Athletic Bilbao v Real Sociedad Betting Tips: 1 AH0, 2019-08-30

La Liga Betting Tips

Friday 30th August 2000hrs
Football – Spain – La Liga
Pick Athletic Bilbao AH0
Bookmaker Bet Victor
Odds: 1.55 (odds taken 06:38 GMT, Friday 30 August)

1 X 2
2.15 3.15 3.70

(Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on August 30, 2019 at 06:38)

There’s a couple of matches slated for Friday night’s instalment of the Spanish top flight and our next preview features a clash between Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad as the betting tips continue in La Liga at the San Mamés Barria.

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Athletic Bilbao Prediction – Can Athletic Bilbao maintain good start?

After picking up 4 points from their opening two matches of the new Spanish top flight season, Athletic Bilbao will be keen to continue this encouraging start on Friday night when they play host to Real Sociedad at their San Mamés Barria.

Athletic Bilbao’s new season started in perfect fashion when they registered an impressive 1-0 win over last season’s emphatic La Liga title winners, Barcelona, and the hosts followed that excellent result up with a point in a 1-1 draw away from home at Getafe.

Having narrowly missed out on a top seven finish and qualification for any European football at the end of last season, finishing in 8th place and being edged out by Espanyol on goal difference, I daresay Athletic Bilbao will be desperate to go one step better this time around.

A win against Barcelona will lift any team’s spirits though, and if Athletic Bilbao can replicate last season’s overall home record which ended up on 9-8-2 26/19 and make themselves hard to beat on home turf again this term, the hosts will stand a decent chance of a European spot this season.


Athletic Bilbao v Real Sociedad Both teams to score

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Real Sociedad Prediction – Can Real Sociedad keep going?

Real Sociedad finished just one league position and three points below their Friday night’s hosts, Athletic Bilboa, at the end of last season’s La Liga campaign, but they’ve made a similar start to Bilbao as the visitors have also picked up 4 points from their two opening matches of the new season.

A 1-1 draw away at Valencia started Real Sociedad’s season off in solid fashion but it was to get even better for the visitors as they then followed that result up with a 1-0 win away from home at Mallorca which places them level on points with Athletic Bilbao prior to Friday night’s encounter.

Recent results overall have seen Real Sociedad suffer just 1 defeat out of their last 6 matches in the Spanish top flight which was a 2-0 defeat away at Espanyol towards the end of last season, but the bigger picture shows us that Real Sociedad have managed just 5 league wins from their last 16 matches in La Liga.

In addition, the visitors have managed to record just 2 away wins out of their last 11 matches on their travels and ended last term with an overall away record of an inconsistent looking 6-5-8 22/26, while also failing to score in 6 of their 19 away matches.


Key-Facts – Athletic Bilbao v Real Sociedad

  • Athletic Bilbao registered a 1-0 win over Barcelona on the opening day
  • Athletic Bilbao lost just twice at home throughout last season’s La Liga campaign
  • Real Sociedad have managed to record just 2 away wins out of their last 11


Betting Tips Verdict

Athletic Bilbao should have enough about them to avoid defeat here and indeed could nick all three points.