Only three points separate Real Sociedad from a Champions League spot and a victory tonight will bring them closer to the podium. Their opponents are equally motivated as they are trailing by just one point and Betis has a similar objective for the remaining rounds.
Match: Real Sociedad vs Betis Sevilla
Bet: Real Sociedad
Odds: Pinnacle Sports 1.85
After a rather disappointing streak, Betis fired back in style and defeated a strong competitor, in the 3-0 victory over Malaga. Tonight they play another six-points game and they can’t afford to concede points to Sociedad, as this would further increase the gap. The visitors will once again play without some key midfielders including Perez, Sevilla and Vilarchao, but this time they won’t have home pitch advantage.
Real Sociedad has emerged as the pleasant surprise of this Primera Division edition, with its offensive way of playing football bringing them 40 points in 25 rounds. Tonight they will miss Castro, one of the inspirational strikers but have top scorer Vela and Agiretxe fit to play. Sociedad has lost just once in the last 16 games, the narrow defeat against Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu, which makes them a force to be reckoned with. Unlike their opponents who have played in the Copa del Rey, they focus exclusively on domestic league games and this is one of the most important fixtures.
The odds are not particularly exciting for a match between two neighboring teams, but despite the fact that they are separated by a single point, the difference is significant. Real Sociedad is one of the hottest teams in Spain and Pinnacle Sports’ odds of 1.85 are accurately reflecting their chances to prevail, hence make a good wager.