The third Basque derby of the season is upon us and Real Sociedad are looking to make it three wins from three against their neighbours Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday night. Real Sociedad have the home advantage and have already recorded two 1-0 wins against Athletic Bilbao in the league and cup this season, so head into the pair's latest encounter as the bookmaker's favourites. Read on for our full match preview on Real Sociedad vs Athletic Bilbao in La LIga.
Real Sociedad vs Athletic Bilbao: Free Top Tips
All of our tips contain no bias and have been researched using the latest stats and figures available at the time of publication.
- Prediction one: Full-Time Result – Real Sociedad to Win @23/20
- Prediction two: Total Goals Under/Over – Under 2.5 Goals @ 4/7
- Prediction three: Correct Score – 1-0 Real Sociedad @ 5/1
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Real Sociedad to Win
Real Sociedad have secured five wins from their last six games against Athletic Bilbao and sit 10pts ahead of them in the La Liga table as things stand. The hosts have picked up two wins from their last four matches in all competitions, while Athletic Bilbao have lost two of their last four outings.
Under 2.5 Goals
Under 2.5 goals have been scored in three of the last four Basque derbies and we're expecting another tight and tense affair on Wednesday. Under 2.5 goals have also been produced in five of the host's last six outings as well as in each of the visitor's last three fixtures.
1-0 Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad have already beaten Athletic Bilbao 1-0 on two occasions this season, once in their reverse league fixture in December and the other at the weekend when the pair went head-to-head in the Copa del Rey final.
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Spain Primera Liga
April 7, 2021
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Real Sociedad the favourites to win the Basque derby
Real Sociedad certainly have the psychological edge over their guests on Wednesday having already beaten them twice this season. The hosts will be boosted by their Copa de Rey success at the weekend, where once again Atheltic Bilbao were their victims. This is a derby match so we're fully expecting a close and hard-fought 90-minutes, but everything is pointing towards a home win. Real Sociedad look set to be without the services of Silva, Illarramendi, Moya, and Sangalli due to injury, but they were able to beat Bilbao without the majority of those players in Saturday's Copa del Rey final.
Athletic Bilbao are sick of the sight of their Basque neighbours right now and would probably be wishing to be playing any other La Liga side on Wednesday night. The visitors have been involved in plenty of low-scoring matches of late and we're predicting another one on Wednesday. Athletic Bilbao have lost two of their last four matches, one of which was against Real Sociedad, and it is the home side that head into this game as the form favourites.
FAQ about Real Sociedad vs Athletic Bilbao
- Who's the favourite? – The hosts Real Sociedad are the favourites
- Where can I watch the game? – LaLigaTV
- Where is the game being played? – Reale Arena (Donostia-San Sebastián)