In the Spanish La Liga it has been a bit closer since Tuesday night in the fight for the championship. With Barcelona struggling to record a 4-0 draw at Villarreal and Atletico Madrid defeating Girona 2-0 in style, the Catalan side’s advantage over the Madrid side has shrunk to eight points with eight games to go.
True doubt about the successful title defense of Lionel Messi and Co. is admittedly not. On the other hand, the race for places four to six, which are known to qualify for the Champions League (4th) and the Europa League (5th and 6th), is much more exciting. Two teams, who are also still hopes of returning to international business, meet on Thursday evening in direct duel each other. Real Sociedad receives Betis Sevilla, according to the odds is the favorite role with the hosts.
Football Betting Tips Real Sociedad vs Betis Sevilla
The Basques are currently in tenth place in the table and six behind on position six. The home game against Betis Sevilla is therefore already a kind of endgame, as the upcoming opponent currently claims ninth place with three points more currently. The Andalusians have been undefeated for three away games in a row, while the hosts have been waiting for five successive league games. So, at first glance, it may well be worth keeping a close eye on potential guests between Real Sociedad and Betis Sevilla.
Real Sociedad – Statistics & Current Form
In the early eighties, the Royal Football Association of San Sebastian was the figurehead in Spanish football. The Basques won two championships in 1981 and 1982, before they disappeared into the sinking and only in 2003/2004 experienced a real flare with the sensational vice-championship. It should, however, remain the last great outlier to this day. Scattered appearances in Europe had recently rarity. All the better is the hope of the blue-white, that in the current season may still be the run for the Europa League seats crowned with success. Currently, there are six points behind sixth place, with the shape curve in particular not necessarily inviting to dream.
None of the past five league games could make Real Sociedad victorious. In this period, there were three draws against poorly placed teams and two defeats against the top clubs Sevilla and Atletico Madrid. If the team of coach Imanol Alguacil actually knock yet further up, a home win on Thursday at the end of the 30th game day against the direct competitor Betis Sevilla is almost mandatory. Just the belief in a threesome we lack something, because with only four wins (five draws, five defeats) from 14 matches in front of a home crowd, the Basques are among the weaker home teams La Liga. This disappointing outcome, coupled with the fact that the Real scored only a meager 15 goals at home, is one of the main reasons why we do not consider Real Sociedad and Betis Sevilla to have a home win victory. The pressure is definitely on the shoulders of the hosts, who have not been able to score a home win against a team that ranks above them in the table. The tense staffing situation makes the task even more difficult. With Kevin Rodrigues, Andoni Gorosabel, captain Asier Illaramendi, David Zurutuza and defender Diego Llorente several important supports fall out due to injury. Behind the use of the former Dortmund Adnan Januzaj is still a question mark.
Expected formation of Real Sociedad:
↪ Rulli – Hernandez, Elustondo, Navas, Zaldua – Zubeldia, Sangalli, Pardo – Oyarzabal, Juanmi, Bautista
↪ Coach: Imanol
Last matches of Real Sociedad:
⚽️ 31.03.2019 – Valladolid Vs. Real Sociedad 1: 1 (La Liga)
⚽️ 15.03.2019 – Real Sociedad Vs. Levante 1: 1 (La Liga)
⚽️ 10.03.2019 – Sevilla vs Real Sociedad 5: 2 (La Liga)
⚽️ 03.03.2019 – Real Sociedad Vs. Atletico Madrid 0-2 (La Liga)
⚽️ 25.02.2019 – Girona vs. Real Sociedad 0: 0 (La Liga)
Betis Sevilla – Statistics & Current Form
Until the end of February, Betis Sevilla was still present at all three weddings. In the UEFA Europa League, the Andalusians suffered in the sixteenth final but the end against Stade Rennes and also in the Copa del Rey, the green-whites in the semi-final after the return leg against Valencia had to strike out. On the one hand, what must logically be considered as a big disappointment can also turn out to be an opportunity for the rest of the season in La Liga. Betis now has no double burden and can focus solely on the upcoming tasks in the league everyday life. Perhaps this is an argument insufficiently considered by the bookmakers to justify playing the exciting odds on the Green-Whites between Real Sociedad and Betis Sevilla.
