Our man in Spain Phil Kitromilides believes these two attacking sides will both fail to keep clean sheets when they meet at the Estadio AnoetaAn inherent inability to keep clean sheets has thwarted Real Sociedad both domestically and in Europe so far this season and they will welcome the visit of struggling Almeria on Saturday.
While the Basques generally look like scoring in most games, at the back their instability has consistently cost them, so la Real will relish the arrival of La Liga's bottom club at Estadio Anoeta. BetVictor price a home win at 3/5 (1.60).
The vistors are the only team in La Liga without a win and last week suffered a morale-sapping home defeat at the hands of Rayo Vallecano. Almeria are offered at 5/1 (6.00) while the draw is available at 33/10 (4.33).
Neither side are in the finest form it is fair to say, which makes backing either of them unappealing, yet their respective defensive frailties mean that goals look to be on the cards.
La Real have conceded in each of their last six competitive fixtures, while Almeria are yet to keep a clean sheet this season.
Going forward though, both teams are capable of some supremely exciting football: Sociedad boast the likes of Antoine Griezmann and Carlos Vela, with Almeria's Suso and Rodri forming an extremely healthy understanding.
Both teams to score is offered at 7/10 (1.70) and while it is not the biggest price in the world it is well worthy of consideration, either as a solitary investment or as part of a multiple.
Furthermore, both teams to score has already paid out in six of Almeria's nine matches this season, while it has also proved the correct selection in six of Real Sociedad's games in all competitions.
|Both teams to score at 7/10 (1.70) 1.5pts with BetVictor
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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV Presenter in Madrid