Real Sociedad vs Espanyol
Spanish La Liga
Date: Monday, 14 January 2019
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Anoeta (Donostia-San Sebastian).
Real Sociedad ended the three-loss streak nowhere else but at Santiago Bernabeu where they dispatched Champions League holders Real Madrid 0-2. Willian Jose and Ruben Pardo were on target against ten-man Real Madrid to help the Basques climb up to 11th place in the league standings.
Can Txuri-Urdinak back up such showing on Monday evening when they are to drop the curtain on the Matchday No 19 with the home clash against Espanyol?
The visitors have seen plenty of ups and downs throughout the season. They were on a three-loss thread in December thanks to a well congested schedule which saw them play the likes of Barcelona, Real Betis and Atletico Madrid. Nonetheless, the Budgerigars still managed to find the way out of the crisis with a 1-0 victory over Leganes.
Real Sociedad vs Espanyol: Head-to-head
Sociedad lead the head to head tie by five wins coming into their 43rd meeting with Espanyol.
Both teams scored in all of past four head to head affairs.
Teams have a win, a draw and a loss apiece in past three H2H encounters.
Real Sociedad vs Espanyol: Prediction
Sociedad’s matches were general short on goalmouth action. This can particularly be said for their home outings. The Basques only scored six goals for the record of one win, three draws and four defeats in eight league matches at Anoeta this term.
Just one of past six matches Sociedad played in all competitions saw three or more goals scored. Since Espanyol also bagged no more than eight goals in nine away fixtures this term, the Under 2.5 goals FT looks to be the best of betting options here.
Braver tipsters can go for the draw which is the most likable of three outcomes based on teams’ form. The odds for such scenario are set at 3.30.
Real Sociedad vs Espanyol: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.70 (7/10)
Draw @ 3.30 (23/10).