La Liga / Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad – The first Basque derby this season will be played in the third round and both rivals had started the season in the identical manner. They won by four points where Athletic won and drew, while Real Sociedad drew and won, but it faced a bit easier opponents in first two rounds. Real Sociedad won Athletic both times last season, in Bilbao by 1-3.
Game Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad begins 30.08.2019 at 22:00 CET
Athletic fans should be more than pleased with the beginning of the season as their team defeated reigning champion Barcelona 1-0 in the first round. The achievement is even bigger as they haven’t received a goal from such a strong opponent, while move of experienced Aduriz in the finish of the match was something special. He brought victory to his team with stunning scissor-kick just after he came off the bench. In the second round Athletic faced away always tough Getafe; they took a lead in the sixth minute but after another six minutes they received a goal for the final 1-1. Benat in the midfield was the only refreshment, and now de Marcos is questionable and perhaps Ibai Gomez gets a chance, as well as recovered stopper I. Martinez.
Probable lineups Athletic Bilbao: Simon – Capa, Yeray, I. Martinez, Berchiche – Benat, Dani Garcia – Ibai Gomez, Raul Garcia, Muniain – Williams
This will be the third consecutive away match for Real Sociedad and given they have won four points in first two matches, they clearly should be satisfied. They firstly went to Valencia and it must be said they were lucky in that match since they were trailing behind 1-0 all the way till the injury time, and on top of it the home team missed a penalty. Real Sociedad equalised from a penalty deep in the injury time. When facing Mallorca away they scored the winning goal for the final 0-1 seven minutes before the end, thanks to Odegaard who joined the team this summer. The same team was on the pitch like in Valencia and we don’t expect changes now.
Probable lineups Real Sociedad: Moya – Zaldua, Zubeldia, Le Normand, Munoz – Merino, Illaramendi – Januzaj, Odegaard, Oyarzabal – Willian Jose
Betting Pick: Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad
Athtletic didn’t win Real Sociedad for a long time and it is hard to tell are they capable to do so now. It is certain that we will see an open match and offensive tactic by both teams which should bring goals to both sides.
Pick: Both teams to score
Odds: 2.00 at 10bet (down to 1.90 can be played)
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