Espanyol – Real Sociedad Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips – 28.11.2021

⚽ Espanyol – Real Sociedad Predictions

Espanyol – Real Sociedad Tips and Odds. November 28, 16:15 SPAIN: LaLiga.

Espanyol – Real Sociedad Preview

  • Although they’ve hardly been pulling up trees, Espanyol will be quietly satisfied with the start they’ve made in their return to La Liga (LL) action this season (W4, D5, L5). They start the gameweek just one point off the top ten, and having accumulated eight more points than what they had at this stage during their last ill-fated campaign in Spain’s top tier, their survival prospects are looking good.
  • It looks likely that home form will play a crucial role in their survival based on the fact that 82% of their league points have been accumulated at home so far (W4, D2, L1). That’ll be a record the Catalan side can surely build on further if they keep finding ways to take the initiative as they have done recently, after scoring first in each of their previous six home LL matches, losing only one.
  • At a glance, Espanyol’s> impressive home credentials look sure to be tested here against a Real Sociedad side that starts the weekend just a point behind league leaders Real Madrid (W8, D5, L1). However, Imanol Alguacil’s men have only won one of their last five competitive matches (D3, L1), scoring under 1.5 goals in four, suggesting their title charge could be running out of steam.
  • With that in mind, the visitors might see Espanyol as a welcome opponent given they’ve won four of the last five competitive H2Hs (L1). Sociedad came from behind to score twice during the second half in the most recent H2H clash, which is rather fitting considering a remarkable 89% of their LL goals this season have also arrived after the break.
  • Players to watch: Espanyol’s Raúl de Tomás loves home comforts and could score in a seventh straight home league appearance here. Ironically, his opponent Alexander Isak prefers life on the road, netting in four of his last five competitive Sociedad away appearances.
  • Hot stat: Sociedad have won more games ‘to nil’ than any other LL side (seven).
SPAIN: LaLiga – Round 15
Espanyol – Real Sociedad
Kick-off: November 28, 16:15
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.38@Bwin

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