Real Sociedad - Valencia Betting Preview: Why the home side should score at least twice

With the high-flying hosts in superb scoring form at home, our Liga expert Phil Kitromilides thinks the price of evens for them to score two or more offers value
What seemed like a dream a couple of months ago is now turning into a very possible reality, as Real Sociedad close in on a Champions League place.

The Basques have gone 14 matches unbeaten, playing some truly mesmerising football and generally proving to be the surprise package of the season.

Valencia, for their part, have put together a solid run of their own and are unbeaten in five to move within two of La Real in fourth, and increase their chances of claiming the final Champions League spot which their dire financial situation desperately requires.

Coral price a home win at 5/4 (2.25) and given La Real's form at the Anoeta, where they are unbeaten since November, that looks tempting.

Valencia have not won away from home since the beginning of February and that can be backed at 11/5 (3.20).

There is one bet, however, that stands out a mile and that is to back Real Sociedad to score over 1.5 goals at evens (2.00).

The Basques have been in excellent scoring form at home netting 18 times in their last six games there.

This bet has paid out in six of their last eight home games and with Valencia's defensive record away from home poor (they have only kept to clean sheets on the road all season) this would seem to be a nailed on selection.

For a value bet try backing over 4.5 goals at 9/2 (5.50) which has paid out in the hosts' last three home games.

Real Sociedad to score over 1.5 goals first half at evens (2.00) with Coral
Over 4.5 goals at 9/2 (4.50) with Coral

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports anchor working on TV in Madrid. You can also follow Phil on Twitter.