With Espanyol currently in mid-table, they have a chance to gain some ground on Real Sociedad, when going head-to-head this coming Sunday in the La Liga. Ranked 11th in the La Liga, Espanyol have collected 17 points from 14 games. On 29 points, Real Sociedad see themselves ranked as number 2 after 14 matches.
Espanyol are relatively average in the art of goal-scoring these days. The hosts this coming Sunday claimed a steady 13 goals in their previous 10 matches. An average of 1.3 goals per game. They simultaneously allowed their opponents 11 goals, or an average of 1.1 goals a game.
They clawed out a clean sheet 3 times in this run. Real Sociedad travel to their next La Liga match, averaging a lowly 1.3 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a disappointing total of 13 goals, while also conceding 6 goals. That amounts to an average of 0.6 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 6 times.
Stats and facts for Espanyol and Real Sociedad.
- Espanyol unbeaten the last 5 matches in a row at home;
- Espanyol has won in the last 4 of 5 matches at home;
- Espanyol scored in the last 9 of 11 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Espanyol's last 4 of 6 matches.
- Real Sociedad unbeaten the last 13 matches in a row;
- Real Sociedad unbeaten the last 6 matches in a row when playing away;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Real Sociedad's last 11 of 13 matches;
- Real Sociedad scored in the last 16 of 18 matches.
Current form — Espanyol v. Real Sociedad
Espanyol hope to boost points tally.
Results have been on par, so to speak, for Espanyol in recent weeks as results have been as expected, whether positive or negative. Espanyol are a bit back and forth currently and sadly, they are more back than forth. Against Getafe, they were beaten by a 2-1 score, before winning 2-0 against Granada. They were back on loser street last time out in a 1-0 defeat against Barcelona.
Sociedad hoping to bounce back
Real Sociedad will enter the match hoping to finally end their disappointing run of form in the league. Judging by their last 3 matches, we can expect a bit of everything from Real Sociedad at the moment. Against Osasuna they came out on top in a 0-2 win, before drawing 0-0 against Valencia. Most recently they were left reeling in a 2-1 defeat win against Monaco.
The two teams appear evenly matched by the bookies, but the current form makes Real Sociedad our choice for a win. At the time of writing, we were able to look up following odds with the bookmakers on this encounter. Bookies have a home win priced at 3.25, while the away win is 2.30. Adding a draw to the accumulator will get you odds 3.25. It all comes down to your preferred betting strategy.
Espanyol v. Real Sociedad — fixture history
The last time the pair played each other, Real Sociedad came away as winners back in July 2020 in a match in the La Liga. Espanyol have been able to win 30% of their last 10 encounters against upcoming Real Sociedad in the La Liga. In other words, they have a 3-2-5 recent record, with the latter winning 50% of the matches. The past 10 matches between Espanyol and Real Sociedad have largely been entertaining matches. With more than two goals coming out 7 times in these encounters, it is only natural to look for goals this coming Sunday.
Current table in the La Liga
Looking at the current La Liga standings, Espanyol and Real Sociedad are currently 12 points and 9 places apart. Real Sociedad will no doubt attempt to grab all three points from Espanyol this coming Sunday to move further up the league table. Despite being the outsider in this clash, Espanyol will try to make this a miserable day for their opponents. The result of this game could have a big impact on both teams in their upcoming matches. There is every reason to zoom in on the clash between Espanyol and Real Sociedad.
Top scorers markets
Looking at the goalscorer market, it would seem a good idea to side with Raul de Tomas. He is one of the Espanyol players, who is showing decent form right now. He managed to find the back of the net 4 times in his most recent outing. Surely, he will want to add more goals against Real Sociedad.
The visitors will be looking to in-form Alexander Isak to find the net once again, as he has been their main man recently. Alexander Isak netted 3 goals for Real Sociedad in their latest matches.