Real Sociedad – Malaga : Preview & Prediction
Real Sociedad and Málaga play at Estadio Municipal de Anoeta in a duel of the 15th round of the Primera Division. The history of direct confrontations played at this stadium indicates a balance between these two teams, since there have been 3 draws and 1 win for each team in the last 5 matches. Actually, the last time they met at this stadium was on 05-14-2017, in a Primera Division match that ended in a draw for (2-2). The goals of the match were scored by Xabi Prieto (31 ‘) and Jon Bautista (85’) for Real Sociedad and Luis Hernández (45 ‘) and Recio (75’) for Malaga. Special attention is needed for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results in their home and away games.
Analysis of Real Sociedad
After 5 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses, the home team is in 9th place, having won 19 points. In the last match, they lost with Atletico Madrid away by (2-1), after in the previous game to have tied at home, in a game against Las Palmas, by (2-2). This is a team that curiously shows more positive results than at home, since in the last 30 matches it has 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 defeats as a visitor, with 25 goals scored and 18 conceded, against 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 defeats at home, with 31 goals scored and 25 conceded. In the last game he played for the Europa League, he lost with Zenit St Petersburg at home for (1-3). In the last 7 home games for the championship, Real Sociedad has 2 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses, having won 9 points out of 21.
In this competition, you have not lost any of the last 4 games in your stadium. The team conceded goals to their opponents in 9 of the last 10 games, so they have not shown great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, as they managed to achieve in 9 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 14 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Real Sociedad started the Spanish Championship in good form, accumulating three victories in the first rounds, but now they are not living a great moment, having won only one victory in the last six rounds, having not won three rounds. In their last clash, the team came to open the scoring against Atlético de Madrid, but was not strong enough to hold the good attack and defeated. Although he has not been able to confirm that in the last round, the team has been standing out for its offensive sector, which is now the third best in the competition. One of the strengths of the club is the quality in the exchange of passes, which allows to maintain a good average ball possession. The coach is likely to hold the team at 4-3-3, with no major problems in the starting eleven.
Analysis of Málaga
The visiting team is currently in 20th place with 8 points, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 10 losses. In the penultimate match, lost out to Real Madrid by (3-2). In the last match, they drew at home to Levante by (0-0). This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 2 wins, 1 draw and 12 defeats as a visitor; against 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses in his stadium.
In this competition, you have lost the last 7 games as a visitor. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition. This is a team that scores a few times first: just opened the scoring in 2 of their last 14 games for the Primera Division, of these 2 reached the interval in a lead in 1 and won in the late 90 ‘in all. In 14 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 11 times and never managed to turn the score.
Málaga continue to have a poor performance in this edition of the Spanish Championship, adding only two victories in fourteen rounds, and now there are two matches without winning. However, the team did at least score in their last clash, when they received the Levante at home and although they finished six times more than the opponent, was only in the goalless draw. The offensive action in this final round confirms what the team has been presenting throughout the competition, so much so that today it has one of the four worst attacks, having stopped to shake the net adversary on nine occasions. As a visitor, the club is the only one yet to score, and in that condition is the owner of the worst attack, with only two goals scored. The coach has often alternated the tactical configuration of the team, but must keep Rosales as a reference on the right side.
Real Sociedad – Malaga : Betting Tips
Real Sociedad – Win Odds: 1.65
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70