Espanyol vs Real Sociedad Prediction & Match Preview

Espanyol vs Real Sociedad
Spain – La Liga
Date: Saturday, 18th May 2019
Kick-off at 15.15 UK/ 16.15 CET
Venue: RCDE Stadium (Barcelona).

The head-to-head points are used as a tie-breaking criterion in Spain should two teams finish level on points. What this transcribes into is – if Athletic Bilbao lose their game this weekend against Sevilla (the chances are high as Bilbao is on the road against a team desperately trying to lock in a Champions League spot), the winner of this match will get a ticket to Europa League, as both have better h2h performances against Bilbao this season.

Both teams are as prepared as they could be for this final challenge. Espanyol has not lost in their last eight match-days, whereas Sociedad won their last three in a row. For sure, we are about to witness a thrilling encounter.

Espanyol vs Real Sociedad Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last five matches in a row had goals from both teams.
  • Five of the last seven games had over 2.5 goals.
  • 11 of the last 15 ties at this venue had goals from either side of the pitch.
  • Seven of the last eight encounters at this stadium had three or more goals.

Espanyol vs Real Sociedad Prediction

Both teams have got momentum and are going in strong for this final encounter. Either will surely be looking for the win, as a draw would prove of no use for both parties.

Espanyol is unbeaten in their last eight games, and in 14 of their last 16. At home, they were unbeaten in 16 of their last 21 attempts. Sociedad, meanwhile, won their last three in a row and was unbeaten in 10 of their last 15 on the road.

Importantly, games between these teams have always produced fireworks. The last five h2h ties in a row had goals from both teams, and five of the last seven had three or more goals. At this venue, it’s been even more nail-biting. 11 of the last 15 clashes saw both teams on the scorecard, and seven of the last eight had goals at either end of the pitch.

Count on these two to produce another episode of their exciting encounters.

Espanyol vs Real Sociedad Betting Tips

  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.67 (2/3).

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