Matchday 20 of LaLiga EA Sports this weekend will not feature the teams participating in the Super Cup. However, this Saturday the match at San Mamés between Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad promises to be a high-profile duel.

This Basque derby of 2024 appears a priori to be very even with the two teams competing for the classification of the positions that give the key to Europe next year.

Athletic is fourth in the League, with 38 points, and has three consecutive victories without a goal conceded. In addition, this season they had nine games without defeats. The same games that they have so far without losing at home. Ernesto Valverde’s men also won both derbies last year.

Real Sociedad, sixth overall with 32 points, has gone seven games without losing, but has not won in the last four games either. He will have to fight to recover his good debut of the campaign.

The African Cup and the Asian Cup have taken their toll this January on both Basque teams.

In Athletic, Iñaki Williams, summoned by Ghana, will be out. However, Real Sociedad will suffer the absences of Umar Sadiq, called up by Nigeria, Hamari Traoré with the Mali team and Kubo left for the Japan team. Along with them, the sanction of their goalkeeper Álex Remiro who saw a direct red against Deportivo Alavés stands out.

The EA Sports LaLiga Basque derby between Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad will be played at San Mamés this Saturday, January 13, starting at 6:30 p.m.

The match between Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad will be broadcast on the DAZN platform.