The 2020 Copa del Rey final was postponed last year. It will be finally played this weekend, on the 3rd of April in Seville. Interestingly one of the participating teams, Athletic Bilbao will also feature in this year’s cup final against Barcelona two weeks later. But first they will face a local rival, Real Sociedad. In a tight game as predicted in the Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad betting preview.
A game between Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad or as it is also known, the Basque derby usually brings lots of excitement to all football fans. Hopefully it will be the case this Saturday as well when the two teams meet each other in the final of the 2019-20 Copa del Rey. Which was scheduled originally to the 18th of April, 2020 but had to be postponed to this year. Sadly fans still can’t be present at the Estadio de La Cartuja in Seville. But surely lots of them will follow it through other channels.
Real Sociedad will play in their eighth final and can win their third cup in the club’s history. While Athletic Bilbao played in 28 finals so far, winning it 23 times. Their latest victory came in the 1983-84 season though, almost 40 years ago. Both teams have been playing well this season and have similar chances to win the cup this time.
Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad betting preview offer similar odds for both teams’ victory
Real Sociedad are currently in fifth place in La Liga. But there was a point in the season when they led the table for a few weeks. The team managed to draw with Real Madrid twice, but lost against the other big teams, Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona. What’s more, they suffered a huge, 6-1 loss from the Catalans in their last game. Which could be a worrying sign for their fans. But surely the team will try to come back and play their best against Bilbao in the cup final.
Their experienced players like Asier Illarramendi, Nacho Monreal or David Silva can play a key part. While Mikel Oyarzabal and Brazil forward Willian Jose can be the most dangerous for Bilbao’s goal. Online sportsbooks in Spain don’t expect too many goals though. They offer the odds of 2.40 for three or more goals. In their last meeting in December Sociedad defeated their rival 1-0 and they are slightly favored to win again in the Athletic Bilbao vs Real Sociedad betting preview. Their victory has the odds of 2.60 while Bilbao’s win has the odds of 2.75.
Bilbao’s chances to win the cup
Athletic Bilbao have been playing their best for a long time this season though the team is only in 9th place in the league. But they also reached the final of the 2021 Copa del Rey. After they defeated Levante in the semi-finals with a goal in the extra time. Since their new manager, Marcelino took over the team in January, Bilbao have only suffered defeats from Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. They will meet the Catalans in their next final two weeks after this one.
Online gambling sites in Spain are definitely giving them a bigger chance to win the trophy now, against Real Sociedad. Their odds to do so is 1.95 on bet365. Bilbao’s recent form can be promising for sure, but they need to perform their best to defeat Sociedad. With the lead and goals of Iker Muniain, Inaki Williams and Raul Garcia, the team can surprise their opponents and win the silverware this time.