Real Sociedad vs Valencia: prediction for the La Liga fixture
Real Sociedad relies on their academy graduates and seems like it was a correct decision, now Basques are at the top of the league. The Royal Club was not active on the transfer market, but Imanol Alguacil still has a number of high-class players and youngsters are not disappointing as well.
Team is currently at the second spot in the Europa League, but PSV is just behind, so there will be a serious fight for the second spot. In 13 rounds of La Liga The White-Blues recorded eight victories and four draws, which brought them 28 points and a 1st spot in the standings.
After an away victory over Celta (2:0) hosts drew to Athletic (1:1) and beat Osasuna (2:0) in the most recent match. Team has the second-best defensive record in the league, they conceded only ten goals so far.
Guridi, Illarramendi, Monreal, Zubeldia and Fernandez are on team's injuried list.
Valencia is going through the building of a new stadium, and team is rebuilding as well. This process is going slow, but something in their performance was definitely improved. In this season Valencia became a completely different team, who is able to surprise the opponents with a classy performance.
Jose Bordalas inserted many young players into the main squad, it is surely a positive moment, youngsters got a chance to shine among the foreign players in La Liga. After 13 rounds The Bats have four victories and five draws, which brought them 17 points and a 10th spot in the standings.
After an away defeat to Betis (1:4) Oranges picked up three points in the match against Villarreal (2:0) and made Athletic to lose points (3:3).
Gabriel Paulista and Sanmartin won't be able to help their team in the match against Real Sociedad.
This bet played in 3 out of 6 most recent matches of Real Sociedad
In 4 out of 6 most recent head-to-head matches goals were scored in both halves
In 2 out of 4 most recent matches visitors managed to score in the second half
This bet played in 3 out of 5 most recent matches of Valencia
In our opinion, visitors are in a great condition and can snatch the points from the leader. Real Sociedad are extremely good, but some of their players are injured, so visitors can take advantage of that. We believe that young and motivated Valencia have a chance for points in this game.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (+1) for Valencia
Prediction: Handicap (+1) for Valencia
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We think that teams will play defensively in this match, so we are not expecting many goals. Both opponents need three points, so we think that the outcome of the game will be decided by one or two goals.
Our second bet is on total under 2,5 goals