Last week, Real Sociedad defeated Real Madrid and increased its non-losing streak to four games. However, it still needs a couple of victories to ensure a spot in the top four, which would grant it a ticket to the UEFA Champions League.
As for Girona, the team would qualify for the UEFA Conference League if the season ended today. That would be great, but qualifying for the UEFA Europa League would be much better. As expected, Girona comes in as the La liga betting underdog, but keep in mind that it won four of its last five games.
Real Sociedad: In the Front Seat
Real Sociedad depends on itself to win the golden ticket. Qualifying for the UEFA Champions League would be like winning the title, and winning three of the remaining five games would be enough to do it. That’s if Villarreal and Real Betis don’t lose any, which is highly unlikely.
Last Tuesday, Real Sociedad defeated Real Madrid 2-0, with Takefusa Kubo and Ander Muguruza as the scorers. That was a huge stunner since the Las Vegas odds had Real Sociedad as the underdog despite playing at home.
We’re talking about the third-best defensive unit in the league after conceding 29 goals in 33 matches. Only Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have conceded fewer goals, with 11 and 26.
Regarding the La liga lines, Real Sociedad is offering a -155 price to win straight up. The line may seem high, but the team has won its last four home games with an 8-1 aggregate, only conceding more than one goal once in its last 15 home matches.
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Girona: Surprise, Surprise!
Prior to the start of the season, Girona’s main goal was to avoid relegation. Now, Los Blanquirrojos are on the verge of rewriting history by qualifying for a UEFA competition, already surpassing all expectations.
Last Thursday, Girona played host to Mallorca and won 2-1, with Bernardo Espinosa and Valentin Castellanos as the scorers. Girona controlled the match from start to end, winning possession with 63% and finishing with seven shots on target, five more than Mallorca.
Let’s take a second to talk about Castellanos, who’s on fire after having scored six goals in Girona’s last three matches. Four of those goals were against Real Madrid. Overall, he has scored 13. Not bad for a player who was in the MLS the previous season.
Needless to say, he’s the main reason for you to consider wagering on the visitors, especially at +425, a price that could further improve via La liga live betting.
Girona has finished with a clean sheet in two of its last three road games, one against Barcelona, the team atop the standings averaging 1.8 goals per game.
Real Sociedad vs Girona Head-to-Head
The first meeting between the two was a goal-fest that Real Sociedad won 5-3. The first half finished 2-2, and Girona took the lead at the beginning of the second, but Real Sociedad turned things around in the last 20 minutes. Alexander Sorloth was named Man of the Match after scoring a brace.
Girona hasn’t been able to defeat Real Sociedad since returning to La Liga in the 2017-18 season, with a 0-3-2 record over their last five meetings. No wonder Real Sociedad controls the La liga odds for this match.
Real Sociedad vs Girona Match Information
- Match: Real Sociedad vs Girona
- Date/Time: Saturday, May 13, 8:00 a.m. ET
- Location: Anoeta, San Sebastian
- Real Sociedad vs Girona Stream: fubo.tv
Real Sociedad vs Girona Betting Lines
Real Sociedad vs Girona Picks and Prediction
While Girona has Castellanos, Real Sociedad has Sorloth, who has scored 10 goals. The visitors also have Cristhian Stuani (seven goals), and the home side also has Kubo (eight goals). Summing up, if you can expect goals. Go ahead and include the over in your betting online ticket.
The Real Sociedad is listed at -155 in our Vegas Soccer lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Real Sociedad, you have a chance to win $65. The Girona is +425, offering a chance to win $425 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Real Sociedad a 60.78% chance to win, with Girona at 19.05%.