Almeria vs Real Sociedad 03/24/2014 Free La Liga Soccer Pick and Preview
Almeria (7-5-16) Real Sociedad (13-7-8)
Monday 24th March 2014 (21:00) GMT)
The line: Almeria Draw 3/1 Real 27/10 Sociedad 11/10 See the Latest Odds
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Monday night football in Spain see's relegation battling Almeria play host to Champions League chasing Real Sociedad. Almeria know that they must start winning games a run of four defeats in the last five have seen Almeria drop to second from bottom and a continued run of this form will lead to relegation. Home form will be key for Almeria, goals have been a struggle all season but youngster Rodro has notched seven goals this term and is the only bright spark up front. There has been some helping hands from midfield with Vidal and Verza both contributing but overall the squad has a struggled to put the ball in the net and thats the key to why they are in the relegation zone. Unbeaten at home in three of the last four is the type of form that Almeria need to continue in order to survive, can they do that?
Real Sociedad come into this game in indifferent form the team beat Barcelona 3-1 four games ago but since they have lost two of the last three. Real Sociedad did bounce back with a 1-0 victory over Valencia last time out but will be looking to continue the winning ways when they face relegation threathened Almeria. Real Sociedad did finishi in the Champions League spots last season and still have a very capable squad with ex Arsenal striker Carlos Vela and highly rated young frenchman Greizmann forming a very good partnership up front where they have combined for 26 goals so far this term.
I think that Almeria will struggle to deal with the dual threat of Vela and Greizmann and giving Almeria's struggles in front of goal I think the away side will get a victory here that lifts them closer to Champions League football. Take Real Sociedad to win. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo