Real Sociedad vs Valencia Prediction and Betting Preview 22 Feb 2020

The Match Is Over. Score: 3-0
Real Sociedad vs Valencia PredictionSan Sebastian is the venue for what promises to be an intriguing La Liga encounter between league table neighbours, Real Sociedad and Valencia.
Match status: 2019/20 La Liga - Matchweek 20
Kick-off:
Venue: Reale Seguros Stadium (San Sebastian)
Real Sociedad can look on their league campaign so far with some level of satisfaction following some excellent displays which have placed them firmly in the running for European football. The Whites and Blues are eighth on the league standings, one point behind visitors Valencia, and just three points behind Atletico Madrid in fourth. 

La Real do have a game in hand, and if they take maximum advantage of that, they could move as high as fourth on the league standings. However, Sociedad have struggled for form lately, and need to put in more consistent performances if at all they are to make it to Europe next season.

Valencia have had a decent season so far, but Los Ches will certainly have reason to think they should be performing better in the league. Albert Celades’ side are currently seventh on the standings, level on points with Villareal in sixth, and two points behind Atletico in fourth. 

However, following a heavy defeat in their UCL Round of Sixteen first leg tie, away to Atalanta, Valencia would do well to refocus their attentions on a strong finish to the La Liga campaign.

Real Sociedad vs Valencia Team News

Sociedad battled to a hard-fought 2-1 win at home to Athletic Bilbao, last time out in La Liga. Forward, Alexander Isak came off the bench to score an eighty-third minute winner, in a match which Sociedad dominated from start to finish. 

Real Sociedad have won six of their last seven games across all competitions but have only managed two wins in their last five league matches. Sociedad’s form in attack is one of the reasons they are doing so well in La Liga. 

La Real have found the back of the net thirty-nine times in the league, a tally which is only bettered by Barcelona, Real Madrid and Villareal. They have also managed to remain fairly compact at the back, letting in thirty-one league goals – a record that can, and should be improved on.

Real Sociedad are in pretty decent form playing in front of their home fans. Imanol Alguacil’s side are currently on a five-game winning streak at home, and have managed to find the back of the net, at least two times in those encounters. La Real have scored a goal in each, and every fixture they have played at the Anoeta this term – quite impressive, I must say.

Valencia twice came from behind to come away with a point in an intense encounter with Atletico Madrid in their most recent league outing. Los Ches are in fair form in La Liga, racking up two wins, and a draw from their last five league matches, but they have failed to win in the last two. 

However, across all competitions, Valencia are in terrible form. They have failed to win in four of their last five outings, and have fallen short eight times in their last twelve matches.

Valencia are yet to record a league victory away from home this year, with their sole away victory coming against lowly UD Logrones in Copa Del Rey. A match against an in-form Sociedad side might not be ideal to buck that trend, as the hosts are more determined than ever to break into the top six.

Injured or Suspended Players

Real Sociedad: Portu, Illarramendi, Barrenetxea and Diego Llorente.

Valencia: Gabriel Paulista, Maxi Gomez, Piccini, Florenzi, Coquelin, Lee Kang-In and Rodrigo.

Pre-Match Odds

Real Sociedad: 1.74
Draw: 4.4
Valencia: 4.28

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.

Real Sociedad vs Valencia Predictions

Sociedad are in decent form and will fancy their chances against a struggling Valencia side. Besides, they play at home, and the Anoeta is a notoriously difficult place to get a result, more so for a Valencia team whose struggles on the road are well documented. Both teams know how to find the back of the net; hence, you can expect to see two or three goals in this tie.
Main Match Predictions:
Over 2.5 @ 1.76
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Correct Score:
Real Sociedad 2-1 Valencia @ 8.50
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