Real Sociedad walk into the match against Valencia while having a goal set: the three points that will put even more distance between them and Sevilla. Giving the recent win against Barcelona it is easy to see why the bookies see Sociedad as the overall favourites to win.
After that win against Barcelona, Real Sociedad went on to lose two games in a row, even against Rayo Vallecano, the 19th placed La Liga team, which has a -32 goal difference. Sociedad was leading the game twice, yet every single time, Vallecano proved to be fearless and equalized only to pull the stunner on the 67th minute. Up until then Real Sociedad have been better at home than away, but this record might not end up standing after they host Valencia.
Valencia on the other hand find themselves in a slightly better form after managing to get a point from the match with the fourth placed Athletic Club. To make matters even worse for them Sergio Canales said in a recent interview that if he were to score on Sunday against his former club, he will be celebrating because his days at Valencia are well in the past.
Valencia have been undefeated in five out of their last six matches, and many predict them pulling an upset on the hosts. But looking at the statistics of the head to head games, one would easily notice that in the last five meetings Real Sociedad have won all of them. Ladbrokes has a Valencia win at 3.40, a draw at 3.40, and our pick is 8 units on a Real Sociedad win at 2.10 with the same bookie.
Real Sociedad: Team’s Formation
Valencia: Team’s Formation
End prediction for the match:
Real Sociedad to win, odds from Ladbrokes