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11/03/2018 Kick Off:  11:00 am Cornellà-El Prat V Predicted Score:1 - 1

Away Real Sociedad

Match Summary

1 Look out for:

The 1-1 draw at 9/2. These sides enjoy scoring single goals in a game. Espanyol have not bagged more than once in each of their last eight home games across all competitions. The visitors have also registered just a single goal in four of their last five away games.

2 We fancy:

Two of the last three meetings between these two sides have seen fewer than three goals – The draw and under 2.5 goals is 11/4. Espanyol have also drawn 11 games in La Liga this season, the second highest in the Spanish top flight.

3 It's a long shot, but…

Real Sociedad do have a good record in recent years at the RCDE Stadium and have lost only once in their last six visits. On five of those occasions they have managed two or more goals – it is 10/3 for them to win over 2.5 goals.

Team News

RCD Espanyol's Last Six:

Won: 1 Drawn: 5 Lost: 0

Jairo Morillas and Sergio Garcia are both out injured while Sergi Darder is suspended for this weekend.

Real Sociedad's Last Six:

Won: 2 Drawn: 2 Lost: 2

Real Sociedad still have a few players on the treatment table but they did welcome back top scorer Willian Jose last weekend. The 26 year-old was introduced as a second half substitute in their win over Alaves.

RCD Espanyol vs Real Sociedad Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

Espanyol have only lost one of their last five home games

Despite sitting 15th in the table, Espanyol will be looking up to the league’s top half rather than concerning themselves with the relegation places. There are only three places between Espanyol and the drop zone but such is the competitiveness of La Liga’s middle section, Los Periquitos are closer points wise to Villarreal in 6th than they are Las Palmas in 18th.

Five draws in their last six games has prevented the Barcelona-based side from climbing the table. Their last home game see them claim a huge scalp when beating the mighty Real Madrid 1-0, they are 9/5 for consecutive home wins.

It’s a similar story for visitors Real Sociedad, they are one point above their hosts in the table and will be equally aware that stringing a couple of wins together would propel them up the table.

Without a  win on the road in La Liga since October, La Real will be searching for just their fourth away win all season. Off the back of a confidence boosting 2-1 home win last weekend they are 17/10 for another three points on Sunday.

Espanyol’s Gerard Moreno and Real Sociedad Willian Jose are their team’s top scorers in the league with 11 strikes each. They are both 5/1 to score the opener.

Predicted Score: RCD Espanyol 1 - 1 Real Sociedad

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Written by Elio Salerno

Elio Salerno is a Peterborough-based family man, Juventus fanatic, football coach and football obsessive. A serial tweeter, Elio counts Alessandro Del Piero’s World Cup 2006 goal against Germany as his favourite in the sport’s history.