Real Sociedad vs Mirandes
Spain – Copa del Rey
Date: Thursday, 13 February 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Reale Seguros Stadium (San Sebastian).
With back to back wins in their past four games here, Real Sociedad are sizing up to be the favorites for their first-leg clash come Thursday.
Real Sociedad vs Mirandes Head to head (h2h)
Their only previous meeting, which was back in 2004, finished as a stalemate.
Real Sociedad vs Mirandes Prediction
Real Sociedad managed to eliminate the mighty Los Blancos themselves in the previous round in what turned out to be a nerve-racking seven-goal thriller. Despite registering just half as many shots on target as their foes in that clash, the hosts were far more clinical in their efforts, subsequently stunning the Bernabeu at the last blast of the whistle.
It is also worth mentioning that the home team have now stumbled just once in their past six games. Impressively, Real Sociedad are also on a two-match winning streak, as we speak.
On the other hand, Mirandes pulled off a shocking 4-2 win over LaLiga outfit Villarreal at home in their respective Copa Del Rey clash. The visiting contingent certainly upset the odds in that latter matchup. Four different players found the back of the net for the guests, while Villarreal had to be content with just two consolation goals.
Furthermore, the second division side are on an unbeaten streak of their own at the moment. They have not been at the losing-end since their 3-1 defeat to Almeria in the league, back in early December.
Be that as it may, the guests have not been coping well in their outings, per se. As a matter of fact, they have just one win to boast of from their past seven outings.
In sharp contrast, the hosts have been tasting nothing but success in their previous four games here. Given that they are also one among the top six sides back in the LaLiga, Mirandes are the outright underdogs to pick up the win in this one.
Additionally, Real Sociedad have scored two goals or more in each of their last four matchups on home soil. However, the hosts have not been consistent in ensuring a clean sheet to go with it.
Miserably, they have conceded a goal or more in eight of their past ten games here. Meanwhile, Mirandes have found the back of the net at least once in each of their previous ten outings.
With both teams known to pack a punch in the final third, it is well within reason to expect over 2.5 goals on the final scorecards this week.
Real Sociedad vs Mirandes Betting tips
Real Sociedad -1 Asian Handicap @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5)