Real Sociedad vs Valencia Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

Referee: Javier Estrada

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Venue: Estadio Anoeta

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Real Sociedad vs Valencia Match Prediction

By Sajeesh Soman

Real Sociedad have been in some good form while Valencia’ struggle this season doesn’t seem to end. Real Sociedad host Valencia on Saturday, the 10th of December, 2016 at the Anoeta stadium. We bring you all the team news, match facts and betting predictions from this fixture.

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Real Sociedad preview

Real Sociedad were hammered last weekend by Deportivo La Coruna as they lost 5-1 away. The win helped Deportivo jump out of the relegation zone in emphatic fashion. The hosts took the lead in the 13th minute as Sidnei capitalised on a ball from a corner to score with a low finish. The lead was doubled 16 minutes later as Inigo Martinez’s failed clearance ended in the back of his own net. Florin Andone converted one more before the half-time to help Deportivo take an impressive lead at the break. Yuri Berchiche helped Sociedad pull one back in the 57th minute but former Liverpool man Ryan Babel helped Deportivo regain the lead in the 64th minute. Andone doubled his tally in the 77th minute to strike a heavy blow to the visitors. Sociedad have to bounce back quickly as they prepare to face Valencia this weekend.

Valencia preview

Valencia are now without a win in their last six games following a 2-2 home draw against Malaga last weekend. Valencia are very close to the relegation zone following a poor start to the season and their problems increased when Pablo Fornals volleyed home in the third minute. Valencia created well, and it was Daniel Parejo’s cross which helped Rodrigo to head home and equalise for the hosts. Daniel Parejo’s impressive performances this season continue as he added another assist in the 34th minute when he helped Alvaro Medran score. The away side showed better display in the second half as they instigated multiple saves from Diego Alves but they were finally able to beat him in the stoppage time as Fornals added one more to his tally. Cesar Prandelli’s side have a lot to work on as they prepare for a tough match against Sociedad this weekend.

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Real Sociedad team news

Imanol Agirretxe (Knee injury), Markel Bergara (Ankle problems), Jon Gaztanaga (Muscle injury), Ruben Pardo (Muscle fibre) and Mikel Oyarzabal (Shoulder injury) will miss out for Sociedad this weekend.

Valencia team news

Enzo Perez (Wound) and Nani (Muscular problems) are unavailable for Valencia on Saturday.

Betting tips and predictions

Sociedad have lost just one of their last ten games against Valencia. Sociedad have lost only once in their last five games while Valencia have managed to win only once in their last five games. Sociedad are very likely to win this encounter. 

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Probable Lineup

No. Pos Player m kg
1 GK Geronimo Rulli 189 80
19 RB Yuri Berchiche 181 77
6 CD Inigo Martinez 181 77
2 LB Carlos Martinez 188 78
22 CD Raul Navas 183 80
4 CM Asier Illarramendi 177 74
17 CM David Zurutuza 184 78
10 CM Xabier Prieto 185 77
11 LF Carlos Vela 175 73
12 CF Willian Jose 186 87
18 RF Mikel Oyarzabal 180 77
No. Pos Player m kg
1 GK Diego Alves 187 83
2 LB Joao Cancelo 182 72
23 CD Aymen Abdennour 187 84
4 CD Aderlan Santos 192 83
21 RB Martin Montoya 175 74
10 CM Daniel Parejo 181 75
20 CM Alvaro Medran 176 68
7 CM Mario Suarez 186 80
9 CF Munir El Haddadi 175 69
16 LF Federico Nicolas Cartabia 170 65
19 RF Rodrigo 180 77