Real Sociedad vs. Valencia 9/29/20 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Real Sociedad 1-2-0, Valencia 1-1-1
9/29/20 1 pm
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Real Sociedad is welcoming Valencia to Reale Arena in round 4 in the Spanish LaLiga.
Sociedad is plating well, and they are still undefeated in LaLiga this season. Real Sociedad has 2 draws and 1 win, and they have scored 4 goals during this stretch while conceding only 1 goal. In their latest LaLiga game against Elche on the road, Sociedad was the dominant team with 60% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 11 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and a solid 86% of the correct passes. Real Sociedad was finding their way to the net in the first half, and in the second half, they finally did it. Real Sociedad has won this match 0-3 with 3 scored goals in the second half. Lopez has scored 2 goals for Real Sociedad so far, while Januzaj and Portu each added 1 goal. Merino has added 2 assists. Sangalli, Illarramendi, Merquelanz, Sola, and Guridi are all injured, while Zubeldia and Zaldua are still questionable. Real Sociedad is I 3rd place in the standings with 5 points at the moment, and their schedule will allow them to be close to the top for a little while longer. Sociedad will be playing in the Europa League, and once it starts, that is when I expect Sociedad to slowly start declining in form.
Valencia has had a good preseason, but they have sold many of their best players, and that is becoming the problem for Valencia right now. Valencia has won their first game of the season, but they haven’t won their last 2 games in LaLiga. During each of their 3 LaLiga games, Valencia has both scored and conceded at least 1 goal. With 4 points, 6 scored goals, and 5 conceded goals, Valencia is in 5th place in the standings. In their last LaLiga game against Huesca at home, Valencia has had 47% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 77% of the correct passes. Valencia was leading 1-0 at half time, but they just couldn’t handle the pressure from Huesca in the second half. The final score of the game was 1-1. Gomez and Vallejo have each scored 2 goals for Valencia so far, while Paulista and Wass added 1 goal each. Lee has 2 assists, while Cheyshev and Wass have 1 assist each. Valencia has a tough schedule over the next few weeks, but unless they sign a few more good players, I don’t think we will be seeing Valencia anywhere close to the Europa League this season.
The trends are mixed here, and Real Sociedad hasn’t won any of their last 4 home games, but they haven’t lost any of their last 4 games. Real Sociedad is in far better form than Valencia, and they are the better team here overall. I don’t think Valencia will be able to defend against Real Sociedad, which is why I will side with Real Sociedad at home.