Espanyol vs. Real Sociedad Spanish La Liga Predictions, Picks and Betting Tips 7-2-2020
Espanyol (5-9-18) vs. Real Sociedad (14-5-13)
Spanish La Liga soccer on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 13:30 ET
Venue: Reale Seguros Stadium, San Sebastian, Spain
The Line: Espanyol +332/ Draw +235/ Real Sociedad -117; O/U 2.25
TV: Cmore Fotboll (Swe), DAZN Deutsch, Digi Sport, Eleven Sports, Match! Futbol, beIN Sport, Telekom Sport and TV2 Sport
Espanyol (LLLDW) will visit the Reale Seguros Stadium in San Sebastian in round 32 of the Spanish La Liga Santander this Thursday to take on Real Sociedad (LLLLD).
Real Sociedad are yet to record any win since league restart and are struggling for goals. Real Sociedad are sitting on the final Europa League spot with 47 points. Coming into this match, they have recorded 14 wins, 5 draws, and 13 losses, recoding only four goals in 5 previous games. In their last time out, Real Sociedad suffered a 2-1 defeat to Getafe, their 5th loss in a row. In the match, Jamie Mata scored a brace for Getafe, while Adnan Januzaj scored an equalizer before Mata's second goal. Overall this season, Real Sociedad has recorded 47 goals, 32 assists, 117 shots on target from 326 shots, and 63 yellow card bookings.
On offense, Jose Willian and Mikel Oyarzabal are key players that will start for Real Sociedad. Both players have 9 goals, the highest for the team. William has also recorded 1 assist, 35 shots and 15 shots on target for the team. In contrast, Oyarzabal has recorded 8 assists, the team's highest assist number, 55 shots, and 17 on-target. In front of the net for Real Sociedad is Alex Remiro, who will make his 26th season appearance for the team. Remiro has allowed 32 goals, an average of 1.28 goals allowed per 90 minutes, 62 saves, and 9 clean sheets, which puts him in the 11th position.
Still in deep relegation trouble, Espanyol sits at the basement of the league table with 24 points, 10 points away from the final safe zone. Coming into this match, Espanyol has recorded 5 wins, 9 draws, and 18 losses. Espanyol lost their 4th game in a row after suffering a lone goal defeat from Real Madrid in their last time out and has won only one game since league restart and was only able to score 3 goals in their last 4 matches. In the match, Casemiro scored the only goal for Real Madrid in the 45th minute. Espanyol recorded 8 goal attempts, but unluckily for them, none of them could produce a goal. So far this season, Espanyol has scored only 26 goals and recorded 17 assists, 285 shots, out of which 122 are on-target, 104 yellow cards, and one red card booking.
Featuring in Espanyol's forward group are Lei Wu, Adri Embaba, and Jonathan Calleri. Espanyol's first goalkeeper, Diego Lopez, will be in front of the net for the team. Lopez has allowed 51 goals, an average of 1.65 goals per 90 minutes, 94 saves, and 4 clean sheets, which puts him in the 16th position.
In the last meetings between the two sides, Real Sociedad recorded 3 wins by at least 2 goals. Real Sociedad has a pretty good home game record of 8 wins out of 16 home games. In contrast, Espanyol has won only 3 out of 16 home games, which puts them in the 14th position.
Coach: Abelardo Fernández
Goalkeeper: Diego Lopez
Players: Didav Vila, Victor Gómez, Sergi Darder, Leandro Cabrera, Bernardo Espinosa, Marc Roca, Iturraspe, Adrián Embarba, Jonathan Calleri and Lei Wu
Coach: Imanol Alguacil
Goalkeeper: Alex Remiro
Players: Robin Le Normand, Nacho Monreal, Robin Le Normand, Joseba Zaldúa, Mikel Merino, Elustondo, Igor Zubeldia, Adnan Januzaj, Mikel Oyarzabal, Portu and Willian José
Prediction: Take Real Sociedad -117
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