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Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad betting tips: Copa del Rey Final preview

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Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad betting tips

This article covers Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.

o – Athletic Bilbao 9/5

o – Draw 2/1

o – Real Sociedad 13/8

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad: Match details

Match: Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad

Competition: Copa del Rey Final 2020

Date: Saturday 3 April 2021

Kick-off time: 8:30 pm, (UK time)

Stadium: Estadio de La Cartuja

Betting prediction: Athletic Bilbao 2-1 Real Sociedad

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad betting tips: Copa del Rey Final preview

BILBAO, SPAIN – MARCH 18: Aritz Aduriz of Athletic Club celebrates after scoring goal during the La Liga match between Athletic Club Bilbao and Real Madrid at San Mames Stadium on March 18, 2017 in Bilbao, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad: Recommended bets

Both teams to score is even.

Iñaki Williams to scored first is 17/2 and he’s 7/2 to net anytime.

Mikel Oyarzabal is 9/2 to open the scoring and 2/1 to score in 90 minutes.

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad: What are the betting odds?

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad – recent form and head to head statistics

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad form
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Athletic Bilbao vs Deportivo Alaves - 0:0
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Real Sociedad vs Athletic Bilbao - 1:1
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Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad - 0:1
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Athletic Bilbao vs SD Eibar - 1:1
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RC Celta de Vigo vs Athletic Bilbao - 0:0
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Valencia CF vs Real Sociedad - 2:2
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Real Sociedad vs Athletic Bilbao - 1:1
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Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad - 0:1
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Real Sociedad vs FC Barcelona - 1:6
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Granada CF vs Real Sociedad - 1:0
Last 5 games for Athletic Bilbao
April 17, 2021 Copa del Rey 20/21 FC Barcelona 0 - 0 Athletic Bilbao
April 10, 2021 LaLiga 20/21 Athletic Bilbao 0 - 0 Deportivo Alaves
April 7, 2021 LaLiga 20/21 Real Sociedad 1 - 1 Athletic Bilbao
April 3, 2021 Copa del Rey 19/20 Athletic Bilbao 0 - 1 Real Sociedad
March 20, 2021 LaLiga 20/21 Athletic Bilbao 1 - 1 SD Eibar
Last 5 games for Real Sociedad
April 11, 2021 LaLiga 20/21 Valencia CF 2 - 2 Real Sociedad
April 7, 2021 LaLiga 20/21 Real Sociedad 1 - 1 Athletic Bilbao
April 3, 2021 Copa del Rey 19/20 Athletic Bilbao 0 - 1 Real Sociedad
March 21, 2021 LaLiga 20/21 Real Sociedad 1 - 6 FC Barcelona
March 14, 2021 LaLiga 20/21 Granada CF 1 - 0 Real Sociedad
Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad Copa del Rey 19/20 form
Athletic Bilbao Real Sociedad
6 Matches played 2
4 Matches won 1
59 Goal attempts 18
25 Shots on goal 4
25 Shots off goal 11
25 Corner kicks 6
45% Average ball possession 30%
9 Shots blocked 3
12 Cards given 5
101 Free kicks 16
9 Offsides 2
1 Shots on bar 0
7 Goals by foot 3
5 Goals by head 0
8 Goals scored 3
5 Goals conceded 3
Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad statistics for most recent head to head matches
Athletic Bilbao Real Sociedad
52 Matches 52
27 Home Matches 25
25 Away Matches 27
60 Total Goals 62
1.15 Average Goals Scored 1.19
15 Wins 18
18 Losses 15
19 Draws 19
Last 5 games & match results between Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad
April 7, 2021 LaLiga 20/21 Real Sociedad 1 - 1 Athletic Bilbao
April 3, 2021 Copa del Rey 19/20 Athletic Bilbao 0 - 1 Real Sociedad
December 31, 2020 LaLiga 20/21 Athletic Bilbao 0 - 1 Real Sociedad
February 9, 2020 LaLiga 19/20 Real Sociedad 2 - 1 Athletic Bilbao
August 30, 2019 LaLiga 19/20 Athletic Bilbao 2 - 0 Real Sociedad

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Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad: Match preview

Iker Muniain

BILBAO, SPAIN – AUGUST 20: Iker Muniain of Athletic Club reacts during the La Liga match between Athletic Club and Getafe at at San Mames Stadium on August 20, 2017 in Bilbao, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

Almost a year later than scheduled, the 2020 Copa del Rey Final is finally here.

Athletic Club will take on their huge Basque rivals Real Sociedad in a cup final for the very first time, but sadly no supporters will be at this one in Sevilla.

Over a year ago now, Athletic booked their place in the final by beating Barcelona 1-0 in the quarter-finals and the edging out Granada on away goals in the semis.

A lot has changed in Bilbao since then though.

Back in January, Gaizka Garitano was sacked as Head Coach and replaced by Marcelino.

Less than a fortnight later, Athletic were lifting the Supercopa de España, edging out Real Madrid in the semi-finals and then overcoming Barcelona in the final.

Iñaki Williams’ stunning extra time winner and Asier Villalibre playing the trumpet on the pitch afterwards will live long in the memory.

That was just Athletic’s second major honour since 1984, the other was also a Supercopa also won against Barça back in 2015.

Despite this, they could win two more trophies by the end of this month.

