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Betting Preview: Real Sociedad – Sevilla: Back Vela to score farewell goal

22:25 GMT 19/12/2017
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The Mexican will be ending his six year association with his Basque employers and will hope to sign out on a perfect note

Real Sociedad welcome Sevilla to the Estadio Anoeta in midweek Spanish Primera Division action on Wednesday night.

Eusebio Sacristan’s men could only draw with fierce rivals Athletic Bilbao in the Basque derby on Saturday and its left them in 11th place. Though that’s not where they are supposed to be, they are just four points from the final European qualification spot and are (2.15) with Bet365 to return to winning ways.

Los Rojiblancos were also held to a disappointing goalless draw with Levante last Friday and while they are in fifth place, they are still in the hunt for the top four as they are just two points behind reigning champions Real Madrid. A victory at odds of (3.20) with the same betting firm would see them overtake the Spanish capital club.

A draw is priced at (3.50) while those looking towards another 0-0 scoreline can back it at whooping odds of (17.00).

Real Sociedad have lost only one of their last five La Liga matches against Sevilla and are tipped to avoid defeat at odds of (1.36).

Eduardo Berizzo has faced La Real six times and has lost just once, winning twice and drawing thrice. The Andalusian outfit coming out with either a win or draw is priced at (1.72).

Sevilla have failed to score in their last two Spanish top flight games, however odds of (1.50) suggest that both sides will find the back of the net and punters who are bold can go for this outcome.

This would be Carlos Vela’s last game for Sociedad having agreed a move to Major League Soccer outfit Los Angeles FC. The Mexican international scored 64 goals and made 41 assists for the San Sebastian club. The former Arsenal man is quoted at (2.87) with Bet365 to score his farewell goal anytime.

Pablo Sarabia has scored four goals against Real Sociedad which is the most against a single opponent. The former Getafe winger is offered at a juicy (3.75) to strike against his favoured opponents again anytime in this match.

*Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.