Elche vs Real Sociedad
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 26 September 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero (Elche).
After a five-year absence from the top-flight, Elche has finally made their return. They relegated the hosts in the 2014/15 season despite finishing in 13th place in the league table.
Los Ilicitanos will play on the back of a five-game unbeaten run from the Segunda Division, following a 0-1 win on the road against Girona in the schedule.
Visiting Real Sociedad still seeks their first victory of the season while heading into round three of the campaign.
The visitor impressed in keeping a clean sheet against the defending champions Real Madrid last time out in the schedule.
Both their matches ended in a draw; the opening with a 1-1 scoreline on the road against Valencia and later a goalless draw at home against Los Blancos.
Elche vs Real Sociedad Head-to-head (h2h)
- The visitor has recorded four of the last seven overall wins.
- Both teams haven’t scored in their previous three matches.
- Their most recent encounter was in 2015, and Elche won the game.
- Only one of their last five clashes has ended in a draw.
- The host has been unbeaten at home in the past three fixtures.
Elche vs Real Sociedad Prediction
Backing a defeat for Elche will be common practice here, given their newly promoted status. But it is worth noting that each of their last four league defeats here has seen just a single-goal margin. So, it will not be a walk in the park for La Real in their visit.
There will be enough action in the fixture, even though a high-scoring affair is not promised by the end of the final whistle. Based on their recent scoring spree in the schedule, the tip for over 1.5 goals will probably do the trick for the punters.
Elche enjoys the home ground advantage, but it is their first top tier game in five years. So, it is too soon to tell their form at home. Based on their second-tier performances, they could make it harder for visitors to take the three points.
Real Sociedad has sealed their defense against the reigning champions in the last game. It wasn’t until the 40th minute of that game when La Real burst into action. Since Zidane’s boys had a tough time breaking that defense, we can expect them to keep it that way at Elche too.
That’s why the tip for draw no bet over Real Sociedad will probably be the best bet for the punters to yield decent returns from the encounter.
Elche vs Real Sociedad Betting tips
Over 1.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).
Draw no bet: Real Sociedad @ 1.40 (2/5).