Real Sociedad v Real Betis Betting Tips: Under 2.5, 2019-01-17

International Football Tips

Copa del Rey
Thursday 17th January 2019
Kickoff: 1830hrs
Pick: Under 2.5
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 1.73 (odds taken at 00:38 GMT, 17 Jan 2019)

Thursday night brings us Spanish cup action in the Copa del Rey with Real Sociedad taking on Real Betis as the betting tips continue at the Estadio Municipal de Anoeta.

Copa del Rey Betting at Marathonbet

Real Sociedad Prediction

Real Sociedad have enjoyed quite a successful campaign in La Liga to date as the hosts sit in 8th place and just three points behind 6th placed Getafe who occupy the Europa League qualifier spot, thanks to recent back-to-back wins against Real Madrid and Espanyol.

Real Sociedad will turn their attentions to the Copa del Rey on Thursday night though as they look to continue their progress in the Spanish cup competition, and they return to their Estadio Municipal de Anoeta for this second leg tie with the scores still level following last week’s 0-0 draw at Real Betis’s Estadio Benito Villamarín.

However, despite their promising season so far, Real Sociedad have found scoring goals hard to come by and have been involved in a number of low-scoring matches this term. 5 of their 10 matches overall at home have resulted in under 2.5 goals, and this second leg is unlikely to see either side taking unnecessary risks as they’re just 90 minutes way from a quarter-final place.


Key-Facts – Real Sociedad v Real Betis

  • 5 of Real Sociedad’s 10 matches at home this season have resulted in under 2.5 goals
  • 4 of the last 6 encounters between Real Sociedad and Real Betis have ended under 2.5 goals
  • 8 of Real Betis’s 13 away matches this season have seen under 2.5 goals


Real Betis Prediction

Real Betis are another side who have been punching above their weight in La Liga as they sit in 7th place in the Spanish top flight and a point above their opponents this evening, Real Sodiedad as the two clubs battle it out for the right to be in the hat for the quarter-finals.

Real Betis may be slightly disappointed having not taken full advantage of being at their Estadio Benito Villamarín ground in last week’s first leg as they were held to a 0-0 stalemate by tonight’s hosts, and Betis come into this clash without a win from their last four matches overall.

In all their away matches in all competitions so far, 8 of Real Betis’s 13 matches on their travels have resulted in under 2.5 goals, with the visitors keeping six clean sheets as well as failing to score in 6 of these 13 matches too.

Betting Tips Verdict

With the stakes being raised as this is the second leg of this tie, and neither team in particularly prolific goalscoring form, I’ll opt for the unders in this clash.