Real Sociedad vs Eibar Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

Real Sociedad vs Eibar Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

Real Sociedad

2017-02-28
18:30
Anoeta

VS

Eibar

Real Sociedad vs Eibar predictions for this Tuesday’s all Basque clash in La Liga. Our betting tips suggest the hosts will have the edge.

Real Sociedad VS Eibar Predictions

Full Time: 2 - 2

1X2 Tip: Home Win
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Reason For Real Sociedad VS Eibar Betting Tips

This Basque derby has been pretty evenly contested since Eibar’s promotion to La Liga in 2014. On current form, Eibar have every chance of making a good game of this too but Sociedad have really impressed this season, particularly at home and look the most likely winners.

La Real have won 58% of their home games in La Liga this season, averaging 1.92 points per game at Anoeta. That’s a good record and even better when you consider they’ve already hosted everyone else in the top six. With some much easier home matches coming up, they ought to be able to put a sequence of wins together on their own ground between now and the end of the campaign to at the very least secure Europa League football.

They come into this game after an impressive 1-0 win at Las Palmas on Friday night. They are missing top scorer Willian Jose but Juanmi has done a pretty good job as his deputy. The former Southampton man has netted in 4 of his last 9 appearances and should be the central player in the front three here, so backing Juanmi to score anytime could be worth a flutter.

Eibar are going well too though so this looks almost certain to be a competitive game, which Real Sociedad won’t have all their own way. Eibar have won 4 of their last 5 games and they scored 3 or more goals in all of those wins. However, those victories were all against sides in the bottom eight currently and this clearly will be a much tougher task.

Their overall away record isn’t great. They’ve taken just 1.09 points per game away compared to over 2 points per game at home. They’ve conceded 1.64 goals per game on their travels and have conceded at least once in 91% of their away matches in La Liga this term, which suggests Real Sociedad should get several chances in this game.

The hosts do have a bit more all-round quality in their ranks too, which could be the difference here and backing Real Sociedad to Win at 4/5 looks to offer value.

Head To Head

The sides have met five times since Eibar secured promotion to La Liga. The side playing at home has won on each occasion. Sociedad lost 2-0 at Eibar earlier in the season but won 2-1 when the minnows last visited San Sebastian.

Real Sociedad VS Eibar Stats

Sociedad have won 7 of their last 10 home league games. Since the start of last year, Eibar have collected just 2 points away from home against sides that are currently in the top half of La Liga.

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