Real Sociedad vs Eibar
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 14 April 2019
Kick-Off 15:15 UK / 15:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Anoeta (Donostia-San Sebastian).
Mid-table neighbours Real Sociedad and Eibar are set to lock horns on Sunday afternoon at Estadio Municipal de Anoeta. It seems both outfits are in a similar situation and have nowhere to go in remaining seven rounds of the campaign. They could theoretically get engaged in the battle for the Europa League positions with a potential winning thread, but it is hard to expect such scenario given they both lacked consistency in a huge measure throughout the season.
Sociedad were unbeaten in three consecutive league outings, but their thread came to an end last weekend when they fell 3-1 to Celta Vigo away at Balaidos. The Basques had the lead, but Willian Jose’s red card turned the course of the match entirely in the favour of the Sky Blues. One of team’s key players (Willian Jose) is thus suspended for the tie with Eibar which will be a massive blow for the head coach Imanol Alguacil.
Real Sociedad vs Eibar: Head-to-head
Txuri-Urdinak lead the head to head tie by three wins coming into 18th encounter with Eibar.
The Gunsmiths are still searching for their first win at Anoeta and this will be their landmark 10th trip to San Sebastian (5 wins for Real Sociedad and 4 draws in 9 H2H games so far).
Eibar, however, took a 2-1 victory when teams last met each other in late-August last year.
Real Sociedad vs Eibar: Prediction
Much like their counterparts, Eibar played hot and cold throughout the entire season. They were also unbeaten in three successive league affairs before last weekend’s narrow 2-1 loss to Real Madrid away at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
Jose Mendillibar’s men generally play much weaker on the road. They won just 1, drew 7 and lost 7 of 15 league games away from home. Five of last six matches the Gunsmiths played on the road saw goals scored at both ends. There is no reason for us to expect a different scenario when they come face to face with attacking-minded Real Sociedad here.
We will alternatively back the home win at 2.20 because of both head to head record and Eibar’s dreadful form on travels.
Real Sociedad vs Eibar: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.70 (7/10)
Real Sociedad to win @ 2.20 (6/5).