This is the most important game for Real Sociedad this season, as the hosts could secure a Champions League berth by defeating Valencia at home. They are two points ahead and if they can expand the gap to five points, they should have an easy mission in defending the advantage in the remaining five rounds.
Match: Real Sociedad vs Valencia
Bet: Over 2.5
Odds: Bet365 1.80
Real Sociedad won the most recent three games against Valencia and is undefeated in 14 rounds, making it the only team in Primera Division yet to lose a game in the second half of the season. The last team that brought them to their knees was Real Madrid, an opponent that they will be facing in the second to last round. For the time being, they are at full strength and have home pitch advantage, arguments that are strong enough to make them favorites.
The only reason for concern for the hosts is the absence of striker Griezmann, who has scored eight goals this season. He should be easily replaced by Vela and Agirretxe who have scored a combined 21 goals and pack quite a punch when they pair up in the offensive. Valencia is a formidable opponent and rides a six games winning streak, during which they have scored a total of 19 goals. The gap separating them from Betis Sevilla is wide enough to provide comfort and the incentive to risk everything tonight.
The weekend couldn’t have ended better for football fans, and those who watch these two teams play for a Champions League place should enjoy a terrific show. Taking some easy money with a side bet should only enhance the fun factor, and Bet365 is the bookmaker offering the best odds for more than 2.5 goals to be scored.