Real Sociedad vs Rijeka Prediction & Match Preview

Real Sociedad vs Rijeka
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 3 December 2020
Kick-Off at 20.00 UK
Venue: Reale Arena, San Sebastian.

Real Sociedad are surprisingly sitting at top of La Liga table after eleven rounds, and they also have a decent chance in Europa League to secure playoffs in the last two games. Game number one is scheduled for Thursday night in San Sebastian against NK Rijeka, the weakest squad in the league and team which has zero points so far. The task seems easy, at least on paper.

Sociedad have gathered seven points, having lost just one duel to Napoli. The current price you can get on home win is very low at 1.16, while Rijeka’s chances to cause an upset and take all three points from Reale Arena are at 14.00.

Real Sociedad vs Rijeka Head-to-head

Croatian side resisted Sociedad’s attacks for 90 minutes in the first head to head match in October, but conceded one goal in the stoppage time. Jon Bautista secured all three points for the Basque side in Rijeka.

Other than that, Rijeka faced teams from Spain in 11 occasions. They were victorious in just two, while losing five. Four games ended without winner. Their goal difference is 10-12.

Real Sociedad vs Rijeka Prediction

Squad led by Imanol Alguacil keeps impressing everyone with performances in La Liga. All other title contenders except Atletico Madrid are losing so many points, so 24 from 11 games are enough for Sociedad to be first placed. During the last weekend they faced 3rd placed Villarreal. That game ended without a winner 1-1 FT. Team has four victories and two draws in the last six appearances across competitions. The biggest threat for Rijeka’s defenders will be coming from Mikel Oyarzabal. This Spanish striker scored seven goals in 11 La Liga games.

Croatians will be playing for pride in San Sebastian. Chances to see them collect at least one point in remaining two games are not that great. NK Rijeka are 5th in domestic NHL, winning only 16 points from nine games. We expect them to go down to Sociedad without firing one single bullet.

Real Sociedad vs Rijeka Bet Tips

  • Home win to nil’ @ 1.72
  • Mikel Oyarzabal to score at anytime @ 1.82.