Sociedad vs Granada by Jamesington
Incredibly, given where they have been over the past few seasons Sociedad find themselves fighting for the 4th Champions League spot and after a 4-2 win over closest rivals Valencia (not to mention the 4-2 win over Malaga the week previously) they look set to secure a place in Europe for the first time since 2003.
After a poor start to the season Real have turned into the form team of La Liga, losing only 1 of their past 25 matches, even beating Barcelona at home 3-2. Today, the side they face are in a very different position. Granada are struggling at the bottom end of the league and look like they will be fighting against relegation until the very last week of the season - they still must play Valencia away from home too.
Granada have hit a little spurt of form, winning their past 2 games 1-0, but it is tough to see them taking any points off a Sociedad team which is in rampant form - particularly at home. Sociedad have won their past 3 matches by a margin of at least 2 goals (all against teams significantly better than Granada) and in two of those games they were 3-0 up in the first half!
Despite their upturn in form over the past two matches I feel they will lose this match - likely by at least a couple of goals. Their last two away trips to top half opposition resulted in 3-0 and 5-0 defeats and Sociedad have the attacking quality to inflict such a beating on them.
There is a good chance that, as against Malaga and Valladolid, Real will come out with a bang and I can see no reason why they are as high as 4.6 to be winning by more than a goal at half time. The victory with a 1 goal handicap is 2.3 with Boylesports and I would recommend this as the main bet with a smaller stake on the Halftime -1 market too as the value is incredible for a bet which would have won in 2 of their past 3 home games.
Real Sociedad -1 - 7pts @ 2.3 with Boylesports
Real Sociedad -1 at halftime - 3pts @ 4.6 with Ladbrokes
|Sociedad -1/Sociedad -1 at Half Time||Bet365||2.99||7||2-2 LOST (-7 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.