Espanyol v Real Sociedad Betting: Hosts to keep up hot scoring form

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These two evenly matches sides meet in Barcelona on Friday night and we are backing the hosts to continue their good scoing run at home

Friday night's offering in La Liga is an attractive looking game between two sides enjoying an excellent run of form.

Espanyol are the only side in the Spanish top flight to have won their last three matches, their best league run in four years and Quique Sanchez Flores's side are now level on points with seventh placed Eibar.

La Real, meanwhile, have won nine of their last 13 La Liga games and a win for them in Barcelona on Friday evening would seem them overtake Atletico Madrid in fourth place.

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The sides look evenly matched therefore, and bet365, who are live streaming the game for UK based customers, find it difficult to split the teams with Espanyol priced at 8/5 (2.60) and the visitors offered at 9/5 (2.80)

While Real Sociedad have been playing some attractive football this season, their results on the road are worthy of some closer analysis. Eusebio Sacristan's men have won five away games this term, yet those victories have come at some of the league's poorest sides.

GFX Espanyol Real Sociedad betting

Indeed, the wins have come at the three sides currently occupying the relegation zone, plus 17th placed Leganes and 14th placed Malaga. The Basques have not picked up a point in a game away to a top half side this season, while Espanyol are unbeaten at home since September. 

Los Pericos have also been in decent scoring form in their own stadium, while La Real have conceded at least twice in all four of their away games at top-half sides meaning the price of 13/8 (2.63) for Espanyol to score over 1.5 goals appeals.

The Catalans have scored at least twice in four of their last five home games, while their guests have conceded over 1.5 goals in three of their last five league fixtures. 

Espanyol to score over 1.5 goals at 13/8 (2.63) for a 1pt stake with bet365