As well as this Copa del Rey Final, Athletic have made it through to this season’s final, beating Ibiza, Alcoyano, Real Betis and Levante to get there.

On 17 April 2021, they’ll face Barcelona, also at Estadio de La Cartuja.

Given that Athletic are currently down in ninth in La Liga, winning that final could be their best chance of being in Europe next season.

First though, will the Lions win a 24th Copa del Rey, beating their biggest rivals in the process?

Will Real Sociedad lift the cup?

SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 29: Mikel Oyarzabal of Real Sociedad celebrates after scoring goal during the La Liga Santader match between Real Sociedad and Villarreal CF at Estadio Anoeta on November 29, 2020 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 29: Mikel Oyarzabal of Real Sociedad celebrates after scoring goal during the La Liga Santader match between Real Sociedad and Villarreal CF at Estadio Anoeta on November 29, 2020 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

Trophy wins in recent years have been an even more rare event at Real Sociedad.

Their road to this final included a famous 4-3 victory over Real Madrid at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in the quarter-finals 14 months ago.

Thus, La Real are looking to win their sixth major trophy, the most recent of which was when they last won this competition in 1987.

Real Sociedad are actually four places and ten points above Athletic in the table right now and won 1-0 at San Mamés when the two met on New Years’ Eve.

However, Imanol Alguacil’s side have lost their last two games, 1-0 at Granada and 6-1 at home to Barcelona.

This leaves them fifth, fighting to hold onto a European spot.

Despite this, and even without supporters in the stadium, it’s impossible to understate how big an occasion this is for La Real.

A cup final against their biggest rivals.

Will it be the men in blue and white who rise to this massive occasion?


Athletic Bilbao team news vs Real Sociedad

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad betting tips: Copa del Rey Final preview

BARCELONA, SPAIN – January 25: Unai Núñez #3 of Athletic Bilbao in action during the Espanyol V Athletic Bilbao, La Liga regular season match at RCDE Stadium on January 25th 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

Marcelino comes into this huge game with, pretty much, a fully fit squad available to him.

Given Athletic’s Basque only policy, almost none of the players have been away on international duty, apart from the two in the Spain squad.

One of those is Unai Simón who’s impressive performances in goal saw him start all three of Spain’s World Cup Qualifiers last week.

The other is Iñigo Martínez; this’ll be a huge occasion for him against his former club.

Yeray Álvarez is likely to get the nod alongside him at centre-back with Unai Núñez missing out.

In midfield, Unai López will sit in front of the defence but Dani García could displace Mikel Vesga next to him.

Further forward, Álex Berenguer could make up the attacking trio alongside Iker Muniain and Iñaki Williams.

The latter scored a spectacular winner in January’s Supercopa Final at Estadio de La Cartuja and has now scored 66 goals in 284 Athletic appearances.

Since Aritz Aduriz’s retirement a year ago, Raúl García has been playing the target man centre-forward role.

He won six major honours at Atlético de Madrid and is looking for a second at Athletic.

Other attacking options include Oihan Sancet, Ibai Gómez and the trumpeter himself Asier Villalibre if needed.

Will Athletic win the cup?

Real Sociedad team news vs Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad betting tips: Copa del Rey Final preview

SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 21: Alexander Isak of Real Sociedad reacts during the La Liga Santander match between Real Sociedad and Deportivo Alaves at Estadio Anoeta on February 21, 2021 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

Real Sociedad meanwhile also have most of their key players primed and ready.

Álex Remiro, who came through Athletic’s youth system, has established himself as the number one goalkeeper, playing every La Liga match this season.

For their last game, Imanol Alguacil switched to a back five but, having been hammered 6-1 by Barça, they’re likely to revert to their usual 4-3-3.

At the back, Aritz Elustondo is a doubt so Robin Le Normand’s centre-back partner may be Igor Zubeldia.

Also, at left-back, Nacho Monreal is a doubt so Martín Merquelanz may have to deputise.

In front of them, Asier Illarramendi and Mikel Merino will be the more conservative duo with David Silva given licence to get forward.

In attack, Portu is likely to keep his place on the right, ahead of Adnan Januzaj.

There’s no doubt who will make up the front three with Mikel Oyarzabal and Alexander Isak La Real’s biggest goal threats.

They’ve both scored 12 goals this season and would go down in Real Sociedad history if their 13th of the campaign was to deliver the cup.

Will it be Copa del Rey joy for the side from San Sebastián?


Predicted Athletic Bilbao line-up vs Real Sociedad

Predicted Athletic Bilbao line-up vs Real Sociedad

Predicted Athletic Bilbao line-up vs Real Sociedad.

Predicted Real Sociedad line-up vs Athletic Bilbao

Predicted Real Sociedad line-up vs Athletic Bilbao

Predicted Real Sociedad line-up vs Athletic Bilbao.

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Athletic Club Bilbao vs Real Sociedad betting tips: Copa del Rey Final preview, predictions and odds FAQs

When does Athletic Club Bilbao vs Real Sociedad kick off?
20:30 (UK), Saturday 3 April 2021.
What is the best way to watch Athletic Club Bilbao vs Real Sociedad?
USA: ESPN+. UK: Bet365.
What is the 101 Great Goals prediction for Athletic Club Bilbao vs Real Sociedad?
Athletic Club Bilbao 2-1 Real Sociedad.