The chances of a good result in the Basque Country are pretty good considering the recent three appearances in foreign countries. At the weekend, the team of coach Quique Setien, who has been in office since the summer of 2017 and the team playfully developed enormously, scored a point with Rayo Vallecano. Previously, the Andalusians even won at Celta Vigo (1-0) or Valladolid (2-0). With 18 points from 14 away games, the Sevillistas rank well in ninth place in the visiting table. Five successes, three division of points and six defeats are a decent yield, which gains in importance when looking at the individual results against the top teams. In Barcelona, for example, the Europa League participants celebrated a 4: 3 victory. At Atletico Madrid, they conceded only a wafer-thin 1-0 defeat and also in Alaves or Valencia, the Setien squad each won a counter. In football, the Andalusians are stronger in our eyes. In addition, there is the possibility to equal a threesome on points with sixth place. The bottom line is the Match Real Sociedad vs. Match. Betis Sevilla the tip on the double chance X / 2 very lucrative. Junior Firpo and Francis Guerrero are the only injured players, so that the coach can draw almost full and send his best formation on the pitch.
Expected formation of Betis Sevilla:
↪ Lopez – Mandi, Bartra, Sidnei – Tello, Carvalho, Canales, Emerson – Joaquin, Lo Celso – Jese
↪ Coach: Quique Setien
Last matches of Betis Sevilla:
⚽️ 31.03.2019 – Rayo Vallecano Vs. Betis Sevilla 1: 1 (La Liga)
⚽️ 17.03.2019 – Betis Sevilla vs. FC Barcelona 1: 4 (La Liga)
⚽️ 10.03.2019 – Celta Vigo vs Betis Sevilla 0: 1 (La Liga)
⚽️ 03.03.2019 – Betis Sevilla vs. Getafe 1: 2 (La Liga)
⚽️ 28.02.2019 – Valencia vs Betis Sevilla 1-0 (Copa del Rey)
Real Sociedad vs Betis Sevilla Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Both teams will be playing their 104th competitive match against each other on Thursday. Currently, the Royal Society of San Sebastian leads the direct comparison (41 wins, 27 draws, 35 defeats). However, in recent years there has been no fundamental trend in either direction. In the past season, came and return match each draw. The first leg in the current season, however, went 1-0 to Betis. Two years ago, it was still the Basques who won both duels. The last away win of the Green-Whites in the Basque Country, however, is already about 15 years ago. Does this series end with nine winless appearances in San Sebastian on Thursday?
Real Sociedad vs Betis Sevilla Best Betting Tips
At first glance, the encounter between Real Sociedad and Betis Sevilla is a duel in the midfield of the classification. However, since things are getting pretty tight in the battle for European starting positions, both teams are still hoping to climb up to at least sixth place. At the moment the chances for the guests are slightly better, after all they are three points ahead of the blue and white hosts. Also in the direct clash we see the Andalusians in the advantage, what we have with our Real Sociedad vs Betis Sevilla prediction to express at least one point win the setien-elf.
Key Facts – Real Sociedad vs Betis Sevilla tips
⭐️ Real Sociedad have been without victory for five league games
⭐️ Betis unbeaten away three times in a row
⭐️ The Basques did not celebrate a single home win over better placed opponents
The Europa League player has been unbeaten in three away games and has a better reputation for quality and football. The Basques have made any of the latest five league matches victorious and also have to renounce many achievers injury. In addition, the home record of the men from San Sebastian is not as strong as that in the game Real Sociedad Vs. Betis Sevilla will prove the betting odds on the host as justified. All in all, we believe in a green-white win and would not be surprised if in the end even a triple jumps out for Lo Celso, Jese, Joaquin and Co. However, as a precautionary measure between Real Sociedad and Betis Sevilla we have opted for the safe bet on the Double Chance X / 2, which we allude to with six of the potential ten units.
Insider Tips: Double Chance X2