Real Sociedad vs Real Betis
Spanish La Liga
Date: Thursday, 4 April 2019
Kick-Off at 20:30 UK / 21:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Anoeta (Donostia-San Sebastian).
Mid-table rivals Real Sociedad and Real Betis are set to drop curtain on the Matchday No 30 in Spanish La Liga on Thursday evening at Estadio Municipal de Anoeta.
The hosts are looking to move lock on points with their counterparts with a win here, but Los Beticos have ambitions of their own knowing 4th-placed Getafe and the Champions League spot is only six points away.
Neither of the two outfits will enter the fixture in the highest of spirits, though. They both drew 1-1 to their respective rivals at the weekend after the international break.
Sociedad hardly pulled off a 1-1 draw away at Real Valladolid on Sunday, while Betis did the same against penultimate-placed Rayo Vallecano on the same day.
Real Sociedad vs Real Betis: Head-to-head
Apart from moving lock on points with Betis in the league ladder, Sociedad can make it all square at 14 wins, draws and defeats in H2H history against Los Beticos with a victory here.
Four of last five head to head outings ended in draws.
The streak includes a pair of draws in recent clashes in the last 16 round of Copa del Rey in mid-January.
Betis advanced on the away goal rule (0-0 at Benito Villamarin and 2-2 at Anoeta).
Los Beticos celebrated a narrow 1-0 victory when teams locked horns in the first half of Primera Division campaign in December last year.
Real Sociedad vs Real Betis: Prediction
Sociedad are winless in last five league games, three of which ended in draws. They clearly lacked meticulousness at the back of late. The Basques failed to keep a clean sheet in any of last four league affairs, a streak which includes a tough 5-2 loss to Sevilla at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
Betis won just two of last eleven outings across competitions. They were knocked out of Europa League at the hands of Rennes, while they also suffered a Copa del Rey elimination to Valencia.
The draw is definitely the most likable of three outcomes and we will back it as the main betting option at the odds of 3.40.