Real Sociedad vs Alaves: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Monday, September 23, 2019 6:25 PM UTC

Monday, Sep. 23, 2019 6:25 PM UTC

Sociedad should punish a struggling Alaves side...
<div><h2>Real Sociedad vs Alaves</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Thursday, September 26, at Reale Arena</strong></a></p><p>Real Sociedad moved up to fourth in the table with a 3-1 victory over Espanyol at the weekend and they should be teeming with confidence right now. They have played four away games and just once at home, but they are still flying high in La Liga. That sole home game resulted in a 2-0 victory over the mighty Atletico Madrid, so they should not fear the visit of Alaves. Asier Garitano’s men have lost their last two games and they are now the second favourites to be relegated from La Liga Primera this season.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Nacho Monreal looks like a great signing for Sociedad and he has slotted straight in at left-back alongside Diego Llorente, Aritz Elustondo and Joseba Zaldua. He scored in that 2-0 win against Atletico Madrid and he has brought crucial experience to this backline. Martin Odegaard, on loan from Real Madrid, is starting to show why he was the most highly rated teenager in the world not so long ago. He is still just 20 years old, and he may end up breaking into the Real Madrid team at this rate. Willian José returned to the starting 11 in their last game and grabbed a brace.</p><p><a href=";a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>Alaves have only scored twice in five games so far this season, and both of them came from Joselu. They have failed to score in their last three games and that will worry their fans, as the midfielders are not helping ease the load on Joselu. Alaves like to pack the midfield out with five men, with Tomas Pina sitting deep in front of centre-backs Rodrigo Ely and Victor Laguardia. It makes them relatively difficult to break down, but also a little toothless going forwards.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>You can find odds of 1.71 on a victory for Real Sociedad in this game, and that looks appealing. They have won their last two games, whereas Alaves have lost both of theirs, so all the momentum will be with this Sociedad team. It finished 1-0 to Sociedad when these sides last met, and a similar result on Thursday would suit Imanol Alguacil’s men down to the ground.</p><p><strong>Tip: <a href=";a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Betway">Real Sociedad to win and under 3.5 goals at 1.88 (7/8) with Betway</a></strong></p></div>
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