Real Sociedad vs Real Valladolid
Spanish La Liga
Date: Friday, 28 February 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Reale Seguros Stadium (San Sebastian).
Sociedad have a game in hand, and still are placed in the top-six of the table. On top of that, they are in blistering form, and especially so at home.
Against the incoming Valladolid squad, who have been underwhelming on the road this campaign, Sociedad are easily deemed to be the favorites.
Real Sociedad vs Valladolid Head-to-head (h2h)
- Seven of the last ten wins had gone to Sociedad.
- Ten of the previous fourteen wins had gone to the teams that had home advantage.
- Seven of the preceding nine wins at this venue went to the hosts.
- Since 1998, not once have Valladolid kept a clean sheet at this stadium.
Real Sociedad vs Valladolid Match Preview
Sociedad defeated Valencia at home with a 3-0 scoreline the last match-day. It was their fourth overall win in a row, and the sixth straight at home.
More than the win, the fact that it was against a team of the stature of Valencia – gives confidence to the players to go after a podium finish.
At present, Imanol Alguacil’s men are in possession of the sixth position, but have a game in hand, and are just three points away from the third spot in the table.
A third-place finish behind Barcelona and Real Madrid would be something too big to even dream for the team, and now, they just have the opportunity to do it.
Meanwhile, Valladolid recorded a 2-1 win at home over Espanyol. It was just their third win from the past fifteen games, and on top of that, the victory had come against the dead-last placed Espanyol.
The visitors who secured entry into this top flight the season before, and since then they have struggled to keep up with the intense demands of the competition.
As of now, they might just be targeting a finish better than that of the last season – and that would be the 15th position or the spots above it.
Real Sociedad vs Valladolid Prediction
Sociedad are one of the best teams in the league, and as per current form, they might even be the absolute best at the moment. They have the potential to go after the third spot in the table, and on top of that, they have the home advantage as well.
On the other hand, Valladolid are practically an inexperienced team in the La Liga, and are from the bottom-tier of the table. To pile on, they are on the road as well, and have a total of just four wins so far away from home this season.
Two of these were against relegation-battlers (including the dead-last placed Espanyol), and one was against a team from the lower division, in the Copa del Rey.
Furthermore, Sociedad have been on active winning streaks in overall fixtures, as well as at home, and had hugely dominated this opponent in previous h2h clashes. Importantly, at this venue, since 2003, only once have Sociedad lost against this opponent.
Considering all these observations, it’s clearly evident that the hosts are on course to deliver a crushing win this Friday.
Real Sociedad vs Valladolid Betting Tips
Sociedad to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
To Score in First Half: Sociedad @ 1.67 (2/3).