The hosts' attacking brand of football often leaves them exposed at the back and that should see goals at both ends tonightA defeat and a draw in their last two league matches have seen Real Sociedad falter ever so slightly in their quest to retain fourth spot in La Liga. The side from San Sebastian do, though, remain extremely strong at home where they have lost just once in 23 league matches, with their last five league games at the Estadio Anoeta bringing five successive victories.
They are clear favourites with bet365 at 1/2 (1.50) to overcome Elche and rightly so, as the visitors are not a particularly inspiring prospect. Elche ended a run of five games without a win last weekend by beating fellow strugglers Rayo Vallecano 2-0 and can be backed at 6/1 (7.00) to record their third away win of the season.
Anything other than a home win however looks unlikely, yet the price quoted for la Real to win will appeal only to the most hardened of punters.
Instead both teams to score could be an interesting option at 4/5 (1.80). Elche on the road have scored in all but two of the nine away matches they have played so far this season.
La Real have conceded in 11 of their last 15 matches in all competitions, and in seven of their last eight league games. While they have no problems in finding the back of the net, the Basques are occasionally prone to lapses at the back meaning both teams to score looks like a solid option this evening.
|Both teams to score at 4/5 (1.80) for 1.5pts with bet365
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