Espanyol vs Real Sociedad predictions and betting tips for this weekend’s La Liga fixture at 3.15pm. Both sides are still within reach of seventh place and a Europa League spot so we could have an exciting end of season fixture in Barcelona.
In the betting odds for this match, the bookies make Espanyol slight favourites at odds of 13/10 to win, the draw is 13/5 and you’ll get 13/5 for a Real Sociedad victory. Both teams to score looks a banker but the bookies agree and make it just a 1/2 shot.
Kick-off time: 3.15pm
Date: Saturday 18th May
Venue: RCDE Stadium
These sides are separated by just one place in the La Liga table going into the final weekend, with Real Sociedad ahead of their opponents on head to head. Seventh place in the table will get a Europa League place but it is Athletic Bilbao who are currently in seventh going into the last matches. Athletic are three points clear of these two sides both have a superior head to head record against Gaizka Garitano’s Bilbao, so there will be one eye on their match with Sevilla too.
Espanyol have only lost one of their last eight matches at home and will expect to win here, but Sociedad won’t lie down and picked up their first away win in nine last time out against Deportivo. They also beat Real Madrid 3-1 last time out an their tails will definitely be up knowing a European place is up for grabs.
Far from being a dead rubber match, this is a shootout for the chance to get into the Europa League next season and we’re backing the home side to just edge it for our Espanyol vs Real Sociedad predictions. They are strong at home and Socieded have lost three and drawn one in their last five away matches. This run included a 5-2 defeat at Sevilla and 3-1 loss at relegation threatened Celta Vigo. The hosts’ manager Rubi will want to get into Europe and end a good season for Barcelona’s second side following their rivals title win. Despite making a fantastic start to the season, Espanyol now find themselves on the brink of missing out on Europe, but a win here gives them a chance.
What are the odds for Espanyol to beat Real Sociedad? 13/10 with William Hill.
Espanyol have a player in red hot form going into this game and we’re betting on him to keep up his great recent scoring form. Borja Iglesias has scored two goals in each of his last two matches against Ateltico Madrid and Leganes and despite being a short price to score this weekend, he is a good double your money bet. Real Sociedad have got two players in double figures for the season with William Jose fancied to get goals as well.
What are the odds for Borja Iglesias to score vs Real Sociedad? Evens with William Hill.
The last of today’s La Liga betting tips is a correct score and the biggest odds of the three selections. Both teams are in good form and there should be goals, with both sets of strikers in double figures for the season, so the selection is a 2-1 Espanyol victory in this one, which might be enough to get a Europa League spot if Sevilla beat Athletic Bilbao.
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