Real Sociedad vs Espanyol Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Real Sociedad vs Espanyol in La Liga.
Real Sociedad vs Espanyol Match Preview
Free-scoring Real Sociedad will look to continue their goal rush as they take on Espanyol at the Estadio Municipal de Anoeta on October 23, Monday night. We preview this match as we examine who will come out on top.
To say that Real Sociedad are one of the best entertaining sides in La Liga is an understatement. Four wins, three defeats and one draw put them on 13 points and 9th on the table. The Basques have been pretty to watch while going forward and that has seen them notch a lot of goals already. But, they are not entirely convincing at the back leaving them vulnerable for counter-attacks. This side has so many attacking options up front that you will be spoilt for choice choosing who can score! Striker Willian Jose ran riot in Macedonia when Sociedad beat Vardar 6-0 in the group phase of the UEFA Europa League. Youngster Mikel Oyarzabal has been outstanding this season and has already scored four times in the La Liga. After a brief slump in form, back-to-back wins must have done a world of good to Sociedad’s confidence coming into this match.
Espanyol have been all over with their form this season in La Liga. The Catalonians have nine points from eight games with two wins, three losses and three draws completing their template. The biggest worry for the visitors is their away form as they continue to struggle on the travels. They haven’t won in four away La Liga games since the start of this season. On three recent ones, they didn’t even score a goal, which underlines their inefficiencies away from home. They have only taken two points from their opening four away league games and there is an opinion that changing nothing over the summer is coming back to haunt them. The poor defensive record of their hosts gives an opening but to be frank, Espanyol do not have the firepower to take advantage.
Real Sociedad vs Espanyol H2H
Real Sociedad have won five of their last eight matches against Espanyol in La Liga and have won 53 matches against them, more than any other La Liga side. Last year, the match between Real Sociedad vs Espanyol ended in a 1-1 draw.
Real Sociedad vs Espanyol Team News
David Zurutuza is still injured for the hosts while Juanmi is expected to be fit to start.
Espanyol are at full strength for this match.
Real Sociedad vs Espanyol Probable Line-ups
Real Sociedad: Rulli, Kevin, Aritz, Llorente, Odriozola, Zubeldia, Illarramendi, Prieto, Juanmi, Jose, Oyarzabal.
Espanyol: Pau Lopez, Aaron, Hermoso, David Lopez, Navarro, Fuego, Darder, Piatti, Jurado, Baptistao, Gerard.
Real Sociedad vs Espanyol Predictions
Sociedad’s firepower is exceptional this term and are third-best in terms of goals scored. They score close to 2.5 goals per game and should continue their glut even in this encounter. With home advantage and their strikers in such form, Real Sociedad winning this match and scoring over 2.5 goals looks a good betting tip for the match between Real Sociedad vs Espanyol.