Real Sociedad vs Roma
UEFA Europa League
Date: 16 March 2023, Thursday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Reale Arena (Donostia-San Sebastian).
Real Sociedad continued to struggle by failing to see off Mallorca in the weekend’s La Liga action.
The Basques are now winless in four successive league games and they have seriously compromised the top-four finish and a place in the Champions League next season as a consequence.
Head coach Imanol Alguacil can be worried by his team’s lack of creativity as Real Sociedad are finding it very hard to get clear-cut openings these days.
The Basques have only managed to find the back of the net once in the last four games across competitions. They have done very little to threaten Roma in the first leg of their Europa League tie seven days ago in Italian capital.
Real Sociedad have one win in the last eight matches in all competition and we can hardly see them annulling a two-goal deficit in this matchup against the Romans.
The visitors will not enter the game in significantly higher spirits either since they suffered a shocking 3-4 defeat to Sassuolo on Sunday.
A red card for Marash Kumbulla certainly had a lot to do with the mentioned loss but it is little of justification for Jose Mourinho’s troops who won two of the last five league matches.
Roma dropped out of top-four in the Serie A table and they are looking ahead of a very tough and important city derby against Lazio on Sunday afternoon.
Real Sociedad vs Roma Head-to-head
- The last week’s clash in Rome was the maiden head to head encounter between these rivals.
- Roma celebrated a2-0 victory seven days ago at Stadio Olimpico as Real Sociedad were toothless in the final third throughout most of the game on the occasion.
Real Sociedad vs Roma Prediction
We expect Roma to close this tie with a defensive approach by Jose Mourinho. Real Sociedad have been struggling for goals of late anyways.
The Under 2.5 goals FT is the best betting option despite the 1.53 odds, while the value seekers can chase Roma to win 1-0 at the 8.50 odds.
Real Sociedad vs Roma Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.53 (8/15)
Correct Score: Roma 1-0 @ 8.50 (15/2) odd.