Rayo Vallecano vs Real Sociedad
Spanish La Liga
Date: 21 January 2023, Saturday
Kick-off at 13:00 UK / 14:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de Vallecas (Madrid).
Real Sociedad are one of the hottest teams in La Liga right now. They have won all six games since the World Cup break.
Three of these wins came in the league where the Basques moved up to the third place in the standings as a consequence.
The latest league success for Imanol Alguacil’s men happened seven days ago when they dispatched bitter local rivals Athletic Bilbao 3-1 in the huge Basque derby at Reale Arena.
Alguacil can be particularly satisfied with his team’s recent defensive performances. Sociedad conceded only a single goal in the last six outings across competitions.
They have limited Bilbao and Mallorca to just ten shots combined in the last two matches in all competitions, both within the last seven days.
This is why we like Sociedad’s chances of a clean sheet on Saturday afternoon when they travel to the capital to take on Rayo Vallecano in Gameweek 18.
Rayo have also kept their net untouched in the 0-1 victory over Real Valladolid on the road last Saturday.
They controlled the happenings on the pitch from the first to the final whistle and deservedly claimed a three-pointer on the occasion.
It is also worth mentioning that Rayo Vallecano have been very tough to beat in front of their fans so far in the season.
Andoni Iraola’s men lost only two of eight league fixtures on the home patch this term, conceding no more than eight goals along the way.
Rayo Vallecano vs Real Sociedad Head-to-head
- These two teams met echo the in a friendly played a month ago when they drew 1-1.
- Four of their last five head to head games finished without a winner.
- Interestingly, Real Sociedad have managed to come on top just twice in the last 16 away clashes against Rayo Vallecano.
Rayo Vallecano vs Real Sociedad Prediction
Real Sociedad will enter this game in the highest of spirits and we believe they have what it takes to survive a stern Rayo test at Estadio de Vallecas.
The bet we are particularly interested in is Real Sociedad to win & Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 4.33.
Rayo Vallecano vs Real Sociedad Betting Tips
Real Sociedad to win & Under 2.5 goals @ 4.33 (10/3)
Correct Score: Sociedad 1-0 @ 7.00 (6/1) odd.