Real Sociedad vs Leganes
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 16 February 2019
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Anoeta (San Sebastian).
Both Real Sociedad and Leganes seriously improved their form at the start of the year coming into Saturday’s clash which could offer a very interesting affair at Anoeta.
Sociedad made it eight consecutive matches without a defeat in all competitions. They held Valencia to a goalless draw last weekend at Mestalla. The team thus backed up a fine performance in the huge Basque derby which saw Txuri-Urdinak dispatch their bitter rivals Athletic Bilbao 2-1 at Anoeta.
Sociedad thus shipped just one goal in past three league outings. It will be very interesting to see if they will be able to keep such tremendous defensive shape going when coming face to face with the red-hot Youssef En-Nesyri.
Leganes’ forward was unstoppable in the last couple of weeks. He scored six goals in last three appearances for Leganes, a streak which includes a hat-trick in a demolishing 3-0 victory over Real Betis six days ago at Butarque.
Real Sociedad vs Leganes: Head-to-head
Sociedad won two, drew two and lost one of five head to head encounters with the Legionaries.
There were as many as nine goals scored in total in past two head to head matches between the two sides.
Teams shared spoils in a 2-2 draw when they met each other in this term of La Liga at Butarque.
Real Sociedad vs Leganes: Prediction
Leganes will travel to the Basque Country off the back of two consecutive wins over Rayo Vallecano and Real Betis. They scored two or more goals in each of last three league affairs led by the phenomenal Moroccan forward En-Nesyri.
The Legionaries have, however, been fairly easy to break down on travels throughout the entire season. Thy shipped 18 goals in 12 away matches which is why we doubt they will keep things quiet at the back here against Sociedad.
Backing goals at both ends thus has to be the way to go at the odds of 2.10, especially if we know the first H2H encounter between these two likes in this Primera Division term saw a 2-2 draw.
Real Sociedad vs Leganes: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 2.10 (11/10)
Youssef En-Nesyri to score anytime @ 4.00 (3/1).