Valencia vs Real Sociedad Odds – Friday 13th May 2016 – 19:30 – Sky Sports 1
Valencia are 3/4 with the draw available at odds of 3/1 and Sociedad are 16/5
Betting tips and match preview | La Liga Primera
Valencia welcome Real Sociedad to the Estadio Mestalla in a match that is crucial for both sides as they battle to finish in the top ten of the La Liga table.
Valencia come into this match in poor form ahead of this crucial La Liga match and they will be looking to better their recent results as they need a win from their final matches to stand any chance of a top ten finish and even that might not be enough.
They have lost their last two matches against Real Madrid in a five goal thriller and prior to that a 2-0 loss to Villarreal. Prior to those defeats against two of the top four sides they had been on an excellent run and were unbeaten in their last four matches and were on a run of three successive wins.
Another loss will mean they end the season on a poor note having lost three successive matches and given they have already endured a poor season overall they will be looking to avoid another defeat.
A win will all but secure them a top ten finish and they could finish as high as 8th depending on the results for those sides around them.
Valencia have won just 11 of their 37 matches this season and one more win is the minimum target for them. They will be looking for victory number 12 when they face off on Friday evening and they will also be looking for their 17th win in 40 matches against Sociedad.
Sociedad Looking For Strong Finish
The visitors Real Sociedad come into this fixture on the back of a 2-1 win at home against Rayo Vallecano and they remain in the top ten going into the last round of fixtures in this seasons La Liga.
Rayo come into this match in poor form, despite winning their last match against Vallecano they have been beaten three times in their last six matches.
They have only won two of their last 6 matches and they will be looking to register back to back wins and in doing so secure a top ten position, largely at the expense of the hosts Valencia.
Sociedad have also had a managerial turnover this season, dismissing manager David Moyes earlier in the season and since then they have managed to slowly turn the tide in terms of results.
Sociedad have won 12 of their 37 matches this season and will be looking for victory number 13, another valuable three points would see them achieve their aim of a top ten La Liga finish.
They will be looking for their 12th win in 40 matches against Valencia and in doing so will end their season on a high.
Valencia head into this fixture with a record of three wins, two defeats and one draw in their last six matches. Sociedad have a record of two wins, three defeats and one draw in their last six matches.
Both teams are 1/2 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Valencia are Paco Alcacer at 9/2 with Alvaro Negredo at 4/1. For Real Sociedad Carlos Vela is at 7/1 with Mikel Oiarzabal and Jonathas at 8/1.
The last time these two sides met Sociedad won 2-0 and the odds of the same result are 25/1.
Valencia vs Real Sociedad Betting Tips
Tip 1 – Alcacer to score first @ 9/2
Tip 2 – Valencia to win 2-1 @ 7/1
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