Real Sociedad vs Deportivo Alaves
Spain – La Liga
Date: Sunday, 4 March 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Anoeta (San Sebastian).
Real Sociedad have finally managed to keep things tight at the back, and it’s interesting that they have down it nowhere else but at Estadio Benito Villamarin against the attacking-minded Real Betis side. Eusebio Sacristian’s men have thus ended the streak of five consecutive losses on the road and they will be looking to capitalize on such result and get the three-pointer on Sunday evening when they host Deportivo Alaves.
Sociedad have generally been struggling a lot with the form ever since the start of the season. Most of their points were obtained at Anoeta where the Basques have been pretty inspired lately netting as many s eight goals without conceding a single in back-to-back victories over Deportivo La Coruna and Levante.
Sacristian’s attacking line will be handicapped as both Willian Jose and Agirretxe will likely skip Alaves’ visit, but the Spanish manager definitely has reasons to hope for the bets here given the most recent improvements in Sociedad’s defensive line.
Alaves have suffered a demolishing 4-0 defeat to defending champions Real Madrid, but they’ve managed to bounce back from it instantly in the mid-week’s round beating Levante 1-0 at Estadio Municipal de Mendizorroza. Overall, Babazorros have seen a massive rise in from ever since Abelardo took charge on the bench and they have even overtaken Sociedad at 14th place in the league ladder after winning four of last five league outings.
Real Sociedad vs Deportivo Alaves: Head-to-head
Alaves have been more successful over the course of history and they lead the head to head tie by two wins.
Nonetheless, Babazorros have always struggled for results at Anoeta where they’ve won only 1 of 9 precious visits.
None of last three H2H matches saw both teams on target, and Sociedad came on top when the two teams met in this term of Primera Division (0-2 in mid-October last year at Mendizorroza).
Real Sociedad vs Deportivo Alaves: Prediction
Sociedad have been super dominant in the most recent set of fixtures at Anoeta and we do see them as favourites to get the spoils against Alaves here.
Sacristian’s job is in jeopardize and he just can’t afford a failure here as we believe the hosts will be highly-motivated to keep things tight at the back once again after a clean sheet at Benito Villamarin.
Real Sociedad vs Deportivo Alaves: Bet Tips
Real Sociedad to win @ 1.65
Real Sociedad to keep a clean sheet @ 2.40