Real Sociedad vs Espanyol Prediction, 9/18/2022 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Real Sociedad vs Espanyol
Date: Sunday, September 18, 2022
Location: Estadio Municipal de Anoeta in San Sebastián, Spain
Odds/Point Spread: Real Sociedad (-143) Espanyol (+400)
Estadio Municipal de Anoeta is the location where Espanyol (1-1-3) will attempt to beat Real Sociedad (2-1-2) on Sunday. Espanyol are priced at +400 while Real Sociedad are priced -143. The over/under is 2.75. The expected starting goalies are Alejandro Remiro Real Sociedad and Benjamin Lecomte Espanyol.
Real Sociedad relinquished 7 goals while giving up 1.40 G/90, and opposing clubs amassed 23 SoT against them. They finished with 2 clean sheets, which put them at a percentage of 40.0 in the prior season. Real Sociedad accumulated 13 yellow card warnings over the course of last year. The Whites and Blues ranked 11th in expected goals with 6.0, and the team's xGA were at 5.6. Last season, this club averaged 1.40 pts per match (7 pts) and had a rank of 9th in the league with 4 assists. This team's differential on goals sat at -2 by way of 5 goals compiled and 7 goals allowed. Real Sociedad had 15 saves and also held a save rate of 69.6 over the course of last season.
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Over the course of the season, RCD Espanyol had a save percentage of 59.1 (22 SoT against), and were 14th in La Liga with 4 pts. The Budgerigars finished with an average of 0.8 pts per match while accounting for 0 assists and 2 red cards. Espanyol earned 6 goals and the team's goals expected during the previous year was sitting at 6.3. Espanyol tallied a clean sheet rate of 20.0 in the previous season and also 10 yellow card warnings. This clubs's goals against/90 min was sitting at 1.80 with 12 saves, and they accounted for 1 clean sheet. Espanyol had a rank of 15th in the category of goals against with 10, and the team's goal difference was sitting at -4.
The man who will protect the net for Real Sociedad is Alejandro Remiro. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.11 (161 goals given up) and he has a save percentage of .718. Remiro (61-33-51 mark in his career) has earned 44 shutouts, which leaves him with a 30.1% clean sheet rate. Remiro has seen the field a total of 13,073 mins and is sitting with 385 stops so far in his pro soccer career. The goalie hailing from Spain has had 536 shots attempted against him in 146 starts.
Benjamin Lecomte will be residing in front of the net for Espanyol. He has given up 1.27 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 84-80-88. Lecomte has totaled 68 shutouts while defending 1,099 shots attempted against him in 22,662 career minutes. In his pro soccer career, Lecomte has conceded 321 goals and has accumulated 796 stops in 251 starts. He holds a save % of .724 and his clean sheet rate is currently 27.1%.
Takefusa Kubo is a member of the squad to keep an eye out for Real Sociedad. He has accounted for 8 assists while accumulating 13 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. The forward hailing from Japan has recorded 12 goals in 6,587 mins played. Kubo has been given a starting assignment in 68 matches so far in his career and he scores 0.16 goals per 90 minutes.
Espanyol has playmaker in Javi Puado, who can change the course of a fixture. He has 6 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 13 times. The forward born in Spain has totaled 4,762 mins while he has scored 16 goals. He is averaging 0.30 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 53 games in his pro soccer career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Real Sociedad (-143)
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