Vardar vs Real Sociedad
UEFA Europa League
Date: 19th October 2017
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Telekom Arena (Skopje).
Reaching the knockout stage of the competition has already been a massive success for the Macedonians who did not have luck with the draw which put them together with the likes of Zenit, Real Sociedad and Rosenborg.
Such a strong opposition is proving out too much for them and their defensive line which has already allowed as many as eight goals and they are yet to take on Real Sociedad in back-to-back fixtures.
Featuring the group stage of the European competition has affected Vardar’s domestic campaign performances since they have already dropped points to stay six points behind of Shkendija at the top of the First League standings.
Cedomir Janevski’s men managed to “buy” their fans’ confidence on Saturday when they bagged as many as four goals past Shendija in the domestic derby to boost up the confidence ahead of Sociedad’s visit.
Txkuri-Urdinak finally managed to keep their net untouched last weekend when they dispatched the rock-bottomed Deportivo Alaves 0-2 on the road to climb up to the seventh position in the La Liga standings.
Eusebio Sacristian’s side has previously conceded at least three goals in five consecutive outings in all competitions, including the 3-1 loss to Zenit in the second round of Europa League.
Vardar vs Real Sociedad: Head to head
Vardar will have the honour of hosting Real Sociedad for the first time in their history this Thursday.
Vardar vs Real Sociedad: Prediction
The bookies clearly expect this to be a one-way street from the very first minute pricing the Basques as 1/4 favs to get away with points.
Sacristian’s men are indeed favourites, but we would not be shocked to see Vardar on target as well given Sociedad’s poor form at the back and the fact they’ve bagged four against Shkendija at the weekend.
Vardar vs Real Sociedad: Bets
The stand-out bet is Real Sociedad to win & BTTS at 3.40.
Over 2.5 goals FT is a banker bet, priced up at the 1.72.
All Odds courtesy of 888Sport
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