Real Sociedad Vs Espanyol Preview and Prediction
If you have been following La Liga for the last decade, you will not be surprised at the current table. Both of the betting offers favorites are Barcelona and Real Madrid second and third. They have a perfect record of two wins from two and the only thing separating the top three teams is goal difference. It looks like once again the Spanish top division will be a two horse race unless Atletico Madrid can get their act together. They have not got off to the best start after drawing their first two games.
The first game to kick off Liga week 3 games is Real Sociedad Vs Espanyol on Saturday afternoon. Betting offers sites have Sociedad as the favorites and rightly so. They have started better and play at home which should give them a big advantage.
Real Sociedad had a difficult opening game in the league as they were pitted against Real Madrid. They were playing at home but still got thrashed 0 – 3 but they would not have expected to beat one of, if not the best team on the planet. In their second match they managed to get back on track by beating Osasuna 0 – 2 away from home. The goals were scored by Juanmi just before half time and they secured the victory via an own goal by Unai Garcia.
Espanyol was involved in the most entertaining game of the opening weekend against Sevilla. There were ten goals scored in total in this crazy match which they ended up losing the game 6 – 4. In their second game, they played at home against Malaga in another enthralling encounter that ended 2 – 2.
In their first two matches, Espanyol has let in 8 goals which are a horrendous record. If they do not sort out their defense soon, punters will be looking for the best betting offers for them to get relegated. The one thing they have going for them is that they are able to score goals and have hit the back of the net an impressive six times in two games.
Real Sociedad looks in a lot better shape and even though they conceded three goals in their opening game, they looked solid in their second. With them playing at home they are my tip of the week to get the victory. Due to Espanyol’s dreadful defense but threatening attack I expect there to be plenty of goals. I think they will win by two clear goals to get the victory.
Espanyol has Real Madrid in week 4, so if they do not get anything from this game, they are going to be in for a tough season. It is worth looking at betting offers for them to get relegated this season as you need to be solid in defense if you are going to survive in La Liga.
Most international football tips websites put Real Sociedad are in with an outside chance of making the top four this season. If they are able to be consistent which is something that has been lacking over the last few years. I think it may be slightly out of their reach but if they manage to go on a run and build up confidence, they should be in with a shout come the end of the season.