Real Sociedad vs Athletic Bilbao prediction 14.01.2023

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

3 : 1

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

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  • Competition: LaLiga
  • Date: 14th December 2022
  • Kickoff: 20:00 GMT / 21:00 CET 
  • Venue: Reale Arena

Athletic Bilbao will be hoping to keep their hopes of a European place alive when they make the trip to take on Real Sociedad in the Basque derby on Saturday night.

Real Sociedad have been one of the standout teams in the Spanish Primera División this season. In 16 games, there have been eight wins, two draws and four defeats, so the gap to league leaders Barcelona is just eight points.

Imanol Alguacil's side have already scored 23 goals this season, but last weekend's 2-0 win at Almeria, in which they went without conceding for the fourth time in a row, shows how good the Basques are defensively as well.

Meanwhile, Athletic Bilbao finished eighth in La Liga last season, but were four points off the top seven, and there's no question that the club is looking to close that gap and possibly break into the European ranks this season.

Real Sociedad vs Athletic Bilbao betting tips: Under 2.5 goals

The visitors have had the upper hand in recent games, having won each of the last two meetings.

However, it won't be easy to beat a Real Socieded side that have won each of their last six competitive matches for the third time in a row.

In our opinion, it will be a close game with less than 2.5 goals, as it was the case in five of the last six matchups between these two sides.

  • Best Tip: Under 2.5 goals
  • Real Sociedad vs Athletic Bilbao prediction: 1-1

Real Sociedad vs Athletic Bilbao Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Real Sociedad

    3 : 1

    Athletic Bilbao

    La Liga

  2. Athletic Bilbao

    1 : 0

    Real Sociedad

    Club Friendlies 3

  3. Athletic Bilbao

    4 : 0

    Real Sociedad

    La Liga

  4. Real Sociedad

    1 : 1

    Athletic Bilbao

    La Liga

  5. Real Sociedad

    1 : 1

    Athletic Bilbao

    La Liga

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad Team News

Right-back Álex Sola is suffering from a hamstring injury and Real Sociedad's game this weekend would be too early for the 23-year-old.

He is joined by Beñat Turrientes and Carlos Fernández, who are also suffering from hamstring injuries, and Martín Merquelanz, who is suffering from a knee injury.

Last matches of Real Sociedad

  1. FC Barcelona

    1 : 0

    Real Sociedad

    Copa Del Rey

  2. Rayo Vallecano

    0 : 2

    Real Sociedad

    La Liga

  3. Real Sociedad

    1 : 0

    Mallorca

    Copa Del Rey

  4. Real Sociedad

    3 : 1

    Athletic Bilbao

    La Liga

  5. Almería

    0 : 2

    Real Sociedad

    La Liga

Real Sociedad lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Álex Remiro

Defenders

  • 6

    Aritz Elustondo

  • 5

    Igor Zubeldia

  • 24

    Robin Le Normand

  • 15

    Diego Rico

Midfielders

  • 3

    Martín Zubimendi

  • 23

    Brais Méndez

  • 21

    David Silva

  • 8

    Mikel Merino

Forwards

  • 14

    Takefusa Kubo

  • 19

    Alexander Sørloth

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao Team News

Athletic Bilbao will have Iñigo Martínez out for the weekend due to a foot injury, but otherwise the visitors have no other injury problems.

Despite the goalless draw against Osasuna last time out, coach Ernesto Valverde is unlikely to make many changes to his starting eleven, with Iñaki Williams set to rejoin his younger brother Nico Williams in the final third.

Last matches of Athletic Bilbao

  1. Valencia

    1 : 3

    Athletic Bilbao

    Copa Del Rey

  2. Athletic Bilbao

    0 : 2

    Real Madrid

    La Liga

  3. Athletic Bilbao

    1 : 0

    Espanyol

    Copa Del Rey

  4. Real Sociedad

    3 : 1

    Athletic Bilbao

    La Liga

  5. Athletic Bilbao

    0 : 0

    Osasuna

    La Liga

Athletic Bilbao lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Unai Simón

Defenders

  • 18

    Óscar de Marcos

  • 3

    Daniel Vivian

  • 5

    Yeray Álvarez

  • 17

    Yuri Berchiche

Midfielders

  • 14

    Dani García

  • 6

    Mikel Vesga

  • 9

    Iñaki Williams

  • 8

    Oihan Sancet

  • 11

    Nico Williams

Forwards

  • 12

    Gorka Guruzeta

Real Sociedad vs Athletic Bilbao - Key facts

  1. Real Sociedad didn’t win any of the last four meetings between these two sides.
  2. Five of the last six meetings between these two sides ended with less than 2.5 goals.
  3. Each of the last six home games of Real Sociedad ended with less than 2.5 goals.
  4. Seven of the last nine games of Bilbao in all competitions ended with less than 2.5 goals.

Main prediction Real Sociedad - Athletic Bilbao

Under 2.5 goals

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56% winrate

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2 wins in a row

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Real Sociedad & Athletic Bilbao current standing in La Liga

Regular Season P W D L
G - A
GD Pts
1 FC Barcelona 18 15 2 1 37 - 6 +31 47
2 Real Madrid 17 13 2 2 38 - 16 +22 41
3 Real Sociedad 18 12 2 4 28 - 18 +10 38
4 Atlético Madrid 18 9 4 5 27 - 16 +11 31
5 Villarreal 18 9 4 5 21 - 13 +8 31
6 Real Betis 18 9 4 5 20 - 14 +6 31
7 Osasuna 18 8 4 6 18 - 17 +1 28
8 Athletic Club 18 7 5 6 25 - 19 +6 26
9 Rayo Vallecano 18 7 5 6 24 - 22 +2 26
10 Mallorca 19 7 4 8 15 - 18 -3 25
11 Almería 19 6 4 9 23 - 29 -6 22
12 Girona 19 5 6 8 26 - 29 -3 21
13 Sevilla 19 5 6 8 21 - 26 -5 21
14 Valencia 17 5 5 7 25 - 20 +5 20
15 Espanyol 19 4 8 7 23 - 29 -6 20
16 Cádiz 19 4 7 8 14 - 29 -15 19
17 Getafe 19 4 5 10 16 - 26 -10 17
18 Celta de Vigo 18 4 5 9 17 - 29 -12 17
19 Real Valladolid 18 5 2 11 13 - 28 -15 17
20 Elche 19 0 6 13 12 - 39 -27 6

Real Sociedad vs Athletic Bilbao - FAQ

? Where to watch?
This game can be watched live on the Sofascore network
? What’s the average number of corners Real Sociedad win per LaLiga game this season?
6.33
? What’s the average number of yellow cards Athletic Bilbao receive per LaLiga game this season?
3.0