Real Sociedad vs Levante predictions, H2H and match preview for this Friday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis, betting tips and predicted line-ups ahead of this showdown in the Basque Country.
DATE/TIME – Friday 15th March, 21:00 (Spanish Time)
STADIUM – Anoeta
COMPETITION – La Liga
The first game this weekend comes from San Sebastian and it’s a must-win really for Real Sociedad in their bid for European football next term. They’ve lost a bit of ground on the likes of Sevilla and Valencia and they could really do with three points here to exert some pressure on the sides above them.
Sociedad do have some significant absentees though. The spine of their team is missing with centre-back Diego Llorente, striker Willian Jose and central midfielder Asier Illarramendi injured, while to top it off Igor Zubeldia also serves a ban here so they have problems through the heart of the side. They were evident last time out as they lost 5-2 to Sevilla and the honeymoon period looks to be over now for Imanol after an impressive start to his reign.
Levante aren’t in great form either though. They’ve lost their last 3 including a late derby defeat to Villarreal last time out. They have a bit of work to do still to guarantee their survival and they haven’t really kicked on following a bright start to the season despite the odd very impressive display.
They’ve been not playing quite as effectively away from home of late with teams perhaps cottoning on to their counter-attacking style. However they were a bit unlucky to lose their most recent away game at Leganes and it’s only a few weeks ago that they went to Vigo and won 4-1 so they shouldn’t be completely lacking in belief.
Real Sociedad vs Levante Predictions
Score Prediction: 2-1 Levante
Betting Tip: Levante +0.5 Asian Handicap at 50/51 with Spin Palace Sports (18+)
Those selection headaches are a genuine problem for Sociedad. They are missing some of their most important players here and that would be a worry for any team. Levante have the pace to pick them off on the break and they could just spring a surprise here and walk away with all the points.
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Real Sociedad vs Levante H2H
- Last 6 meetings: 4 Sociedad Wins, 1 Levante Win, 1 Draw.
- Sociedad scored 3 quick-fire goals to win 3-1 when the sides met in Valencia earlier this season.
- 3 of the last 5 meetings in San Sebastian have been drawn.
- Sociedad have scored 3 or more in each of their last 4 wins over Levante.
One to Watch – Ruben Rochina
#LevanteVillarreal 0-0 (45’+2) ¡DESCANSO en el Ciutat! Un gol anulado a Rochina mantiene el empate sin goles en el marcador. Así te lo estamos contando: https://t.co/lRhnmQS0rh #LaLigaSantander pic.twitter.com/R2m3ZCALVk
— ElDesmarque Levante (@ElDesmarque_LUD) March 10, 2019
Ruben Rochina has been a key figure for Levante this term and with 5 assists he has been influential in putting balls through to their pacey forward players.
Predicted Line Ups
Rulli – Zaldua, Navas, Moreno, Hernandez – Merino, Pardo, Zurutuza – Januzaj, Sandro, Oyarzabal (4-3-3)
Fernandez – Coke, Cabaco, Pier – Luna, Campana, Bardhi, Simon – Rochina – Morales, Mayoral (3-4-1-2)