Real Sociedad vs Athletic Bilbao
Spain – La Liga
Date: Wednesday, 7 April 2021
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Reale Seguros Stadium.
The White and Blues are placed seventh in the table at the moment, and are desperately chasing a spot in the top-six, in order to secure qualification to European competitions.
As of now, they are trailing by a single point below the sixth-placed Villarreal. However, they do have a game in hand, and in fact could climb to the fifth position with a win this Wednesday.
Going on, they are also the reigning Copa del Rey champs, and interestingly, the final for the 2019-20 edition of the competition was conducted just the last match-day, as the event was postponed due to the pandemic.
More interestingly, their triumph in the final had come against the Lions, their opponents for this upcoming league encounter.
Going on, Marcelino Toral’s men surely will be low on confidence after the loss in the Copa final, and on top of that, they are going through a terrible spell as well at this moment.
In addition, they also have a worrying h2h record against this rival in recent years.
Considering all these, expect Real Sociedad to have the upper hand this Wednesday.
Real Sociedad vs Athletic Bilbao: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Imanol Alguacil’s men are on a three-fixture winning streak.
- They had also won five of the former six clashes.
- At this venue, the hosts had recorded 13 of the past 19 wins.
- The home team had scored two or more goals in every single encounter since 2018.
Real Sociedad vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction
The White and Blues had lost 1-6 at home the last match-day, against Barcelona. In the meantime, the Lions were held to a 1-1 draw by Eibar.
Going on, Alguacil’s men were unbeaten in 12 of their former 15 overall fixtures, and they had kept clean sheets in four of their past seven games. Note that they were also unbeaten in 11 of their last 14 overall match-ups.
On the other hand, their counterparts are on a four-game winless streak, and they have won just twice in their past 13 fixtures. On top of that, they have also been struggling in h2h encounters over the years, and particularly so at this stadium.
Taking into account all these observations, expect Real Sociedad to deliver a convincing winning performance this Wednesday at the Reale Seguros Stadium.
Real Sociedad vs Athletic Bilbao: Betting Tips
Real Sociedad to Win @ 2.25 (5/4)
Over 1.5 Match Goals @ 1.40 (2/5).