Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad
Spanish La Liga.
Date: Sunday, 16th October, 2016
Kick-off: 15:15 UK.
Venue: San Mames, Bilbao.


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Athletic Bilbao host inconsistent Real Sociedad for match day 8 of the 2016/201 Laliga Santander season.

Athletic Bilbao suffered a 2-1 defeat at the Rosaleda stadium in Malaga. The Lions went for the international break with 2-1 loss to Malaga, their first defeat after enjoying 4 consecutive win in 4 competitive games. Valverde tutored side sits 12th with 12 points in 7 games, and have won 2 of their first 3 home games so far this season.

Real sociedad has produced a zigzag result since the beginning of the season. The royal won their last game before the international break, after suffering a 2-0 loss to Eibar during Match day 6. It’s has been a win today, loss tomorrow story for the royal since the 2016/2017 kick started. Real Sociedad currently sits 9 on the log with 10 point in 7 league games played so far.

Key Facts

  • Athletic Madrid has loss just 1 out of their last 5 competitive games, and 1 out of their last 5 home games. Furthermore, the lion enjoys 3 consecutive win in 3 competitive played at home, and have won 2 of their first 3 home league games this season.
  • Real Sociedad has 2 wins in their last 5 league games. In addition the royals have failed to win in their last 2 away games this season, and won once in their last 5 league visit to Bilbao.

Athletic Bilbao: Predicted Line-Up (4-2-3-1)

Iraizoz: Enric, Alvarez, Laporte, Xabier: Rico, San Jose: Sabin, Garcia, Williams: Aduriz

Real Sociedad: Predicted Line-Up (4-3-3)

Rulli: Zaldua, Navas, Martinez, Litri: Prieto, Illaramendi, Zurutuza: Vela, Willian, Oyarzabals

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad: Head to Head Stats

Real Sociedad walked with maximum point in the same fixtures last season. The Royals fought hard for a 1-0 win over Bilbao courtesy of a strike from Jonathas.


However, in 10 leagues between these two teams, Real Sociedad has 2 wins compared to Bilbao 2. In addition, the royal have failed to loss in their last 4 visit to Bilbao.

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad: Prediction

Regardless of Real Sociedad great track record in clashes with Bilbao, I will predict a straight win for the lions considering their form this season, Sociedad win and loss record this season, and the 12th man advantage of playing at home.

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad: Bet Tips

  • Bilbao to win at 1.90 (9/10)
  • Over 2.5 goals at 2.30 (13/10).