Real Sociedad couldn’t have possibly picked a worse time for struggling, as Valencia is within striking distance and waiting for a mistake. If the visitors fail to collect at least one point in Sevilla, there is a good chance for them to be overtaken, with tiny chances of playing in the Champions League next season.
Odds: Intertops 2.10
The visitors are under a lot of pressure and they have been in this situation ever since they defeated Valencia by four goals to two. With one victory in five rounds, Real Sociedad saw the gap separating them from their rivals shrinking to just two points. Last round Valencia tied them for the first time this season and it is only the head to head record that keeps them below Sociedad. The last three rounds will pit them against strong or highly motivated opponents, further complicating their mission.
Given the fact that Sociedad will be facing Real Madrid and La Coruna in the final rounds of the season, Sevilla appears to be the easiest victim. Unfortunately for the visitors, this is one of the best home teams in Primera Division and one that plays offensive football regardless of their opponent. The visitors will be playing without four of their key footballers but have their offensive intact, so they can start with their traditional 4-4-2 formation. This means that the game could easily turn into a scoring festival if either team scores early, unfortunately the odds offered by bookies for this outcome are simply too low.
Real Sociedad desperately needs a victory away from home but this is not a reason to back the visitors as there is no guarantee that they will actually prevail. Sevilla has no new injury concerns and remains one of the most dangerous home teams in Spain, therefore it is worth backing them at odds of 2.10 with Intertops.