Real Sociedad vs Valladolid predictions and betting tips on February 5, 2023
On February 5, Reale Arena (San Sebastian) will host the match of the 20th round of the La Liga, in which Real Sociedad will compete with Valladolid. The battle will start at 21:00 CET
The team hasn’t won twice in a row. At the same time, it received very good reviews, taking into account the level of its rivals. At first, “the Txuri-urdin” were defeated with a minimal 0-1 score (that happened in the Spanish Cup match against Barcelona). And on January 29, it turned out to stop Real Madrid in the next round of the Primera, having played with the current champion in a 0-0 draw. This is the first time in over 30 games of the season when “the Galacticos” have failed to score! This result broke a 5-victory run of Imanol Alguacil’s wards in the Primera, but the streak of being unbeaten has already reached 7 rounds in a row. There is no surprise that the team is able to stay in the 3rd position of the La Liga standings. And it goes without saying that the management wants to continue the victorious way, but for this very reason they need to start winning again.
The club is engaged in the same traditional process that has been years before – the struggle for survival. It was not successful in 2021, fortunately, the new mentor, Paquetá, returned his wards from the Segunda from the very first trial. Moreover, he had got a decent start with the club, scoring points quite regularly. In October – early November, the team even won three times in 4 rounds. But then, there began a protracted decline, when they lost to 5 opponents in a row and demonstrated a “dry” performance, moreover, the team stopped in the Copa del Rey. Fortunately, on January 29, crisis Valencia came to “the Pucelanos”. The tiny priority of the hosts could have resulted in a goalless draw, but Cyle Larin managed to mark his Spanish debut with a late goal. That success allowed, having won with a 1-0 score, to overcome Cadiz and reach the 17th place.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
General speaking, Real Sociedad has got more victories. Still, if we take into account the previous autumn, Valladolid won by means of a single goal made by Sergio León.
Bookmakers are not sure about the only thing – how confident the victory of Real Sociedad will be. Considering that the team plays in a pretty pragmatic way, it is reasonable to bet on its success with “a -1 goal handicap” (odd: 1.64)