SD Eibar

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Ipurua

31/03/2018 | 5:30 pm

Real Sociedad

V

Ipurua

31/03/2018 | 5:30 pm

In a sentence: Eibar face Real Sociedad in a Basque derby on Sunday, in what promises to be a highlight of the La Liga predictions this weekend.

Last time: Sociedad beat Eibar 3-1 at home earlier this season, with William Jose, Adnan Januzaj and Mikel Oyarzabal all on target for the hosts.

This time: Eibar’s positive season has them as favourites this time around at 27/20, with Sociedad at 19/10 and a draw priced at 12/5.

You might remember: Sociedad have a new manager in charge, with Imanol Alguacil’s first game at the club another sub plot to this La Liga preview.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

Eibar welcome Real Sociedad to Ipurua on Sunday in this weekend’s round of La Liga fixtures

Given the nature of this derby match, it adds an extra spice to your weekend football predictions, and it should be an engaging clash.

Sociedad’s away form has been very poor this season, winning just three games away from the Anoeta in 2017-18, and with no win in 2018 away from home.

Eibar’s home record has been the spine of their season, winning six of their last 10 home games, with losses to Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid skewing the figures slightly.

Given their strength at home, football predictions tend to favour Eibar on home soil, and that is the case this time – with Jose Luis Mendilibar’s side 27/20 to win. Whilst La Liga predictions are not an exact science, the power of Eibar at home firmly tips the scales for them.

Both sides do carry a goal threat, with Eibar scoring eight goals in their last five games at home, and Sociedad scoring six goals in their last five on the road. With that in mind, an over 2.5 goals bet looks to be a strong shout in your football betting tips for the weekend, priced at 19/20.

Match Summary

1

Look out for:

Even up against an organised and resilient Eibar side, Sociedad will still pose a threat in front of goal.

Brazilian striker William Jose has been the leading light for Sociedad this season, scoring 18 goals in all competitions.

He is at 21/10 to score anytime this weekend.

 

2

We fancy:

Eibar have shown the grit needed to push themselves into the top half of the table this season, and they are still in with a shout of a Europa League qualifying spot.

And if you like some rhyme and reason in your football bet tips and predictions, it is worth noting that Eibar’s last two games and Sociedad’s last three have all ended with a score of 2-1.

It is 8/1 to be 2-1 to Eibar at the final whistle this weekend.

3

It’s a long shot, but:

Sociedad’s new boss is unproven at senior level, and there is a possibility that he will let his players off the lead a little more than previous manager Eusebio Sacristan.

If you want something a bit less conservative as a football score prediction, Sociedad are 28/1 to turn things on their head and win 3-2.

Written by Feargal Brennan

Feargal Brennan is a long-suffering Everton fan who turned to European football for respite from the Toffees’ struggles. A frequent radio contributor, Feargal writes on football and betting and is an expert in how to cope when you support a forever frustrating football team.