounter and its likely to end levelled after the first 45 minutes. We are back the first half draw comprehensively! And we recommend the best odds for the First half draw market at 1Win!

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The odd of 2.07 means that the bookmakers are calculating with a likelihood of approx. 49% chance that this match will witness a first half draw.

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Prediction 2: Over 1.5 Goals

The previous meetings between these two has always delivered good number of goals. In fact, the last game ended in a 3-0 win for Sociedad. The current form, however, shows some signs of the last time winner losing track, but of course they have managed to get back to scoring goals as it was the case in the last two games where they scored a goal in each game and keeping 4 clean sheets out 5 matches. Meanwhile hosts have had a good goal scoring record netting in all their last games, and they have been involved in a total of 18 goals, with the most recent 3-0 win against Eibar. ‘’For our second Athle.Bilabo vs Real Sociedad prediction’’, we are confident that 2 goals will be scored in this match. And we recommend Paripesa for their best odds in the game’s goal market!

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The odd of 1.36 means that the bookmakers are calculating with a likelihood of approx. 74% chance that this match will produce at least 2 total match goals.

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Prediction 3: DC Athletic Bilbao/Draw

Given the level of attacking commitment from the host, it’s difficult to say they won’t break down the visitor’s backline, which has been solid as the stone of late. A home advantage plus a great form combined should be more than enough for Ernesto’s men to pick up maximum points here, or at least share the spoils. We surely expect the host to continue their good run at home.  The Athletic Bilbao win/draw market of this game has huge odd at Paripesa! Check it out and wager on Paripesa to cash out big!

Statistics for Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad Prediction

H2H statistics

Assessing the last 8 matches between these teams:

  • Athletic Bilbao have 3 wins, R. Sociedad have 3 wins, and 2 games were drawn
  • There scored an average of 2.40 goals
  • The last time they met, Real Sociedad won 3-0

Latest results Athletic Bilbao

  • 4 wins, and 1 draw in their last 5 matches
  • 18goals scored in their last 5 matches. Average 3.60 goals per match
  • They won 3-0 against Eibar during their last match

Latest results Real Sociedad

  • 1 win, and 4 draws in their last 5 matches
  • 3 goals scored in their last 5 matches. Average 1.70 goals per match
  • They won 1-0 against Malaga during their last match
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Possible squad Athletic Bilbao & Real Sociedad

Line upAthletic BilbaoReal Sociedad
GoalkeeperAgirrezabalaMarrero
DefenseBerchiche, Paredes, Vivian, de MarcosMunoz, Le Normand, Zubeldia, Odriozola
MidfieldVesga, HerreraMerino, Zubimendi, Mendez
ForwardMuniain, Sancet, Williams, VillalibreBarrenetxea, Oyarzabal, Zakharyan
MissingNoneNone
CoachErnesto ValverdeImanol Alguacil

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