Basque Derby rivals Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad square-off on August 30, 2019, in Spanish La Liga action.

“Soccer" Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao was founded 121 years ago and they are one of the more successful teams in the La Liga with the fourth-most titles won at eight. When it comes to Copa del Rey, they rank next only to Barcelona with a total of 23 wins. The club is one of the founding members of the Primera Division and has never been relegated from the top division since its inception in 1929. Only Barcelona and Real Madrid can claim the same feat. Athletic Bilbao finished 8th place in the previous La Liga season and they hope to finish better this time around. They enter this match as the soccer betting favorites to beat Real Sociedad.

Here are the players for Athletic Bilbao as of August 15, 2019:

1 GK Unai Simon, 2 DF Cristian Ganea, 3 DF Unai Nunez 4 DF Inigo Martinez, 5 DF Yeray Alvarez, 6 MF Mikel San Jose, 7 MF Benat Etxebarria, 8 MF Unai Lopez, 9 FW Inaki Williams, 10 MF Iker Muniain, 11 FW Inigo Cordoba, 12 MF Gaizka Larrazabal, 13 GK Iago Herrerin, 14 MF Dani Garcia, 15 DF Inigo Lekue, 16 MF Mikel Vesga, 17 DF Yuri Berchiche, 18 DF Oscar de Marcos, 19 MF Ibai Gomez, 20 FW Aritz Aduriz, 21 DF Ander Capa, 22 MF Raul Garcia, 23 FW Kenan Kodro, 24 DF Mikel Balenziaga, 25 FW ASier Villalibre, 26 GK Hodei Oleaga, 29 DF Daniel Vivian, 30 FW Gorka Guruzeta, 31 GK Jokin Ezkieta, 34 MF Oihan Sancet

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“Soccer" Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad is Athletic Bilbao’s rival in the Basque Derby.  They were founded in 1909 and were also among the founding members of the La Liga in 1929. They spent their longest spell in the top flight from 1967-2007 or a period of 40 years. This is a club which won the La Liga twice and in back to back years from 1981-82. They finished as runners-up three times, the last of which was in 2002/003. They also won the Copa del Rey in 1909 and 1987 while finishing as runners-up in five other instances. They have competed in the UEFA Champions League twice and during the 2003/04 season, they reached the round of 16 before falling to Lyon. Real Sociedad finished 9th in the previous La Liga season, one ahead of their rivals.

Here are the players for Real Sociedad as of August 15, 2019:

1 GK Alex Ramiro, 2 DF Joseba Zaldua, 3 DF Diego Llorente, 4 MF Asier Illarramendi, 5 MF Igor Zubeldia, 6 DF Aritz Elustondo, 7 MF Portu, 8 MF Mikel Merino, 9 FW Willian Jose, 10 MF Mikel Oyarzabal, 11 MF Adnan Januzaj, 12 DF Aihen Munoz, 13 GK Miguel Angel Moya, 14 MF Ruben Pardo, 15 DF Modibo Sagnan, 16 MF Ander Guevara, 17 MF David Zurutuza, 18 DF Andoni Gorosabel, 19 FW Alexander Isak, 20 DF Kevin Rodrigues, 21 MF Martin Odegaard, 22 FW Ander Barrenetxea, 23 MF Luca Sangalli, 24 DF Robin Le Normand

“Soccer" Who Wins?

These teams have met each other a total of 35 times before. Athletic Bilbao has 14 wins while Real Sociedad has 12. These teams have played to a draw in 9 other matches played. Athletic Bilbao head to this match with a record of 3-4-1 SU in their last eight games played while Real Sociedad enters this showdown with a record of 3-3-2 SU in their last eight matches played. Athletic Bilbao enters with more momentum and better form as they are undefeated in their last four matches. Bilbao is coming off a 1-1 draw with Getage but they are also still feeling high after shocking champions Barcelona 1-0 last August 17th.

Real Sociedad brought in the likes of Alexander Isak, Portu and Martin Odegaard to bolster their lineup for this season. Real Sociedad is coming off a 1-0 win over Mallorca and a 1-1 tie with Valencia in their opener. I think they are good too but they don’t look to be in the same form as Athletic Bilbao is right now. Prediction: Athletic Bilbao

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