Real Sociedad Vs Valladolid Betting Tip: Sociedad & Under 3.5 Goals – 28 February 2020

Sociedad can grind it out at Anoeta

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Real Sociedad Vs Real Valladolid

Friday 28th February 2020 – 20:00 Kick-Off
Spanish La Liga
Pick: Real Sociedad & Under 3.5 Goals
Odds: 6/5
Bookmaker: Coral

(All betting odds displayed were correct at time of writing: 25th February 2020 at 13:50 GMT)

Preview: Friday’s offering in La Liga sends Real Valladolid, potentially reinvigorated after claiming seven of the last twelve points, to the Anoeta Stadium where hosts Real Sociedad are targeting a fourth straight home win in the competition.
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Real Sociedad Preview – Fortress Anoeta to witness further spoils?

There can be no dispute as to which side in Spain currently boasts the best form right now, as Real Sociedad (6th – W12 D4 L8) continue to tear it up in league and cup. The club are into the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey – they hold a 2-1 lead heading into the second-leg away to Segunda Division outfit Mirandes – and are now up to sixth in La Liga, only three points shy of the Champions League places following last week’s emphatic 3-0 victory over Valencia.

It helps, of course, when the fixtures fall kindly. Remarkably, six of their last eight matches in all competitions were held at their Anoeta Stadium in San Sebastian. Seven were successfully converted into victories, including all six staged at home and will thus be targeting a fourth consecutive La Liga win in front of their own fans on Friday. Which would complement recent triumphs there over Athletic Bilbao (2-1), Mallorca (3-0) and Valencia.

Villarreal were the last team to inflict defeat on them at the Anoeta, doing so on 5th January in what was Sociedad’s only loss there in nearly four months (W4 D2 L1). Only Barcelona, meanwhile, boast a superior scoring rate in said matches this season (La Real average over two goals (2.17) per home game and would score in all 12 such fixtures thus far) with Real Sociedad’s record at home across the whole campaign strong overall: W7 D2 L3.

Real Sociedad Win To Nil
6/4

Bet365

 

Real Valladolid Preview – Can blunt visitors make it four unbeaten versus La Real?

Immediately after securing what could turn out to be a priceless set of three points against a direct rival in the battle to avoid relegation, beating Espanyol 2-1 at home to move seven points clear of the bottom-three, Real Valladolid (15th – W6 D11 L8) are presented with an unenviable task of tackling Spain’s hottest side. With confidence gradually returning though, following a run of one league defeat in four (W2 D1 L1), could they possibly spring another surprise in this fixture?

With all that said, it is nonetheless seven defeats in nine away to Real Sociedad in La Liga. A surprise 2-1 scoreline at the Anoeta last season does, however, mean defeat has been avoided in each of the previous three such head-to-head meetings. That does include a goalless draw in the reverse of this fixture last December. Evidently, then, this Valladolid side have proven they have it within them to nullify their upcoming opponents.

A positive outcome will, more likely than not, depend on how well this defence of theirs holds up under intense scrutiny. In recent editions of this fixture it has coped admirably. However, this season alone they are averaging almost twice as many goals conceded on their travels (1.46 is up from 0.75 when playing at home). This doesn’t bode particularly well when considering how their rate of goals scored in these fixtures – at a paltry 0.69 per away game – shows up as the third-worst in the entire Spanish top-flight.

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Real Sociedad Vs Real Valladolid Betting Advice

How does one look beyond a host in such imperious form? Especially when much of this form originates from home fixtures. Real Sociedad may be a short price to comply but it is easy to identify why. La Real are seeking to win a fourth consecutive home game in La Liga, having also won seven of the last eight encounters in all competitions. For contrast, Valladolid boast two wins in thirteen league games, albeit both were acquired fairly recently.

 

Real Sociedad Vs Real Valladolid – Key Facts

  • Real Sociedad are in scintillating form. La Real winning seven of their previous eight matches in Spain’s La Liga and Copa del Rey competitions, including all six staged at home in that time.
  • Previously without a win in nine league games (D5 L4), Real Valladolid have since won two of the last four in La Liga (W2 D1 L1).
  • December’s La Liga meeting in Valladolid ended goalless, thus extending the latter’s unbeaten run in head-to-head contests to three (W1 D2) having won 2-1 in last season’s away fixture.

 

Real Valladolid possess a mediocre away record thus far and are averaging less than a goal per game across their thirteen away matches (W3 D4 L6). They’ve proven to be stubborn against Sociedad in recent times, if nothing else, so could potentially frustrate once more. Yet the hosts are in red hot form right now and while I suspect this might be another tight affair, I do expect another Sociedad victory.

Best Betting Odds for Real Sociedad Vs Real Valladolid

Real Sociedad – 13/25 (Unibet)
Draw – 7/2 (Bet365)
Real Valladolid – 6/1 (Ladbrokes)