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Nov 2, 2018
Nov 2, 2018

La Liga preview: Real Sociedad vs. Sevilla

Real Sociedad vs. Sevilla odds

Inform your Real Sociedad vs. Sevilla prediction

Analysing the Real Sociedad vs. Sevilla stats

La Liga preview: Real Sociedad vs. Sevilla

Real Sociedad host Sevilla in this week's highlight La Liga match. The teams are in contrasting form but will that continue in this match? Looking for value in the Real Sociedad vs. Sevilla odds? Read on to inform your Real Sociedad vs. Sevilla prediction.

A close look at the Real Sociedad vs. Sevilla odds

The Money Line odds make Sevilla slight favourites to edge what looks like a close game with the odds implying the away side have around a 40%* chance of winning the match.

It is expected to be a marginally higher than average game in terms of goal scoring. The goals total is set at 2.75 compared to this season’s La Liga average of 2.46 goals per match. Under 2.75 is slightly favoured at 1.944*.

Time: Sunday Novemeber 4 17:30 UTC kickoff  

Venue: Anoeta Stadium

Real Sociedad vs. Sevilla statistics

  • Real Sociedad are yet to record a La Liga home win
  • Sevilla have scored three or more goals in five of their ten La Liga matches
  • The away side have recorded the second highest expected goals total in La Liga
  • Real Sociedad have an xG per game of 1.04 and xGA of 1.195.
  • Sevilla have an xG per game of 2.06 and xGA of 1.56.

Real Sociedad vs. Sevilla predicted lineups

Real sociedad predicted lineup

4-2-3-1: Moya; Gorosabel, Navas, Elustondo, Hernandez; Alba; Illaramendi, Zubeldia; Oyarzabal, Pardo, Ramirez; Willian Jose

Raul Navas is a doubt in defence for Real Sociedad so Diego Llorente may replace him at centreback. 

Real Madrid predicted lineup

3-4-1-2: Vaclik; Carrico, Gnagnon, Gomez; Navas, Banega, Vazquez, Arana; Sarabia; Ben Yedder, Andre silva

Kjaer and Gonalons remain out. Andre Silva is a slight doubt and could be replaced by Luis Muriel in the lineup.

Inform your Real Sociedad vs. Sevilla prediction

Nine places but just seven points separate these two clubs after an unfamiliar start to the La Liga season which has seen no truly dominant side emerge whilst surprise package Alaves currently occupy second position.

The hosts in this match Real Sociedad have endured a mixed start to the season with three wins, three draws and four losses on their record so far.

Visitors Sevilla sit third in the table after a promising start to their campaign. Their underlying statistics support their high position as they have recorded the second highest expected goals total and they remain third in on the expected points table. The Sevillanos are just two points behind leaders Barcelona.

Similarly, Real Sociedad are around where they should be in the table given their performances. The club have yet to win at home which could be a problem if not corrected as the season progresses. Last season’s eleventh place finished was supported by La Liga’s eighth best home record.

The small sample available here should be considered before writing off Sociedad’s home advantage however. They have played just four games at home and one was against reigning champions Barcelona.

Sociedad’s poor home record may be set to continue for now though. Sevilla enter this match having won five of their last six La Liga matches with a loss away to Barcelona their only defeat during that run.

The visitor’s attack has looked strong, scoring 22 goals in their first ten league games as well as scoring at a high rate in the Europa League. This will be a tough test for Sociedad.

Real Sociedad vs. Sevilla: Where is the value?

Sevilla have registered 2.06 expected goals per game so far and have scored three or more goals in half of their matches. The away side to score over 1.5 goals is available at 2.220* and could offer value if the teams play to form.

In Andre Silva, Wissam Ben Yedder and Pablo Sarabia the away team possess three of the top scorers in La Liga. This could be too much to contain for a Sociedad side who have started the season unconvincingly.

The Sevilla -0.25 handicap at 2.220* could be attractive to bettors due to Sevilla’s superior attacking talent combined with Real Sociedad’s weak results and underlying statistics this season.

To make the most of our best value odds make sure to read more of Pinnacle’s expert betting advice. 

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