Real Sociedad vs Espanyol Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Real Sociedad vs Espanyol Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Real Sociedad come into the game after having beaten Deportivo Alaves 2-0 in the recent league match. Goals from Mikel Oyarzabal and Aritz Elustondo arrived late in the game to provide a Real Sociedad with a first victory in five La Liga matches. The team built on the confidence provided by this win to manage a 6-0 win over Vardar in the Europa League. Espanyol were only able to manage a goalless with Levante last weekend. Both teams did not have the enough firepower to get a victory. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Real Sociedad have been able to manage three wins in the recent five fixtures against Espanyol, whose away form has been shot to pieces with just a point from the four games. Even though Espanyol have faced top teams in these away games, it certainly blunts the team’s confidence. Flores says his team go up against the decent home record of Real Sociedad, which has taken a beating in the last three matches. Still, Real Sociedad are a strong outfit at the Anoeta. I would back a win for Real Sociedad. Mikel Oyarzabal has been in excellent form after failing to score only once in his five league appearances this season. The 20-year-old has also scored in his last four games while contributing two assist in the process. I would back the youngster to score anytime in the game. Real Sociedad win – 17/20 Mikel Oyarzabal to score anytime – 2/1

Real Sociedad saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

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

Espanyol saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

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

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Real Sociedad Form Guide

Real Sociedad Team Logo

Real Sociedad

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
L H

08-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Deportivo Alaves Team Logo Deportivo Alaves

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

11-08-2018

Club Friendlies

VfB Stuttgart Team Logo VfB Stuttgart

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

12-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Freiburg Team Logo Freiburg

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

18-08-2018

Primera Division

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

24-08-2018

Primera Division

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

31-08-2018

Primera Division

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

07-09-2018

Club Friendlies

Deportivo Alaves Team Logo Deportivo Alaves

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

07-09-2018

Club Friendlies

Sochaux Team Logo Sochaux

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

15-09-2018

Primera Division

Barcelona Team Logo Barcelona

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

21-09-2018

Primera Division

SD Huesca Team Logo SD Huesca

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Espanyol Form Guide

Espanyol Team Logo

Espanyol

Won

7

Draw

1

Lost

2
W A

26-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Richmond Kickers Team Logo Richmond Kickers

FT 2 - 4

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

29-07-2018

Club Friendlies

FC Cincinnati

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

05-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

08-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Gimnastic Team Logo Gimnastic

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

11-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Borussia Moenchengladbach Team Logo Borussia Moenchengladbach

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

18-08-2018

Primera Division

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

26-08-2018

Primera Division

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

02-09-2018

Primera Division

Deportivo Alaves Team Logo Deportivo Alaves

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

16-09-2018

Primera Division

Levante Team Logo Levante

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

22-09-2018

Primera Division

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Real Sociedad Preview

Real Sociedad have been able to get back to winning ways and it is extremely crucial for the club with aspirations of finishing in the top six. The last two results could not have been better for the club, as they have managed to score a combined eight goals and conceded none. The clean sheet was especially important given that Real Sociedad have already conceded 17 – at more than two goals per game – this season. The forward line-up has been able to keep pace to a certain extent, as they have scored 19 in these matches. Mikel Oyarzabal is the club’s leading scorer with four goals.

Real Sociedad Team News

Jon Guridi (knee), David Zurutuza (calf), Imanol Agirretxe (thigh), Alvaro Odriozola (knee), and Juanmi (concussion) are players unavailable for Real Sociedad.

Espanyol Preview

The home form has been the key for Espanyol this season, as the club have struggled on the road. This struggle has especially been profound in the case of scoring goals, as Espanyol have netted just once in the away matches this season. This goal came in the opening game of the season when the team scored against Sevilla. Manager Quique Flores, though, will be pointing out to his team facing the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid in the first few away matches. Espanyol can only hope for better things on the road, as the team has already played four of the top six from last season. Gerard Moreno is the leading scorer at the club with three this season.

Espanyol Team News

Adrian Lopez (meniscus) and Victor Sanchez Mata (calf) are the players unavailable for Espanyol.

Real Sociedad Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

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 Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

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 vs Espanyol Sidelined Players

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