Athletic Bilbao – Real Sociedad is one of those games which are very, very hard to predict. Practically, we’re looking at two good teams from La Liga going against each other – without any team impressing this year.
Both teams have some wins and some losses, a good number of goals scored and conceded, and are doing fairly well overall – what are we going to see in their direct game?
Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad – 16/10/2016
Athletic Bilbao has failed to draw in a single game so far in La Liga, winning 4 and losing 3. Their home form is quite good at the moment, only losing once (a narrow 0-1 loss against Barcelona).
Given the fact that they didn’t have lots of players called on international duty, the squad had quite some time to prepare this fixture, and their home fans are also keen to see their favorites play again.
Also, they won at home against Sevilla and Valencia, two decent teams of the championship – so to expect them to win against Sociedad is possible.
Meanwhile, Real Sociedad only managed to bring 3 points from away games, after a 2-0 victory over newly-promoted Osasuna.
They’ve lost away at Eibar and Villareal and have collected 7 points from their last 5 games, with a 7-6 goal difference.
This doesn’t tell us much, except that Sociedad is a decent team, not producing any fireworks on either side – no surprising losses or wins.
Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad Betting Tips
That’s exactly why we back Bilbao to do well – they have better recent form (winning 4 of their last 5 games), better home form and an overall better team.
They’re well rested after their break, so we should see them at least draw this game, if not win. So the predictions are Bilbao home win, 1X if you’re looking for a safe bet, and at least 2 goals scored in the game.
Athletic Bilbao Win & Under 3.5: 2.10 or 11/10
Both Teams To Score – Yes: 2.05 or 21/20
Draw & Under 3.5: 3.60 or 13/5
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