On Sunday, there is truly a spectacular betting offer, and this time we have analyzed the duel that will be played at Anoeta where Real Sociedad and Sevilla will measure their strengths. The start of the match between these two teams is scheduled for 4:15 PM.
Sociedad: The Basques have been looking great lately!
Last season, Real Sociedad finally achieved their long-standing goal, which is, of course, qualification for the Champions League, after finishing the season in fourth place in the league. Speaking of Europe’s premier club competition, it’s worth noting that the Spanish representative currently finds itself at the top of its group with two rounds to go in the group stage, holding a seven-point lead over second-placed Salzburg, meaning the Basques have already secured their place in the knockout phase, which was the primary goal for the first part of the season. In the four matches played, the team from Anoeta has achieved three victories and one draw, which was at home against Inter, and it should be highlighted that the group was not at all easy, as it included teams like Benfica and Salzburg. In the last round of the Champions League, Real Sociedad had no major problems winning 3:1 at home against Benfica, with the winner of the match being decided already in the first half when the Spanish representative had a three-goal lead, and the score could have been even more convincing.
As for this year’s edition of the Spanish La Liga, it seems that Imanol Alguacil’s men did not start off as they did last season. Before this round, Real Sociedad was in sixth place in the table, six points behind fourth-placed Atletico Madrid, and that is precisely the primary goal for the team from Anoeta, as it is known that fourth place is the last that brings Champions League qualification at the end of the season. To be fair, in the last round of the Champions League, Spain’s representative played a great match away at Almeria, winning 1:3, however, before that, the team narrowly lost at home to Barcelona, with a score of 0:1. At home, Alguacil’s charges have played seven matches so far, achieving four victories, two draws, and only one loss.
In conclusion, it’s certain that these two victories over Benfica and Almeria suggest better days ahead for Real Sociedad, although it’s a big question whether anyone at the club would be dissatisfied with a place in the Europa League, so it seems that the main goal this season will be to make it onto the European stage.
Sevilla: Even a change of coach hasn’t helped the Andalusians much!
Last season, Sevilla did not shine in the top tier of Spanish football, however, the Andalusians managed to add a new trophy to their club’s showcase, winning the Europa League after triumphing over Roma. It’s a big question what would have happened if Jose Luis Mendilibar hadn’t taken over the team in the middle of last season. In a short time, he managed to pull the team out of the danger zone and, as we’ve already mentioned, to win the trophy in Europe’s second-tier club competition, which automatically meant qualification for the Champions League, and that was certainly the goal at the beginning of last season.
Of course, the goals haven’t changed, however, it must be realistically admitted that Sevilla has been playing disastrously at the start of the new championship. The best indicator of this is the league table, which shows that the Spanish giant is currently in fourteenth place with only twelve points, which is five points more than the teams in the relegation zone.
The price of poor results was unfortunately paid by coach Mendilibar, and he was replaced by former Uruguay national team coach Diego Alonso, but the impression is that this hasn’t awakened the dormant Andalusians. In the last five league matches, the team has failed to achieve a victory, but, to be fair, they haven’t suffered a defeat either, as Sevilla has tied five draws, the last of which occurred in the previous round at home against Betis in the big city derby of Andalusia, which ended 1:1.
Before that, the team also drew away at Celta Vigo, with En-Nesyri securing a point for the visitors six minutes before the end of regular time. In away games so far, the team from Sanchez Pizjuan has played five matches and still hasn’t managed to record a victory, drawing twice and losing three times during that period.
Like Real Sociedad, Sevilla also represents Spain in the Champions League this season. Currently, the team is at the bottom of their group with only two points, but despite this, the Andalusians still have a chance to reach the knockout phase, as second-placed PSV is only three points ahead. Sevilla will host this team in the next round at their home ground, and a victory would put them squarely in the fight for a place in the round of 16.
Finally, the last head-to-head encounter between Real Sociedad and Sevilla was played at the beginning of May this year at Anoeta, where the hosts celebrated a 2:1 victory.
Our Betting Suggestions
As the title itself suggests, few teams really enjoy playing football at Anoeta, and we believe that Real Sociedad will achieve a victory against the recently very poor Sevilla much more easily than expected. We recommend you to bet on a home win (fr 1), for which the Mozzartbet bookmaker has prepared odds of 1.85.
It’s quite possible that the host, who has been scoring quite a few goals lately, will score at least two in this match against Sevilla, so we advise you to focus on the t1 over 1.5 goals bet with odds of 1.95 at Mozzartbet.
Finally, it is well known that Real Sociedad tries to impose their rhythm right from the start at their home ground and usually this team starts very offensively towards the opponent’s goal. Therefore, we boldly recommend you try the htft 1-1 bet, which Mozzartbet offers at odds of 2.90.