Real Sociedad host Espanyol on Friday with kick off scheduled for 19:45 in this La Liga game. The game is live on Sky Sports and our betting preview includes three bets.
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Real Sociedad vs Espanyol Preview
Real Sociedad will be hoping to improve from their 9th place finish last season in which they were very close to finish higher up the table given a result or two had swung in their favour. Sociedad were given a very tough start to the season this time around and found themselves on the end of a 3-0 defeat to Real Madrid, a result none of them can really complain about in all fairness. They did bounce back in their second game, travelling to Osasuna and walking away with three points after a 0-2 win. They will be hoping to get back to back wins early on in the season and this is possible with a win against Espanyol.
Espanyol found themselves in 11th last season which in all fairness is something they will be happy with, securing another season in the top flight will be priority for them this season and finishing higher than last season will be seen as an accomplishment. With only one point from their first two games they will be hoping to come away from something on their travels, a 6-4 thriller in their first game followed by a 2-2 draw at home to Malaga gives us an indication on what this side can be about.
Real Sociedad vs Espanyol Predictions
I am agreeing with the bookies’ odds on their favourite in this game with Sociedad’s odds getting shorter and shorter. Espanyol are not a team to be over looked however as they have put in two good performances so far especially with their attacking. I fancy Sociedad to push early on and we will hope they can get a goal before half time and keep the lead. This seasons stats do perceive that Espanyol will come at Sociedad at some point, we’ll just hope its late on. My first Real Sociedad vs Espanyol prediction is Real Sociedad Win at Half Time at 13/8 with Bet365.
Sociedad have yet to be involved in at BTTS game this season with Espanyol being involved in two out of two. I feel Espanyol will come at Sociedad and will definitely get at least one goal forcing the home team to respond. BTTS and over 2.5 goals looks a steal if you look at both teams previous games. My second Real Sociedad vs Espanyol betting tip is BTTS and over 2.5 goals at 8/5 with Coral.
Anytime Goalscorer Tip
With being the underdogs here, the price for an Espanyol player to score anytime is a little higher than normal and I am hoping to exploit that in my football tips. They have proven so far this season they are able to go and get a goal although it may leave them vulnerable at the back they are confident they can score a couple of goals a game. Piatti has been a big influence on the wing so far but I believe the man who has lead the line up so far, even getting himself a few goals early on in the season is the man to look at here. My third Real Sociedad vs Espanyol betting tip is Gerard Moreno to score anytime at 3/1 with Bet Victor.
Real Sociedad vs Espanyol Betting Tips
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