Espanyol vs Real Sociedad Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
This Sunday, Espanyol will host Real Sociedad at the RCDE Stadium. This is a clash between two sides from the middle of the table so it will be interesting to see who comes out victorious from this one.
Espanyol are placed fifteenth at the table with thirty-two points from the previous twenty-seven games. So far in the season, they have won seven, drawn eleven, and lost nine matches with a negative goal difference of -9. Out of the previous five league games, they have drawn four and won one. In the previous round, they faced Levante in a game that ended by the score of 1-1. Besides hard tackles and yellow cards, not much was happening in the first half, in the second, however, we have seen two goals. Morales of Levante scored the first goal of the game from the penalty spot and Baptistao of Espanyol managed to equalize in the second-half stoppage time.
Real Sociedad hold the number twelve spot in La Liga with thirty-three points from nine wins, six draws, and twelve losses. Currently, they are on a two-game unbeaten streak with a draw and a win from their most recent clash. They faced Alaves and managed to triumph with two goals scored and one conceded. Moreno and Illarramendi scored for Sociedad and on the other side, it was Alfonso who did the same for Alaves.
When it comes to the previous meetings between these two clubs, the point distribution has been somewhat equal. Out of the previous five games that they’ve played, Real Sociedad have won two, Espanyol one, and the remaining two matches ended as draws. It is worth noting that in four of those five outings, we have seen both sides score. In front of the home fans, against Sociedad, things look even worst for Espanyol as they have three losses from the previous five.
Espanyol have several missing players for the match against Sociedad. Sergio García and Diego López are injured and they can't play on this match. Sergi Darder is suspended and he also can't play on the Sundays match. Dídac Vilá is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match, while all other players are available to play.
On the other side Real Sociedad also have several missing players for the match on Sunday. Carlos Martínez, Xabi Prieto and Gerónimo Rulli are injured and they can't play on this match. Raúl Navas and Kévin Rodrigues are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are available for the match and they will play aggressive from the first minute.
Possible starting lineups
Espanyol: Lopez; Martin, Lopez, Duarte, Navarro; Piatti, Sanchez, Sanchez, Granero; Moreno, Baptistao
Real Sociedad: Moya; Odriozola, Moreno, Llorente, Bella; Illarramendi, Zubeldia, Zurutuza; Canales, Jose, Oyarzabal
Espanyol vs Real Sociedad Prediction
We expect one interesting and exciting football game with lots of scoring chances on the both sides. Both teams like to play aggressive football and it will be a true football fight for the points. Espanyol have drawn 5 of their last 6 matches and all players are eager to win some points on Sunday. They like to play strong football in defense line and have played with under 2.5 goals scored in 10 of the last 11 home La Liga games. On the other side Real Sociedad have failed to win their last 9 away matches but they play solid football this season. They like to play aggressive football in attack and will try to score from the first minute.
So our prediction and betting tips for the match Espanyol vs Sociedad Prediction: Both teams to score. We expect from both teams to score, but both of them have a chance to win all three points here. So the best option is to place your bet on goals. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.