Real Sociedad vs Athletic Bilbao Match Analysis and Prediction

Real Sociedad get to relive their glory days in the Copa del Rey finals when they take on Basque rivals Athletic Bilbao in La Liga action this week. The match schedules for Wednesday at Estadio Enoeta, with a kickoff at 11 pm.

In their final contest, Sociedad lifted the trophy thanks to a 1-0 win courtesy of a Mikel Oyarzabal penalty. They will be looking to repeat at home on Wednesday to break into the La Liga table’s top five.

Even though the side picked up a victory last time out, hosts will be looking to build up their La Liga form, especially after two consecutive defeats in La Liga. Before the international break, the Imanol Alguacil’s side suffered a thumping defeat at home to Barcelona.

Their last outing saw a thumping defeat against the Catalan giants with Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele’s goals with braces for Lionel Messi and Sergio Dest, further putting their La Liga form to question.

However, their victory in the Copa del Rey might come as a motivation for Alguacil’s side with hopes of breaking back into the top five of the Spanish top flight. Despite suffering a defeat at the Copa del Rey, Atheltic Bilbao have another chance to pick up a trophy in the finals against Barcelona. Their La Liga form has been shaky while 10th in league with 11 losses in their last 28 games so far this season.

Real Sociedad vs Athletic Bilbao Head to Head

Both sides have 23 games against each other, with Real Sociedad with eleven wins while Athletic Bilbao with seven wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:

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Athletic Bilbao 0-1 Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad 1-6 Barcelona

Granada 1-0 Real Sociedad

Real Madrid 1-1 Real Sociedad

Man United 0-0 Real Sociedad

Away

Athletic Bilbao 0-1 Real Sociedad

Athletic Bilbao 1-1 Eibar

Celta Vigo 0-0 Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Madrid 2-1 Bilbao

Bilbao 2-1 Granada

Real Sociedad Team News

Alguacil will have a fully fit squad to pick from ahead of the clash after suffering various injury scares since the season. Jon Guridi and goalkeeper Miguel Moya both continue spells on the sidelines with Luca Sangalli out with a long-term knee injury.

Athletic Bilbao Team News

The opponents managed to make a good health bill for their players, with only Oier Zarraga as the injury scare.

Prediction and Odds

The visitors will be quick to respond to their loss at the Copa del Rey, making for a beautiful clash.

Draw

Both Teams to Score

Goals Under 2.5

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