Head to head
Real Sociedad play host to Eibar in La Liga on Sunday. Read our Spanish football predictions to find out why a home win is the betting tip in San Sebastian. Real Sociedad come into this match on a high after their convincing 3-0 win over Vardar Skopje in the Europa League on Thursday night. Meanwhile, Eibar can’t seem to buy a win at the moment and had to scrap for a point in a 2-2 draw with Levante in their last match.
Real Sociedad vs Eibar Preview
Real Sociedad will have a more familiar look in midfield this week, with Asier Illarramendi and David Zurutuza back from suspension and injury respectively. They will come into a central three with Xabi Prieto, meaning Illarra drops to the bench. Imanol Agirretxe and Carlos Martínez remain sidelined through injury and Kévin Rodrigues is a slight doubt at left-back but should be declared fit.
Eibar have a real injury crisis, with five players in the treatment room. To make matters worse, Dani García picked up his fifth booking last time out and will be suspended. Manager José Luis Mendilibar doesn’t have much to work with and is set to start Cristian Rivera and Joan Jordan in midfield, with David Junca coming in for Jose Angel at left-back.
£20 pays £32.40 on the Real Sociedad win at Sportingbet
Team Predictions Real Sociedad vs Eibar Prediction
Real Sociedad 4-3-3 formation: Rulli; Rodrigues, Llorente, Martinez, Odriozola; Zurutuza, Illarramendi, Prieto; Oyarzabal, Jose, Vela
Eibar 3-5-2 formation: Dmitrovic; Arbilla, Lomban, Oliveira; Junca, Rivera, Inui, Jordan, Capa; Charles, Enrich
Real Sociedad vs Eibar Prediction Betting Tips
- Real Sociedad have won 4 drawn 2 and lost 4 of their last 10 matches
- Eibar have won 1 drawn 2 and lost 7 of their last 10 matches
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Real Sociedad have scored an average of 2.1 goals and conceded an average of 1.6 goals per game
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Eibar have scored an average of 0.5 goals and conceded an average of 2.5 goals per game
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 7 of Real Sociedad’s previous 10 matches
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 7 of Eibar’s previous 10 matches Back Over 2.5 Goals with Betfair
Real Sociedad vs Eibar Prediction Prediction
Real Sociedad have generally been in good form and were unbeaten in five matches prior to slipping up away to Getafe. They were missing a few key players that day but are near to full strength for this one and can continue the push for European qualification with a win.
Eibar were never likely to get anything against Real Madrid but made life difficult for themselves in subsequent matches against Celta Vigo and Levante. They are only just out of the relegation zone ahead of this round of fixtures but could find themselves in the mire after the final whistle.
Eibar have lost six of their last seven away matches in La Liga, falling behind before half-time in each of the last three. They’ve also shipped at least three goals in their last four matches on the road and with Real Sociedad in the scoring groove, this could get messy for the visitors.
Free Betting Tips
REAL SOCIEDAD at 8/13 with Sportingbet
OVER 2.5 GOALS at 4/5 with Betfair
Correct Score Prediction
REAL SOCIEDAD 3-0 at 12/1 with BetVictor