Betting tip Primera Division: Espanyol Barcelona - Real Sociedad
Friday, 10.02.2017 at 17:45
Exciting start of round 22 in Spain
This weekend the 22 second round of the Spanish Primera División starts with the game between the currently eighth ranked and fifth ranked teams. Espanyol Barcelona faces Real Sociedad. Kick-off is February 10 at 8.45 PM.
- home court advantage
- three wins in a row lately
- offensively a little bit stronger
- no injured key players
Current form Espanyol Barcelona
The first two games after the winter break didn't go as planned at all for Espanyol Barcelona. They lost to possible relegation team Valencia 1:2 and only drew against Deportivo La Coruna 1:1. These two mediocre results seem to have been an initial impuls though. Since then Quique Flores' team presented themselves from their best side and they haven't lost a point in their last three league games. They won against top-5 teams, as well as against teams from the midfield and from the bottom of the rankings of Primera División. First they won against second to last Granada 3:1, then they sensationally beat Europe Cup winner FC Sevilla 3:1. Last weekend followed a win against Malaga (1:0). The Catalans' offensive line performed particularly well. The statistics show that almost a quarter of all Espanyol season goals were scored in the last three games. The first season duel against Sociedad also gives reason to hope, the game ended in a respectable 1:1 draw. Moreno and Piatti are supposed to score the needed goals on Friday. Both offensive players together have scored more than half of Espanyol's goals so far. Defensively Barcelona is in the top 6 of the league. Additionally they are undefeated for eight home games now and they would get closer to a Europe Cup starting spot, if they won the game.
Current form Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad is still playing a great season. If one only considers the last couple of weeks, the Basques' results haven't been as good as their opponents'. Sociedad was "only" able to win two of their last three games and had to suffer a clear 0:3 loss against league leader Real Madrid. They went back on the road of success last weekend though, when they beat Osasuna 3:2. Eusebio's team showed morale in this game when they turned around an early 0:1 deficit. Sociedad proved in that game that they are strong in standard situations. The equalizing goal was scored from a stationary ball. Their away games statistics isn't as great however. Real Sociedad lost five of them. Even though they also were able to win five away games, they show weaknesses in away games. Sociedad has advantages over Espanyol on offense though. Eusebio's team only wasn't able to score a goal in three games so far. Defensively they have picked it up lately too. The currently ranked fifth didn't receive a goal in three of their last six games. With Willian José and Juanmi the Basques have a striker duo who scored 15 season goals together. On the other hand defender Martinez, midfielder Birgara and striker Agirretxe won't be able to play on Friday.
It's a duel between two teams that match each other performance wise. So the home court advantage of Espanyol might be the deciding factor in this game. On the other hand we believe that Real Sociedad is strong enough to score a point in this difficult away game. Our recommendation: Tip X.
The last 5 results of Espanyol Barcelona in detail
|04.02.2017||Spanien Primera Division||FC Málaga||Espanyol Barcelona||0:1|| |
|29.01.2017||Spanien Primera Division||Espanyol Barcelona||FC Sevilla||3:1|| |
|21.01.2017||Spanien Primera Division||Espanyol Barcelona||FC Granada||3:1|| |
|15.01.2017||Spanien Primera Division||FC Valencia||Espanyol Barcelona||2:1|| |
|06.01.2017||Spanien Primera Division||Espanyol Barcelona||Deportivo La Coruna||1:1|| |
The last 5 results of Real Sociedad in detail
|05.02.2017||Spanien Primera Division||Real Sociedad||CA Osasuna||3:2|| |
|29.01.2017||Spanien Primera Division||Real Madrid||Real Sociedad||3:0|| |
|22.01.2017||Spanien Primera Division||Real Sociedad||Celta Vigo||1:0|| |
|16.01.2017||Spanien Primera Division||FC Málaga||Real Sociedad||0:2|| |
|17.12.2016||Spanien Primera Division||FC Granada||Real Sociedad||0:2|| |
Team comparison Espanyol Barcelona and Real Sociedad
|09.09.2016||Spanien Primera Division||Real Sociedad||Espanyol Barcelona||1:1|
|08.03.2015||Spanien Primera Division||Real Sociedad||Espanyol Barcelona||1:0|
|05.10.2014||Spanien Primera Division||Espanyol Barcelona||Real Sociedad||2:0|
|19.04.2014||Spanien Primera Division||Real Sociedad||Espanyol Barcelona||2:1|
|30.11.2013||Spanien Primera Division||Espanyol Barcelona||Real Sociedad||1:2|