Real Sociedad vs Valencia Prediction & Match Preview

Real Sociedad vs Valencia LaLiga Prediction by LeagueLane

Real Sociedad vs Valencia
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 21 November 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Reale Arena.

Sociedad are surprisingly still at the top of the Spanish top flight, but they are being relentlessly chased by the determined Real Madrid. With a slender one-point lead, the team is under pressure to keep winning.

This weekend they are at home (where they have been superb all season), and are pitted against Valencia, who have been struggling to show any kind of consistency in 2021-22.

By the looks of things, expect a win for the toppers this Saturday at the Reale Arena.

Real Sociedad vs Valencia Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The latest encounter had ended in a 2-2 draw.
  • Sociedad had recorded 10 of the past 16 overall wins.
  • Since 2010, the guests have won just thrice at this stadium.
  • The home team had scored two or more goals in four of the last six clashes at this ground.

Real Sociedad vs Valencia Prediction & Analysis

Sociedad recorded a 0-2 win on the road the last match-day, against Osasuna. They are also on a 16-game unbeaten run, and they have been completely unbeaten at home in 2021 – barring games against three major European teams.

On the other hand, Valencia were held to a 3-3 draw at home by Atletico Madrid, and they were also winless in eight of their former nine fixtures.

Going on, they had conceded two or more goals in four of their past five matches, and they had even lost 12 of their past 18 road trips.

Taking into account these observations, as well as past h2h stats (particularly at this venue), expect a win for the in-form Sociedad.

Key Stats for Betting

  • Sociedad are in possession of the first position, and they have lost a single game all season. This sole defeat had come against Barcelona.
  • As of now, they are on a 16-fixture unbeaten streak – which included 12 league games, and four Europa match-ups.
  • The last they lost at home was back in April. In fact, their only three defeats at this venue in 2021 had come against Barcelona, Sevilla, and Manchester United.
  • Meanwhile, Valencia have won just four times in the 2021-22 edition of the La Liga, and only once on the road through this campaign.
  • They had conceded three or more goals in three of the preceding four road trips, and they have managed to record a single victory away from home since the second week of January.

Tips for Real Sociedad vs Valencia

  • Real Sociedad to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
  • Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.00 (1/1).