Real Sociedad vs AZ Betting Tip – 5 November 2020

Both teams to find the net in San Sebastian

Andoni Gorosabel / Real Sociedad ©imago images / Agencia EFE October 29, 2020

SpainReal Sociedad vs AZNetherlands
5 November 1755hrs
Football – Europe – Europa League
Pick Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 4/6  odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 4 November


AZ are the surprise leaders heading into the match day three fixtures and can take a big step towards the knockout phase if they can defeat Real Sociedad.


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Real Sociedad Preview – Will Real Sociedad bounce back from defeat to Napoli and improve qualification chances?

It’s been a brilliant start to the season for Real Sociedad domestically as they continue to set the pace in La Liga. They sit one point ahead of Real Madrid and although they’ve played a game more, it’s a position they will take a lot of encouragement from. They come into this game with five wins out their last six games in all competitions and that defeat was at home to Napoli last time out – a 1-0 loss.

La Real managed a 1-0 win over their own away to Rijeka on match day one to start their campaign with a win and will be hoping to pick up a further three points in this one.

Our betting prediction:
Real Sociedad to win/BTTS

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(odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 4 November)
The only real concern for Imanol Alguacil is his side’s lack of home wins so far this season. Their away form has been excellent with four straight victories on the road but they’ve won just two of their five home matches. And that’s something they’ll hope to improve on, starting in this game.
As he has been for many seasons, Mikel Oyarzabal continues to be Sociedad’s main attacking influence. He already has five in La Liga and scored the winning goal for Spain against Switzerland last month.

AZ Preview – Are AZ set to maintain their 100% record in this section and remain on top?

A tough draw in Champions League qualification done for AZ as they went out in their one-off tie away to Dynamo Kiev, losing 2-0. Arne Slot’s men have responded well to that disappointment by taking maximum points from their first two games in the Europa League. An excellent 1-0 win away to Napoli was followed by a thumping 4-1 at home to Rijeka last week. It’s put them in a commanding position as it stands but they will be well aware of the quality that exists in this group.

AZ have not had the start to their domestic season they would have wanted with five draws in their six games to date, so their form in the Europa is somewhat surprising.

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The Dutch club did reach the knockout stages of the Europa League last season but lost out to LASK in the round of 32. They will be hoping – considering they start they’ve had – to emulate that at the very least this time around. Taking something from this game would put them in great shape ahead of entertaining their opponents at the end of the month.

There’s plenty of young talent in this squad led by the exiting Myron Boadu who has six goals between club football and the Dutch U21s.

Real Sociedad vs AZ Betting Advice

This is a really important game heading towards the midway point of the section. A home would could see all three of Sociedad, AZ and Napoli on six points whilst the visitors continuing their 100% record would see them go six clear of their opponents. You’d think that the Eredivisie club would be content with a point, however, and have some advantage over them ahead of the return game.

Key Facts – Real Sociedad vs AZ Betting Tip

  • Real Sociedad are top of La Liga but have won only two of their five home games this season
  • AZ may have been disappointed being knocked out of the Champions League but they are performing well in this competition
  • The two will do battle again in Alkmaar on the 26th of November


This should be an open game with both teams having plenty of options in attack. Five of Real Sociedad’s last eight games have went over 2.5 goals whilst six of AZ’s last seven have done similar. Over 2.5 goals is the bet in this one.


Best Betting Odds for Real Sociedad vs AZ

Real Sociedad: to win: 4/7 Betvictor
Draw: 10/3 at Betvictor
AZ: 9/2 at Betvictor