Sunday 03/04/2016, 20:30, Spain Primera Division, Round 31
Sevilla vs Real Sociedad Preview
Sevilla is still chasing an elusive Champions League berth, although the more reasonable objective would be to secure a place in Europa league. Regardless of how the regular season with an, they are in dire need of points and they seem capable of claiming them at home. Given the performance on the road, the odds of defeating opponents away from home are not that good so victory is mandatory over Real Sociedad.
Sevilla vs Real Sociedad Odds
Sevilla 1.60, Draw 3.80, Real Sociedad 5.25
Sevilla vs Real Sociedad Tips
Real Sociedad has been fading in the standings since it's lost its most capable strikers and some of them are still sidelined. Without them, scoring goals has been very difficult regardless of venue and this is unlikely to change anytime soon. There are no longer in the fray for a European competition and that's why motivation has plummeted to record lows.
The Basques are always highly motivated when they have home pitch advantage, but on the road, the usually try to settle for one point. The quality of the home team would prompt them to follow the same path, but past performance suggest that Real Sociedad can't withstand a prolonged siege.
Sevilla failed to win on the road once again and against Real Madrid they allowed four goals without scoring even once. Much to their credit, they kept the home side in check for the first 45 minutes and even had the chance of scoring from the penalty spot. When their best striker missed, the entire squad was affected and they are allowed three more unanswered goals.
Returning home means a great deal for Sevilla and with no players injured or suspended, it can exercise constant pressure on the visitors. The upcoming Europa league match against Athletic Bilbao is looming but there are still plenty of days left for players to return to fitness. Fatigue is not going to be a problem and the host will not rest any key players, so they can use the best starting formation.
- Sevilla has the second best home team record, behind only Barcelona who won 14 matches.
- Real Sociedad hasn't won a single match in more than one month after winning four games in a row.
Sevilla vs Real Sociedad Prediction
Sevilla has momentum of its sights and the fact that it plays in front of its fans should help with claim all three points. The hosts are highly motivated and they've got objective in their crosshairs, whereas the visitors are already out of the race. This should be an easy victory for the home side and that's why odds of 1.60 offered by Dafabet are worth taking.
Bet: Sevilla @ 1.60 with Dafabet