La Liga match prediction: Little separates Real Betis and Real Sociedad in quality

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Competition: Spain La Liga
Competition: Sun 18.October
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarín (60721 seats)

The La Liga season is still fresh and sports bettors should be cautious. This meeting between Real Betis and Real Sociedad promises to be an interesting one.

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

It's time to recharge all electronic entertainment devices for Real Sociedad, who are travelling more than 900 kilometers to play this game.

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Real Betis form and stats

Only two La Liga home games for Real Betis so far, yet both highs and lows with 1 win, 0 draws and 1 defeat.

A good away victory last time out for Betis, who won 2-0 against Valencia (placed 8th). Prior to that was the away defeat visiting Getafe (0-3).

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Betis have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found seven matches with the results: Won five, drawn one and lost one.

It's still early days, but we have some goal stats for the Real Betis at home in the league. 4 on target and 3 scored by the opposition; from 2 matches.

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Real Sociedad form and stats

Real Sociedad are still undefeated on their travels in the La Liga. They have only played two games though, winning one and drawing the other.

Mikel Merino, Mikel Oyarzabal and Portu scored in Real Sociedad's previous match, the home game against Getafe that ended 3-0. The game before that, was lost at home, a 0-1 defeat against Valencia.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found 13 similar matches played by Real Sociedad in our archives, and the results are: four wins for Sociedad, three draws and six defeats.

There might be some complaints about the fixture list from the Sociedad manager I. Alguacil Barrenetxea as the team has another away game coming up in only four days, this time against Rijeka.

4 goals so far away for Real Sociedad, while their defence has allowed the opposition to score 1. All from 2 league matches away.

Head 2 Head

H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Real Betis two wins, four draws and Real Sociedad four victories. As for goals, six matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), four games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Real BetisW. Silva de Carvalho
W. Silva de Carvalho
2 goals
BetisC. Tello Herrera
C. Tello Herrera
2 goals
Real SociedadR. López Alcaide
R. López Alcaide
2 goals

Real Betis missing players

Real Sociedad missing players

Real Betis Real Sociedad
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
5 2 1 Played P 0 2 5
3 1 0 Won W 0 1 2
0 0 0 Drew D 0 1 2
2 1 1 Lost L 0 0 1
7 4 2 Scored S 0 4 7
6 3 3 Conceded C 0 1 2
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 100% 80%
80% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 100% 60%
40% 50% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 50% 40%
20% 50% 100% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 0%
20% 50% 100% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
20% 50% 100% BTTS BTTS 0% 50% 20%
60% 50% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 50% 60%
20% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 40%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
3.4 4 5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 1 1.6
2 1 1 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
64 28 13 Total Shots T S 0 37 66
21 8 4 Shots on Target S O 0 9 20
33% 50% 50% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 44% 35%
Key stats in La Liga this season:
  • All of Real Betis's home-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • All of Real Sociedad's away-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Real Betis haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Real Sociedad has the most scored goals in the second half (6) in La Liga
  • Real Sociedad have not yet lost a game away.
  • Real Sociedad have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Real Sociedad have scored in all their away matches so far.
Real Betis Last season Real Sociedad
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
38 19   Played P   19 38
10 9   Won W   7 16
11 4   Drew D   4 8
17 6   Lost L   8 14
48 34   Scored S   23 56
60 27   Conceded C   28 48
92% 100%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   95% 95%
79% 95%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   79% 82%
58% 79%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   53% 61%
26% 26%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   21% 21%
16% 16%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   11% 11%
66% 79%   BTTS BTTS   63% 63%
16% 16%   Clean Sheets C S   16% 24%
26% 5%   Failed to Score F T   26% 18%
 
0 0   Corners for (avg) C F   0 0
0 0   Corners against (avg) C A   0 0
2.9 3.1   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   2.3 2.1
9 6   Red cards R C   1 2
 
474 258   Total Shots T S   176 441
159 91   Shots on Target S O   59 140
30% 37%   Goal Efficiency G E   39% 40%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Real Madrid 4 3 1 0 6 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 2 1 0 5 2 4 10
2 Real Betis 5 3 0 2 7 6 2 1 0 1 4 3 3 2 0 1 3 3 1 9
3 Real Sociedad 5 2 2 1 7 2 3 1 1 1 3 1 2 1 1 0 4 1 5 8
4 Villarreal 5 2 2 1 6 7 3 2 1 0 6 3 2 0 1 1 0 4 -1 8
5 Barcelona 3 2 1 0 8 1 2 1 1 0 5 1 1 1 0 0 3 0 7 7
6 Sevilla 3 2 1 0 5 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 4 2 3 7
7 Getafe 4 2 1 1 4 3 2 2 0 0 4 0 2 0 1 1 0 3 1 7
8 Valencia 5 2 1 2 7 7 3 1 1 1 5 5 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 7
9 Cádiz 5 2 1 2 5 6 3 0 1 2 2 6 2 2 0 0 3 0 -1 7
10 Granada 4 2 1 1 6 8 2 2 0 0 4 1 2 0 1 1 2 7 -2 7
11 Osasuna 4 2 0 2 5 4 2 1 0 1 3 3 2 1 0 1 2 1 1 6
12 Atlético Madrid 3 1 2 0 6 1 2 1 1 0 6 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 5
13 Celta de Vigo 5 1 2 2 3 7 2 1 0 1 2 4 3 0 2 1 1 3 -4 5
14 SD Eibar 5 1 1 3 4 6 3 0 1 2 1 3 2 1 0 1 3 3 -2 4
15 Huesca 5 0 4 1 2 4 2 0 1 1 0 2 3 0 3 0 2 2 -2 4
16 Elche 3 1 1 1 1 3 2 0 1 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 -2 4
17 Deportivo Alavés 5 1 1 3 3 6 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 2 2 5 -3 4
18 Levante 4 1 0 3 5 8 1 0 0 1 0 2 3 1 0 2 5 6 -3 3
19 Athletic Club 4 1 0 3 2 5 1 0 0 1 0 1 3 1 0 2 2 4 -3 3
20 Real Valladolid 5 0 2 3 3 7 3 0 2 1 3 4 2 0 0 2 0 3 -4 2

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La Liga is the top professional level of the Spanish football league system. Is is often referred to as the Primera División and is considered one of the absolute top leagues of Europe and the world. 20 teams play 380 fixtures from August to May to create a final league table.