Match Preview: Real Sociedad 0-1 Valencia Prediction and Betting Tips | LaLiga

Real Sociedad – Valencia betting tips for today, September 29, 2020

Football: SPAIN: LaLiga – Round 4
Kick-off: 18:00 Real Sociedad – Valencia
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.32
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 0:1 LOST

Match Preview and Predictions

  • Thanks to an unbeaten three-game La Liga (LL) start for Real Sociedad, last season’s sixth-place finishers have continued their good form and are now six LL games unbeaten overall (W2, D4). They scored an average of 1.17 goals per fixture across those six matches, but failed to net before HT in all.
  • Yet strangely, Sociedad have won just one of their last seven LL home games (D3, L3), and saw each defeat and win during this period finish via a one-goal margin. Furthermore, barring Sociedad’s 3-0 win in the last H2H held here, their previous three home H2Hs have all ended by a one-goal margin too (W1, L2).
  • Accruing a win, loss and draw in their opening three LL matches, Valencia have had a less than favourable 2020 in league action (W8, D5, L10). Nonetheless, they were first goalscorers last time out for the first time this season, although both teams have scored in their three opening games so far, as has been the case in five of the last eight LL H2Hs (W3, D2, L3).
  • Seeking a first LL away win this calendar year (D2, L9), Valencia have bagged the first goal just once across this spread of matches whilst failing to score in seven of those awaydays. Additionally, Valencia trailed at HT in six of those 11 LL away games, which includes their last trip to Sociedad.
  • Players to watch: All eyes will be on Sociedad’s new signing David Silva as he prepares to face his former team with whom he scored 31 total goals.
  • The home side will be wary of Valencia’s Kévin Gameiro due to the Frenchman’s five historical goals against them, four of which arrived in the second half.
  • Hot stat: The last six H2Hs held here have produced an average of 7.50 yellow cards per fixture, along with three combined dismissals.
Head-to-head matches: REAL SOCIEDAD – VALENCIA
22.02.20 LL Real Sociedad Valencia 3 : 0
17.08.19 LL Valencia Real Sociedad 1 : 1
10.02.19 LL Valencia Real Sociedad 0 : 0
29.09.18 LL Real Sociedad Valencia 0 : 1
25.02.18 LL Valencia Real Sociedad 2 : 1