Our man in Spain believes a free-scoring La Real should have no problem in recording a straightforward cup win tonightAfter a tremendously disappointing start domestically - not to mention a Champions League campaign that never really got going - Real Sociedad are finally beginning to recapture some of the scintillating form which saw them illuminate La Liga last season. The side from San Sebastian have won four of their last five Liga matches, with their only domestic defeat in the last two-and-a-half months coming at the Bernabeu.
They are also scoring plenty of goals, netting 16 times in those four victories and should have little problem in overcoming Algeciras this evening. BetVictor price a home win at 1/7 (1.14) while the side from the Segunda B division, who are facing a round trip close to 2,000 kilometres for the tie, can be backed at 16/1 (17.00).
Though the Andalusians earned a 1-1 in the first leg, La Real's home form is strong and coach Jagoba Arrasate spoke of taking the match extremely seriously and trying to kill off the tie as quickly as possible.
The line-up should be strong and punters should be confident enough to invest in a comfortable win for a Real Sociedad side that has lost just once in their last 22 home league games.
Backing the home side with a -2 asian handicap at 87/100 (1.87) looks to be a smart move and is further underlined by La Real's scoring prowess at home.
They have netted 17 goals in their last four home league matches, each of which they have won, meaning that a relatively trouble free win for the Basques looks on the cards this evening once more.
|Real Sociedad -2 Asian Handicap to score at 87/100 (1.87) 2.0pts with BetVictor
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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV Presenter in Madrid