Real Sociedad vs Girona
Spanish La Liga
Date: 8th April 2018, Sunday
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Anoeta (San Sebastian).
Real Sociedad and Girona go into this match searching for a win for two obvious reasons. The hosts do not want to drop points at home to get pulled down into the relegation battle, while Girona eye a spot in Europe next season.
Not a happy season if you are a Sociedad fan as their team keep reeling at the bottom half of the table. They are only 2 spots above the relegation zone, but the gap with the drop zone is a sizable 11 points. Yet, bad results cost Eusebio Sacristan his job during the international job when the team had 3 wins in 12 games along with 1 draw and 8 defeats. His replacement Imanol Alguacil had a poor start as well with the team settling for a goal-less draw at Eibar.
The Royals have plenty of injury worries as they prepare to welcome the newly promoted Girona on Sunday. The Illaramendi, Sergio Canales and Xabo Prieto are all injured, while goal-keeper Geronimo Rulli and defensive stalwart Carlos Martinez make to the list of 9 injured players.
Girona cannot complain how their season went so far. They are 8th in the table and a win on Sunday will take them up to the Europa League qualification zone. They could have been already there if points were not dropped in the last two games. Girona were held to a draw by the relegation threatened Levante last time before the humbling 6-3 defeat to Real Madrid. Still, they are a tricky customer to negotiate having won in 6 of the previous 8 games.
Real Sociedad vs Girona: Head-to-head
The teams played out a 1-1 draw when they met early this season, which happened to be their first ever meeting in Spanish LaLiga.
Overall there has been 5 meetings with 4 of those coming in the second division. The teams share 1 win and 3 draws each from those head-to-head matches.
Real Sociedad vs Girona: Prediction
The high number of injuries in the squad could dent Real Sociedad’s chances here. Girona on the other hand, despite not having the best of runs on the road are a fearless side built on the principle of attacking football and thus capable of picking up these odd wins. This is the main reason to consider the away win is a wise choice. It is a risk worth taking as the odds priced around the 4.00 mark.
Goals are guaranteed in this match, therefore picks from goal markets offer us the safe options.
Real Sociedad vs Girona: Bet Tips
FT – Girona to win @ 4.00 at BetVictor
Both teams to Score and Over 2.5 goals @ 2.10 odds with 10Bet.