Real Sociedad are in with a good chance of adding three nice points to their total in round 14 of the La Liga. They will be disappointed not to beat Valencia, whom they welcome on home soil at Reale Seguros Stadium. Real Sociedad enjoy the view from the top of the table on 28 points after their first 13 matches. Real Sociedad see themselves positioned as number 10 in the La Liga with 17 points following 13 rounds.
Top side Real Sociedad will be hoping to inflict more misery on lowly placed Valencia on Sunday. The hosts simply should be able to bring far too much to the table for the visitors to have any say.
Real Sociedad go into their next La Liga match, averaging a humble 1.5 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a mundane total of 15 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.
Ahead of their upcoming La Liga match, Valencia have an ample average of 1.6 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a tolerable 16 goals, while also conceding 19 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.9 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 2 times.
Stats and facts for Real Sociedad and Valencia.
- Real Sociedad unbeaten the last 12 matches in a row;
- Real Sociedad unbeaten the last 9 matches in a row at home;
- Real Sociedad scored in the last 22 of 24 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Real Sociedad's last 10 of 12 matches.
- Valencia did not win the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
- Valencia scored in the last 13 of 15 matches;
- Valencia conceded in the last 8 of 10 matches;
- Both teams scored in Valencia's last 8 of 10 matches.
Current form — Real Sociedad v. Valencia
Real Sociedad on a roll.
Real Sociedad look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. Real Sociedad look in good shape before their upcoming match, as they seek to remain unbeaten. In their last 3 matches, they first split the points with Athletic Bilbao in a 1-1, before also drawing 1-1 with Sturm Graz. A win finally came their way as they threw Osasuna under the bus in a 2-0 victory.
Valencia hope to boost points tally.
Results have been pretty much up to scratch in recent matches for Valencia who have performed more or less according to expectations. Valencia have seen it all in their last 3 matches, which brought home 4 points. Against Real Betis, they came out empty-handed in a 4-1 defeat, whereafter they avenged themselves in a 2-0 win against Villarreal. Their latest match saw them sharing the spoils in a 3-3 draw against Atletico Madrid.
Form on both sides make this seem like a relatively equal contest on paper. Real Sociedad have grabbed the role as fairly big favourites, though, with the bookies paying out a price of 1.85 for a win.
Real Sociedad v. Valencia — fixture history
The last time Real Sociedad played Valencia at Estadio Mestalla, the game finished with a 2-2 scoreline. The bookmakers have the two sides more or less evenly matched in the betting market. Betting on Real Sociedad will pay out at 1.85, as bookies predict Real Sociedad are in with a 54% chance of beating Valencia. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 3.50 on offer, while an away win for Valencia pays out at 4.00. Real Sociedad head into their upcoming match against Valencia with a 30% winning record in recent La Liga meetings. In 10 encounters, that amounts to a 3-3-4 record for the home side, as they amassed a win rate of 40%. The past 10 matches between Real Sociedad and Valencia have largely been entertaining matches. With more than two goals coming out 6 times in these encounters, it is only natural to look for goals on Sunday.
Current table in the La Liga
The La Liga standings show that Real Sociedad and Valencia are 11 points and 9 spots apart at the moment. Real Sociedad will be looking to claim all three points on Sunday to show, they deserve the position at the fun end of the league table. Despite being outsiders, Valencia will no doubt try to make life difficult for the favourites. There is every reason to be excited to see how this game pans out.
Top scorers markets
Alexander Isak has been the most prolific scorer for the home team recently. Surely, Real Sociedad are relying on him to once again shine in their upcoming match. Meanwhile, Valencia will be looking to Jose Gaya in the hope that he will add more goals to his current total of 2 goals in his latest games.