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Real Sociedad vs Espanyol Prediction & Betting tips
After four defeats in a row and only one point since the restart, Real Sociedad was handed over to seventh place. Despite the strong season, international competition is at risk. In the run-up to the game between Real Sociedad and Espanyol Barcelona, the odds of the bookmakers nevertheless swing towards the Basques, as the odds comparison of the betting base shows.
After all, it is in the Estadio Anoeta against the bottom of La Liga. The Periquitos are already ten points behind the saving bank and are facing the first relegation since 1993. In addition to only one of twelve possible counters from the last four games, the Catalan club also scored only one goal.
With an away win in the Basque Country, the bottom would come again. So far, nine of the 16 games in the distance have been lost. Accordingly, we expect a rearing away team, but believe that the home side will end their crisis. Our recommendation goes to Real Sociedad against Espanyol Barcelona to tip 1.
In summer 2013, Real Sociedad San Sebastián landed for the last time on fourth place in the final table and was allowed to compete in the UEFA Champions League. Since then, the whites and blues, also known as Txuri-urdinak in Basque, have been dreaming of a comeback in the premier class.
There was much to suggest that the 2020/21 season could be that far again. After all, Erreala played for a long time and was also in fourth place after matchday 28 when there was a 1-1 draw against Osasuna at the restart.
Then, however, the “Royal Football Company” lost four league games in a row and was passed through completely once. The current fourth Sevilla FC are already ten points behind.
But it could get even fatter, with Valencia and Athletic Bilbao just one point behind in ranks eight and nine, two more ambitious clubs lurking that could overtake San Sebastián in the event of another bankruptcy. The Txuri-urdinak still have a back door. They qualified for the Copa del Rey final and won the Europa League.
However, Martin Ödegaard’s injury comes at a worst possible time. The 21-year loan from Real Madrid was one of the Basque top performers – and shot his club in the semi-finals to win over Mirandés.
It is currently unclear how serious his injury is. The end of the season does not seem unlikely. Against this background, the bottom of La Liga as a moral development opponent may come at a convenient time. In any case, it is a fact that at Real Sociedad against Espanyol Barcelona the odds of bookmakers speak for the Basques.
Last summer Espanyol Barcelona finished seventh and reached the Europa League group stage through the qualifying rounds. It was decent there. After the group victory in the preliminary round, the knockout against Wolverhampton came only in the knockout round. In La Liga, however, there is an absolute season to forget.
The Periquitos have only won five out of 32 league games so far. The 119-year-old traditional club, which has been in the top division in the country continuously since the 1994/95 season, now holds the red lantern in the current La Liga table.
No wonder, because so far nine of the 16 away games have been lost. Particularly devastating: Espanyol Barcelona scored only eleven goals in 16 games away, making them the second most harmless team in La Liga behind CD Leganés.
Accordingly, those responsible pulled the rip cord once more after the recent 0-1 defeat at Betis Sevilla. Abelardo, who was only committed at the turn of the year, had to pack his bags. For him, Francisco Rufete was on the bench for the first time against Real Madrid.
The problems remained the same: At the front, Spain’s second worst offensive had no breakthrough. And at the back, the third weakest defensive was once again unable to hold the zero for 90 minutes.
With only one point from the last four league games and also only one goal scored during this period, this game in the Basque Country is not a bad star.
Real Sociedad vs Espanyol head to head matches
22.01.20 CDR Real Sociedad Espanyol 2 : 0
22.09.19 LL Espanyol Real Sociedad 1 : 3
18.05.19 LL Espanyol Real Sociedad 2 : 0
14.01.19 LL Real Sociedad Espanyol 3 : 2
11.03.18 LL Espanyol Real Sociedad 2 : 1