Espanyol vs Real Sociedad Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 11:00 Hrs

Venue: RCDE Stadium

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Espanyol vs Real Sociedad Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Espanyol were able to salvage a point against Levante through a late equaliser, as the game finished as a 1-1 draw. José Luis Morales put the home team in front through a penalty just 10 minutes into the second-half. Espanyol were heading for a first defeat in six matches before Leo Baptistao came up with an injury time goal. Real Sociedad picked up a first win in three after beating Deportivo Alaves 2-1 at home. Goals from Hector Moreno and Illarramendi gave Real Sociedad a 2-0 lead after just 11 minutes on the clock. Even though Alaves threatened an equaliser through Alfonso Pedraza’s goal, Real Sociedad held on for a win.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Espanyol have suffered back-to-back defeats against Real Sociedad at the RCDE Stadium. In fact, Real Sociedad have picked up three wins in their last four visits to this ground. This time around, the Catalan outfit have the potential to make up improvements on this record, as they have lost only once in six home games. Meanwhile, Real Sociedad are winless in nine away games. I would back a win for Espanyol. Recent matches for Espanyol have been extremely tight contests with little to experience in terms of goals. Real Sociedad have managed less than 1.5 goals in their recent three away matches, and they are likely to struggle against a stubborn Espanyol defence. I see this game ending up with less than 2.5 goals in total.

Espanyol – 15/8

Total goals under 2.5 – 7/10

Espanyol saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Espanyol

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Espanyol Form Guide

Espanyol Team Logo

Espanyol

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
L A

17-03-2018

Primera Division

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

01-04-2018

Primera Division

Alaves Team Logo Alaves

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

08-04-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

15-04-2018

Primera Division

Getafe Team Logo Getafe

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

18-04-2018

Primera Division

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

22-04-2018

Primera Division

Girona Team Logo Girona

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

28-04-2018

Primera Division

Las Palmas Team Logo Las Palmas

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

06-05-2018

Primera Division

Atletico Madrid Team Logo Atletico Madrid

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

13-05-2018

Primera Division

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 4 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

W A

20-05-2018

Primera Division

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Real Sociedad Form Guide

Real Sociedad Team Logo

Real Sociedad

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
L H

17-03-2018

Primera Division

Getafe Team Logo Getafe

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

01-04-2018

Primera Division

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

08-04-2018

Primera Division

Girona Team Logo Girona

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

14-04-2018

Primera Division

Las Palmas Team Logo Las Palmas

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

19-04-2018

Primera Division

Atletico Madrid Team Logo Atletico Madrid

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

22-04-2018

Primera Division

Malaga Team Logo Malaga

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

28-04-2018

Primera Division

Athletic Bilbao Team Logo Athletic Bilbao

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

04-05-2018

Primera Division

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

12-05-2018

Primera Division

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

20-05-2018

Primera Division

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Espanyol Preview

Espanyol are looking set to coast through the remaining matches of the La Liga 2017-18 season with little zest to get victories, as the team has a whopping 12-point advantage over the bottom three. At the same time, the Catalan outfit have to make up eight points in order to catch up with the likes of Eibar and Girona. Yet, Espanyol have picked up some crucial results in recent weeks – most notably the win over Real Madrid. Leo Baptistao has scored only twice in the last 10 games, while Gerard Moreno is the leading scorer at the club with 11 league goals.

Espanyol Team News

Adrian Lopez (meniscus), Diego Lopez (head), Sergio Garcia (groin), and Didac Vila (thigh) are the injured players for Espanyol, while Sergei Darder is unavailable due to suspension.

Real Sociedad Preview

Real Sociedad secured a crucial win over Deportivo Alaves that could serve as a stepping-stone towards the club finishing in the top half of the table. The possibility of Real Sociedad qualifying for the Europa League now looks unlikely with the team having fallen several points behind the top six. After a strong start to the season, Real Sociedad slipped up and took a long time to find their feet. Even now, the run of two wins in five league games this not necessarily instil fear into opponents. Willian Jose is the top scorer at Real Sociedad with 11 league goals.

Real Sociedad Team News

Carlos Martinez (shoulder), Xabi Prieto (groin), and Geronimo Rulli (thigh) are injured names for Real Sociedad manager Eusebio.

Espanyol Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Real Sociedad Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Espanyol vs Real Sociedad Sidelined Players

Espanyol
13 Diego Lopez Injured
9 Sergio Garcia Injured
35 Adrian Lopez Injured
25 Sergi Darder Suspended
Real Sociedad
2 Carlos Martinez Injured
- David Concha Injured
1 Geronimo Rulli Injured
10 Xabier Prieto Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Pau Lopez 189 77
3 RB Aaron Caricol 180 72
6 CD Oscar Duarte 186 81
2 LB Marc Navarro 188 79
15 CD David Lopez 185 80
8 CM Carlos Sanchez 182 82
23 LM Esteban Granero 180 77
19 RM Pablo Piatti 163 63
4 CM Victor Sanchez Mata 175 73
11 CF Leo Baptistao 181 71
7 CF Gerard Moreno 180 75
No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Miguel Angel Moya 188 83
24 RB Alberto De la Bella 181 75
3 CD Diego Llorente 185 74
19 LB Alvaro Odriozola 178 67
6 CD Hector Moreno 182 82
4 CM Asier Illarramendi 177 74
5 CM Igor Zubeldia 180 79
16 CM Sergio Canales 176 65
18 LF Mikel Oyarzabal 180 77
12 CF Willian Jose 186 87
7 RF Juanmi 169 63