Almeria vs Real Sociedad Prediction: Visitors should get back to winning ways

 | November 10 | 

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La Liga strugglers Almeria play host to seventh-placed Real Sociedad on Saturday afternoon (15:15) as they search for their first win of the season at the 13th attempt.

Real Sociedad head into the game looking to end a run of two league games without a victory, and right now they will face no better opposition as they look to get back to winning ways.

We preview this top-flight clash by picking out some of the best markets on offer.

Almeria vs Real Sociedad Betting Tips

  • Mikel Oyarzabal to score anytime - 7/4
  • Real Sociedad to win both halves - 18/5

Match Odds

As you can imagine, Almeria are a very high price to win this contest at 10/3. A draw can be backed at 11/4 while Real Sociedad are the favourites at 4/5.

You can get both teams to score in this match at 8/11, while NO is EVS. The same prices apply to over 2.5 goals and under 2.5 goals respectively.

Team News

Real Sociedad are likely going to be without Hamari Traore after the defender was forced off injured at the weekend. He will join Kieran Tierney, Andre Silva and Martin Merquelanz in the medical bay.

Almeria have no fresh injury concerns heading into the weekend.

Mikel Oyarzabal to score anytime @ 7/4

Real Sociedad attacker Mikel Oyarzabal has enjoyed a bright start to the season with seven goals across all competitions. The Spaniard has scored six in 12 La Liga appearances, including two in his last two outings.

He netted a brace in the 2-2 draw with Rayo Vallecano and after blanking in the defeat to Barcelona last weekend, he will be eager to get back on the scoresheet as his side themselves look to return to winning ways.

Oyarzabal will be relishing the chance to come up against a side depleted of confidence and planted at the bottom of the table. There is currently no better opportunity to get back among the goals and add to his already impressive tally.

Real Sociedad to win both halves @ 18/5

With the visitors looking to get another three points on the board, they will be looking ahead to start putting together a winning streak as they look to play catch up with the teams ahead of them in the race for the European spots. After securing Champions League football last term, Real Sociedad will want to fight for a place in the top four once again.

On paper, their squad is far superior to Almeria's and they have the chance to pile more misery on the hosts this Saturday. Along with Oyarzabal, they have other dependable goalscorers in Takefusa Kobo and Brais Mendez.

As they head into this one without a win in their last two, they will want to put on a ruthless attacking display in the hopes of putting themselves back inside the top six.


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