Predictions Fotball: Real Sociedad - Elche, La Liga
- Title : Predictions Fotball: Real Sociedad - Elche, La Liga
Important game for Real Sociedad as they have both Villarreal and Betis within 3 points of catching them. They play Elche here who are in the relegation zone and are struggling currently. They have just lost away to Huesca but I don't see them dropping points at Home in a fixture so important and I don't see them not picking up at least 3 points from 2 of the bottom 3 teams.
Second-bottom Elche have the worst away record in the league this season and arrive in poor overall form ahead of this clash with 5th-placed Real Sociedad, who aren't in great fettle themselves of late but have turned a corner with 2 wins in their last 3, and will likely prevail here on the fact the visitors have lost 8 of their 9 away fixtures against teams currently in the top-half already this season, alongside a top-ten record at home this campaign.
Fortunately for Real Sociedad, Real Betis continue to lose points, while Villarreal also had a struggling period in April, but! Now Villarreal bounced back last time and Real Betis continues to at least avoid losses, which means that Sociedad now only has one point down to Villarreal, and another point, down to Real Betis.
The table position of course means only one thing at the moment, Real Sociedad must win on Friday and it is extra important as Real Sociedad will face Atletico Madrid in the next round. Loss of points there and both Villarreal and Betis can pass, an outcome Sociedad should do everything to avoid.
But now it is also the case that a lot is at stake for the guests Elche as well, they first place in a 19th place in the table but thus have only two sticks up to safe ground, which undeniably makes them a tricky resistance. What speaks against Elche here, however, is precisely the fact that they place themselves where they do, it is a proof that you have a thin squad and add to that that Elche is also the team that performed the worst in La Liga away. That detail should result in Sociedad picking all three sticks at home
Our dear Swede in Aleksander Isak has scored 14 goals in La Liga this season, which is of course really good and also a confirmation that that man will play in a bigger club in the future. But at the same time we do not come from the fact that it is exactly 15 he is looking for, we are completely convinced that this is the goal for him and therefore we also expect to see an Isak on the hook in Friday's meeting. He's not supposed to be happy as long as he's 14.
And with David Silva back in the squad, we expect Real Sociedad to step up, we all who followed Sociedad closer this year are well aware that they suffered without the Spaniard, it was very clear last year when Ödegaard was gone, and it has been very clearly this season, when Silva has been out of the team. So with these two players on the field, we feel confident in investing in Real Sociedad, they are basically the better team, play at home and chase a direct place to Europe, that should be enough for a victory against a team of Elches caliber - Elche has also lost 11 of 17 away games this season.
- Real Sociedad have won 2 of their last 3 matches (La Liga).
- Real Sociedad have won by 3+ goals in 3 of their last 4 matches against Elche
- Real Sociedad have won to nil in 3 of their last 4 matches against Elche
- Elche have lost 11 of their last 14 away matches (La Liga).
- Elche have lost by 2 goals in 3 of their last 4 away matches
Real Sociedad Win To Nil
|Prediction||Real Sociedad -1|
|Start Time||21:00 : 07-May-21|