Real Valladolid vs Real Sociedad predictions, H2H and match preview for this Sunday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as La Real target a 5th away win of the season.
Real Valladolid vs Real Sociedad Preview
This is the kind of game that Real Sociedad need to be looking to win if they are going to sustain their current top four position for the duration of the season. It won’t be easy with Real Valladolid having been tough to beat on their own patch so far this term but there has been a slight dip from Sergio’s side in recent weeks.
Valladolid head into this one having failed to score in 3 league games. The only point they managed from that run came via a hard fought 0-0 draw in Vigo last Friday which followed on from their first home defeat of the campaign against Sevilla just prior to that. A lack of genuine goal threats was the problem last season and continues to be an issue for Real Valladolid with only Oscar Plano and Sergi Guardiola having netted more than once so far this term.
That’s not an issue for Real Sociedad who hit four past Eibar last weekend, are in 4th place and also now have La Liga’s 4th best goalscoring record. They’ve also won four away games so far this term with only Sevilla having managed more. They do have a few selection issues heading into this one though with defenders Joseba Zaldua and Aritz Elustondo both unavailable and if there is a weakness in this team, it seems to lie at the back where they can be vulnerable.
Real Valladolid aren’t the best team in the division to take advantage of that but they will look to put this rejigged Sociedad back-line under as much pressure as possible. The hosts have tended to save some of their better performances for games against the strong sides having already taken points off the two Madrid giants this term.
Real Valladolid vs Real Sociedad Predictions
Score Prediction: 2-1 Real Sociedad
Valladolid are good at what they do but there are perhaps just too many limitations to seriously fancy them in a game like this against a Real Sociedad side that is packed with players who can both score and create goals. That extra firepower could prove decisive over 90 minutes.
Real Valladolid vs Real Sociedad Betting Tips (18+)
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Real Valladolid vs Real Sociedad H2H
- Last 6 competitive meetings: 2 Sociedad Wins, 1 Valladolid Win, 3 Draws.
- Both teams have scored in each of the last 4 meetings.
- 4 of the last 5 meetings at the Jose Zorrilla have been drawn.
- Valladolid took 4 points off La Real last season.
Predicted Line Ups
Real Valladolid Team:
Masip – Nacho, Olivas, Salisu, Moyano – Plano, Michel, Emeterio, Hervias – Sandro, Guardiola (4-4-2)
Real Sociedad Team:
Remiro – Monreal, Llorente, Normand, Gorosabel – Merino, Zubeldia, Odegaard – Oyarzabal, Jose, Portu (4-3-3)
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