Real Sociedad vs Espanyol Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview of the Spanish La Liga match on Thursday, 2 July 2020. Kick off 18:30 UK/ 19:30 CET at the Reale Seguros Stadium, San Sebastian.
Real Sociedad hasn’t registered a win since the restart of the league. Yet, the host is close to having the bragging rights in the game as Espanyol from the ultimate bottom of the table has a poor away form in their records.
Trailing on four consecutive losses in the league puts off the host’s chances in any game.
However, Real Sociedad has hopes of turning their wheels in the campaign when facing the worst side in the mix.
Sociedad paid a visit to Getafe in their last encounter and was defeated with a 2-1 scoreline.
In the past five winless games, the host has scored at least a goal in three of them; two of that trio coming at home. With 8 wins in their 16 home matches so far, La Real hasn’t been the worst side at home.
Having an average of 1.8 goals per match at home will boost things at San Sebastian for the home team.
Espanyol is a strong contender for relegation this season and each point will be crucial for them in the league table as they are only three points from making it out of the red zone as the table stands.
The Budgerigars are on a three-game losing streak in the campaign, following a 0-1 loss at home against the table-toppers, Real Madrid, in their last match.
The visitor has only three wins in their 16 away fixtures and has been winless for the past six trips on the road in the league. They have just 11 goals from their 16 tours so far.
Francisco Rufete’s first adventure in the top tier was an appreciated try against Lost Blancos last time out, but they are playing against La Real away from home which will be a problem for the gaffer.
Real Sociedad vs Espanyol Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host has recorded three of the last five wins.
- Their previous encounter gave a 2-0 home win for La Real.
- Seven of their past ten clashes have seen both teams score.
- The host is unbeaten at home in the last four matches.
Real Sociedad vs Espanyol Prediction
Sociedad has a problem or two to be sorted out before the match and there is no doubt in that.
Imanol Alguacil and his men will have their best shot at getting back into the league to confirm their trip to Europe League.
Espanyol performed well in their first match with the new coach but still couldn’t get the three points as that is what matters in the table. They came close to scoring but were foreshadowed by the lack of a good finisher in the eleven.
The home win in full-time is a good option but considering the risks with their form, the draw no bet will be a safer approach to the game with 1.40 odds for the punters.
La Real has scored in most of their recent home matches and their scoring average suggests we can expect a couple of goals in ninety minutes. The tip for over 1.5 goals will thus be a suitable option for the punters in the game.
Real Sociedad vs Espanyol Betting tips
Draw no bet: Real Sociedad @ 1.40 (2/5).
Over 1.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).
Correct Score: 2-0 for Real Sociedad @ 8.00 (7/1).