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Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad Predictions & Tips - Basque rivals contest delayed Copa del Rey final

  • Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad predictions for Saturday’s Copa del Rey final
  • The 2019/20 final is being played at 8.30pm BST at Estadio Olímpico de Sevilla
  • Athletic Bilbao have drawn 8 of their last 11 matches
  • I am backing a draw and extra time
  • Preview, predictions, stats & team news
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Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad contest the 2019/20 Copa del Rey final on Saturday (Getty Images)
Mat Marshall 02 Apr 2021
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Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad Predictions


There is little separating Basque rivals Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad as they contest the delayed 2019/20 Copa del Rey final. This should be a close clash with extra time on the cards in Sevilla.

  • Athletic Bilbao are undefeated in 15 of their last 17 matches (all competitions).
  • Athletic Bilbao have drawn 8 of their last 11 matches (all competitions).
  • Athletic Bilbao have seen BTTS in 16 of their last 18 matches (all competitions).
  • Real Sociedad are undefeated in 4 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).

Head to Head


Athletic Bilbao have a 60-53 advantage against Real Sociedad with 38 draws in 151 matches.

Athletic Bilbao Form


Athletic Bilbao have seen an upturn in form since Marcelino became manager in January. They are undefeated in 15 of their last 17 matches in all competitions.

The Basque club reached the 2020/21 Copa del Rey final which they will contest 14 days after the 2019/20 Copa del Rey final. 

Athletic Bilbao lost 2-1 at Atletico Madrid in La Liga before two more draws. They drew 0-0 at Celta Vigo and 1-1 at home against Eibar after having 18-4 shots and 1.73-0.53 expected goals.

Athletic Bilbao Injuries & Team News


Athletic Bilbao centre back Peru Nolaskoain has not played this season and remains a doubt after testing positive for COVID-19.

Real Sociedad Form


Real Sociedad are 5th in La Liga and fighting hard for Europa League qualification. 

Imanol Alguacil’s side held Manchester United to a 0-0 draw in the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 second leg. It mattered little after a 4-0 defeat in the first leg.

Sociedad returned to La Liga with a 1-1 draw at Real Madrid and 1-0 win against Levante.

The Basque club lost their last two matches before the international break. A 1-0 loss in Granada was followed by a 6-1 home defeat to Barcelona.

Real Sociedad Injuries & Team News


Attacking midfielder Luca Sangalli is out for the season with a knee injury.

Right back Joseba Zaldua and centre back Aritz Elustondo could return from injury here.

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Verdict

Athletic Bilbao don’t lose often and Real Sociedad have had time to regroup over the international break. This should be a close match with a draw and extra time on the cards.

Bilbao beat Barcelona in the Super Cup final, won on penalties against Real Betis and beat Levante in extra time in the Copa del Rey. They know how to get it done when the pressure is on.

Best Bet: Athletic Bilbao To Lift The Trophy @-105.26 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Draw Full Time Result @220.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @500.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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