Prediction and odds for the game: Real Sociedad (8/11) v Osasuna (4/1)
We are backing the home win
When: Sunday, 14th June 2020, Kick-off 20:00
Where: The Reale Arena
On Sunday night, Real Sociedad will look to enhance their Champions League chances when they host Osasuna in La Liga at the Reale Arena.
The team from San Sebastian are enjoying a superb season and are vastly considered to be one of the teams with most attractive football in La Liga. The football is not just easy on the eye though, as it has Imanol Alguacil’s team right in the heart of the race for the Champions League spots in the Spanish top-flight.
The home side are currently only outside the top-four courtesy of an inferior head-to-head record against Getafe, who are fourth place. La Real were in good league form before the enforced break, as they have won four of their last five league matches. The one blip was a 1-0 defeat at reigning champions and league leaders Barcelona.
Real Sociedad’s recent La Liga games have been high-scoring, entertaining affairs with over 2.5 goals scored in nine of their last 11 matches.
The home sides recent record at the Reale Arena has played a big part in their challenge for the Champions League spots, as they have recorded four straight home wins in the league.
Another positive for Real Sociedad is that they are undefeated in eight competitive meetings with Osasuna, having recorded five wins in the process.
The visitors have endured a mixed La Liga campaign and currently sit 11th place in the Spanish top-flight table. They are currently nine points clear of the relegation zone and 11 points off the European qualification spots.
A recent inconsistent record in La Liga of just three wins from their last 12 outings has scuppered any realistic hopes of landing a European spot this season. However, they look to have already accrued enough points to stay out of danger.
Osasuna have not been the best travellers of late in the Spanish top-flight of late, as they have recorded just two wins in their last 12 matches on their travels. The visitors have also lost three of their last five away games in La Liga. The fact that Osasuna have only managed to keep two clean sheets in two of their last 12 away games in the Spanish top-flight.
We fancy the home win in this clash, as Sociedad have been impressive at times this season. Osasuna were poor before the break, whether that changes for the remainder of the season only time will tell. We are also backing the over 2.5 goals, as the recent meetings between these two teams have been high-scoring.
Verdict: We are backing the home win at odds of 8/11 and/or over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 10/11. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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