Real Sociedad vs Sevilla Betting Tip Draw – 18 April 2021

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SpainReal Sociedad vs SevillaSpain
18 April 1300hrs
Football – Spain – La Liga
Pick Draw
Bookmaker PaddyPower
Odds: 9/5  odds taken 2000 GMT, Saturday 17 April

 

The top four appears to be settled but Real Sociedad will be hoping to get back to winning ways in the league against an inform Sevilla who sit directly above them.

 

 

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Real Sociedad Preview – Can La Real find their first victory in five league matches?

It’s been a historic month for Real Sociedad who – after a 1-0 win against Athletic Bilbao – won the delayed 2020 Copa del Rey final. It was their first success in the competition since 1987 and the fact it came against their local rivals will make it all the sweeter for the club. Imanol Algucail’s celebrations were seen all over the world and now the head coach will be hoping for a positive end to the league campaign.

La Real’s recent form in La Liga has been disappointing with just one win in their last six, all but ending any hopes of a top four finish and qualification to the Champions League.

 

Our betting prediction
1-1 Correct Score
11/2

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(odds taken 2000 GMT, Saturday 17 April)

Due to their recent run it means Sociedad are now 14 points behind tomorrow’s opponents. They’re also level on points with Real Betis and just a point better off than Villareal. The challenge is staying in the top six to ensure that they qualify for European competition next season. A fifth place finish may also bring with it Champions League football depending on who wins this season’s.

La Real’s home form remains strong despite recent slumps. It’s just one defeat in their last six, that coming against Barcelona. They drew 1-1 with Athletic in their most recent home match.

Sevilla Preview – Are Sevilla set for another victory that would keep them on the edges of a potential title shot?

There may be eight games to go but Sevilla already looked to have sealed their place in next season’s Champions League. That 14 point lead over the chasing pack is unlikely to be overturned. Instead, Sevilla can turn their attentions to an unlikely title bid. They may be fourth and have both Madrid clubs and Barcelona above them in the table, but they are just six points off the lead.

It remains in the improbable category but with Sevilla still to face the current champions and Barcelona facing Atletico, there is still a hope and their current form gives them a chance.

 

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Julen Lopetegui’s men have won four of their last win in La Liga, responding from two straight defeats prior to that. Their most recent victory was an incredible 4-3 win away to Celta Vigo in a match where the lead changed hand three times and Papu Gomez’ winning strike bringing him his second goal for the club.

The win against Celta was something of an outlier as Sevilla are the lowest scoring team in top five and have the second best defensive record in the league. Their form on the road is also good, winning four of their last six.

Real Sociedad vs Sevilla Betting Advice

It may be fifth versus fourth but there is a substantial gap between the two teams – both in terms of points and quality. The previous meeting between the clubs this season ended 3-2 to Sevilla. La Real haven’t actually won in this fixture since 2017 so it’s not been favourable for them of late.

 

Key Facts – Real Sociedad vs Sevilla Betting Tip

  • Real Sociedad’s only win this month was in the Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao
  • Sevilla are fourth but just six points behind leaders Atletico Madrid and very much in the title conversation
  • The first meeting of the season between the two ended in a thrilling 3-2 win for Sevilla

 

It’s a fascinating clash and one which does have implications on the title race as well as the battle for European spots. Sevilla will likely have to win at least seven of their last eight but this is a difficult venue and one they’ve not won at for four years.

La Real have the second highest number of home draws in the league and this looks like it could be another.

 

Best Betting Odds for Real Sociedad vs Sevilla

Real Sociedad: 23/10 at Betfair
Draw: 13/5 at Betfair
Sevilla: 31/20 at Betfair