Real Betis vs Real Sociedad Match Info
Date: Thursday January 10 2019
Kick-off time: 7.30pm GMT
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarin
Referee: Santiago Latre
Real Betis vs Real Sociedad Head-to-Head Record
Last 3 league matches
December 2 2018: Real Betis 1-0 Real Sociedad
March 1 2018: Real Betis 0-0 Real Sociedad
October 1 2018: Real Sociedad 4-4 Real Betis
Real Betis vs Real Sociedad Stats
- Real Betis have won only one of their last six matches against Real Sociedad
- Only Barcelona have won more away matches than Real Sociedad in the Primera Division this season
- Real Betis have lost only one of their last 12 home games
Real Betis vs Real Sociedad Match Preview
Real Sociedad will put their impressive away form to the test again, just four days after their most eye-catching result of the season.
The Basque club’s results have been distinctly lop-sided this term, in the sense that Celta Vigo are the only team they have beaten at home whereas they have registered five La Liga victories on the road.
Those away successes hit new heights last Sunday when Sociedad, who have just re-appointed Imanol Alguacil as manager following a caretaker spell at the end of last season, triumphed 2-0 at Real Madrid with goals from Willian Jose (penalty) and Ruben Pardo.
Yet they are still five positions and four points behind Real Betis in the table and although Sociedad’s odds for this Copa del Rey match were slashed following their win in the Bernabeu, we fancy a home win here.
Betis lost on their trip to bottom club Huesca last weekend, but their home form has generally been very strong this season and they recorded four consecutive victories to nil before being held 1-1 by Eibar last time out.
A 3-1 success away to an Espanyol side that had been going well also showed what the Verdiblancos are capable of and with the bookmakers perhaps having over-reacted to Sociedad’s win against the European champions, we are backing Quique Setien’s side to claim an advantage to take north for the return leg.
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