Real Sociedad vs Malaga
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 14th May April 2017
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Anoeta, San Sebastian.
Sociedad continue their Europa League quest against in-form Malaga. Both teams are unbeaten in the last four La Liga confrontations.
They snatched a point at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan against Sevilla as the match ended 1-1, while Malaga registered their fourth victory in a row against Europa League semi-finalists Celta Vigo.
The hosts still have the great shot to compete in UEFA competition next season. They occupy the 7th position with 62 points, the same count as sixth-placed Athletic Bilbao. The team from Anoeta is in good shape, the atmosphere is positive and the players will be looking to earn important three points.
Sociedad’s home performances this season were pretty solid. In 18 games at Estadio Anoeta, the crowd has witnessed 10 home victories, 4 draws, and only 4 defeats.
The mid-table teams are usually in the slump as the season is coming to a close due to lack of competitive significance of matches. On the contrary, Malaga woke up and crushed their previous four opponents. In the last four games, they registered the maximum of 12 points with only 2 goals scored (in the local derby against Sevilla).
However, Malaga are only in the 11th position. Theoretically, they could overtake the 10th place from Alaves, but it’s completely insignificant. Malaga won only two games on the road this season along with seven draws and nine defeats.
Real Sociedad vs Malaga: Head-to-head
Earlier this season at Estadio La Rosaleda, Real Sociedad beat the hosts with 0-2. In the last three meetings at Anoeta, Malaga managed to win one while the remaining two ended without a winner.
Real Sociedad vs Malaga: Prediction
The motivational aspect is certainly with the hosts since three points could significantly increase their chances of grabbing a spot in next season’s Europa League. However, Malaga have proved they are dangerous at the moment, so we could see a very dynamic contest at Anoeta.
Real Sociedad vs Malaga: Bet tips
The first pick will be Real Sociedad to win and Both Teams to Score at the odds of 3.00 by Bet365
You could also try Over 3.5 goals at the odds of 2.50 with Bet365.