Real Sociedad vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction: Sportpesa Mega Jackpot Predictions
SPAIN: LALIGA – ROUND 17
Date: 14 January 2023, Saturday
Kick-off at 23:00 EAT
Venue: Reale Arena (San Sebastian) .
- Real Sociedad secured a 2-0 victory over Almería, despite being without their top goalscorer for the season, Brais Méndez, who was suspended due to a yellow card.
- The win keeps them four points ahead of fourth-placed Real Betis and solidifies their Champions League spot, having won six consecutive competitive games in a two-month period.
- Manager Imanol Alguacil praised his team’s defensive efforts, and said that the victory was especially significant as they had never before kept a clean sheet at home against upcoming opponents Athletic Bilbao.
- Athletic, on the other hand, had failed to capitalize on their opportunities against Real Betis and Osasuna, drawing 0-0 in both games, which puts them a step below Sociedad in terms of performance.
- Despite this, Athletic’s manager, Ernesto Valverde, can take some solace in the improved defensive performance in the absence of injured defender Iñigo Martínez, who has not played since the World Cup, but his future with the team is uncertain.
- Athletic will need to continue to improve their defense as they face Sociedad and Real Madrid in upcoming games.
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