Eibar Vs Real Sociedad Betting Tip: Sociedad – 26 April 2021

La Real can claim Basque spoils

Aritz Elustondo / Real Sociedad ©IMAGO / Agencia EFE 04/18/2021

Spain Eibar Vs Real Sociedad Spain

Monday 26th April 2021 – 20:00
Spanish La Liga
Pick: Real Sociedad to WIN
Odds: 49/50
Bookmaker: Unibet
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 23rd April 2021)

Preview: The Ipurua Stadium could play host to the last Basque derby between Eibar and Real Sociedad for quite some time on Monday evening. The hosts are struggling to keep pace at the bottom of La Liga after a 15-game winless run, and now welcome a side buoyed by a return to winning ways last time out.

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Eibar – Can bottom side avert fifth straight loss?

If recent performances are a reliable indication as to where this team is currently at, then a return to Spain’s second tier seems imminent. A heavy 4-1 defeat at Granada on Thursday compounded last Sunday’s 5-0 hammering at the Wanda Metropolitano by leaders Atletico Madrid and has left Jose Luis Mendilibar’s men rooted to the bottom of La Liga. Eibar (W4 D11 L17) now five points from safety at the time of writing.

A fair few wins are required between now and the end of the season, which culminates in a meeting here, at their Ipurua Stadium, with title race protagonists Barcelona. Three of their remaining six fixtures, however, are against teams no higher than 14th, providing hope that an unlikely great escape is still plausible even in the face of some ominously bad form.

Los Armeros’ chances of escaping the drop appear to be bleak, though. Their last league win was against Granada – the same side who beat them so convincingly earlier in the week – on 3 January. It is 11 defeats in 15 since then. Meanwhile their record here over the course of the season remains abysmal, with one home win from 15 (D6 L8) and a goals-per-game average of 0.53 the worst such figures in the division.


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Real Sociedad – The great first-half entertainers?

Imanol Alguacil will be hoping his team’s 2-1 midweek win at home to Celta Vigo can act as a catalyst for a strong finish to 2020/21. Real Sociedad (W13 D11 L8) had endured a sharp decline in results beforehand, collecting two of the previous fifteen points available to them, but may now feel the momentum is with them after climbing back into fifth place, a point above Villarreal, following Thursday night’s exploits.

All the goals came inside the opening half, continuing a trend which has seen two or more first half goals in four of their previous five La Liga games. In fact, only two of their last eight goals scored have come after the half-time interval, lending to the belief that a rapid start to proceedings in Monday’s all-Basque affair with the division’s bottom side is critical to any further success for La Real.

Even against the worst side in La Liga, the assumption that this team merely turn up and collect maximum points is premature. Sociedad have toiled on their travels in 2021, registering six points across seven away matches (W1 D3 L3) having taken two of the last nine points from trips to Granada, Real Madrid and Valencia. Their only away clean sheet in this time coming from their solitary away win: 1-0 vs Getafe.

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Eibar Vs Real Sociedad Betting Advice

Despite one win in six coming into this Basque derby, Real Sociedad are favourites to inflict a fifth consecutive La Liga defeat upon Eibar. Imanol Alguacil’s charges secured the local bragging rights in last season’s corresponding fixture, though, prevailing 2-1 in March 2020. However, that marked a first victory at the Ipurua Stadium since 2007, La Real having succumbed to defeat on four of five prior visits.


Eibar Vs Real Sociedad – Key Facts:

  • Prior to a 2-1 victory in this fixture last term, Real Sociedad had failed to win on all five visits to Eibar in La Liga, losing four.
  • La Real have also toiled on their travels since the turn of the year, winning just one (1-0 vs Getafe) of seven away La Liga games in 2021.
  • Yet the long-term form of the hosts is even more grim. Eibar have shipped nine goals in their last two games, lost four in a row, and are winless in 15 (L11) since January.


While it isn’t easy to be too enthused with the work Sociedad have done recently, in particular away from home (one win from seven away league games in 2021), the recent displays of Eibar suggest a team struggling to believe a season spent primarily in the relegation places can be salvaged. The hosts are winless since January, losing 11 of 15 ever since. Therefore another rapier start from the visitors should put this game to bed early.

Best Betting Odds – Eibar Vs Real Sociedad

Eibar – 16/5 (Betway)
Draw – 13/5 (Betfair)
Real Sociedad – 49/50 (Unibet)