Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad will square off at the San Mames Barria on Friday night, with both sides looking to get back to winning ways in La Liga. Athletic Bilbao did well to secure a 1-1 draw on the road at Barcelona at the weekend, with Oscar de Marcos giving them the lead at halftime. Meanwhile, Real Sociedad succumbed to a 0-1 home loss against Valencia, in a match in which Willian Jose missed a penalty kick. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Athletic Bilbao haven’t won another league game since their 2-1 home victory against Leganes on the opening round of the season. The Basques are currently winless in five league fixtures, although four of these have ended in draws. This leaves Bilbao 15th in the La Liga table tied on seven points with other two sides.
Real Sociedad, on the other hand, were unbeaten in two league games prior to their 0-1 home loss against Valencia at the weekend. Overall, Sociedad have won just two of their opening six games of the new season. The positive thing is that Real Sociedad have been decent on the road so far this season, having lost just once in their five fixtures.
Athletic Bilbao hold a strong head-to-head record against Real Sociedad and we fancy them to grab another win here. Our betting tips and predictions expect Athletic Bilbao to win at odds 2.05.
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Athletic Bilbao have suffered just three defeats in their 17 home meetings with Real Sociedad in La Liga. The Basques have been a tough nut to crack in this early part of the new La Liga season, losing just once in six fixtures. Their Friday’s opponents have won just once in their last six league outings and are on a two-game winless streak. Our preview anticipate Athletic Bilbao to win at odds 2.05.
Athletic Bilbao to win at odds 2.05
Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad Draw at odds 3.30
Real Sociedad to win at odds 3.60
Correct Score odds
Both sides have struggled to keep a clean sheet in this early part of the season. Both Bilbao and Real Sociedad have conceded 20 goals between them in seven league games. In addition, three of the last four meetings between these two have seen goals just at one end of the pitch. Our correct score fancies Athletic Bilbao to win 2-0 at odds 9.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct score prediction:”]Athletic Bilbao to win 2-0 at odds 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Three of the last four games between these two sides have ended with under 2.5 goals. Bilbao have netted just four goals in their last four league fixtures, while Real Sociedad have failed to score in their most recent game. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals at odds 1.66.
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First Goalscorer odds
Raul Garcia has played a vital part in Bilbao’s performances throughout the season, helping the team with one goal and two assists. He has been an important player for Bilbao over the past two season, scoring 20 goals in the process. Our first goalscorer prediction is Raul Garcia at odds 7.00.
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Free bet offers
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