After five wins in a row in the Spanish top-flight league, Real Sociedad will be eager to maintain the pressure on the top spots with a win against Valladolid. Take advantage of the best betting odds and La Liga props by using our sportsbook.
Valladolid: Back in the Top-Flight League
Valladolid has collected 11 points from 10 games on their return to the top flight after just one season in the second tier. It’s a return that points towards a likely relegation struggle, but it’s too soon to talk about that.
Their three victories so far this campaign, a last-minute win over Almeria back in September and a 3-2 success over Getafe at the start of this month, have been sandwiched between disappointing defeats to relegation candidates Cadiz and Espanyol.
Valladolid is a competitive side and will certainly be looking to make it two in a row against Real Sociedad, but given their inconsistency, it’s tough to include them in our soccer picks and parlays. Ivan Fresneda is likely to miss the next few games with a quadriceps injury, allowing Lucas Olaza to come back into the starting lineup. Centre-back Jawad El Yamiq will miss out again with a hamstring problem, while Gonzalo Plata and Kenedy should also be unavailable.
Real Sociedad: Almost Perfect
There was a real risk that Sociedad’s major injury issues might create problems during the early part of the season, but it turns out they’ve managed to overcome the issues, looking strong over the past few weeks in both domestic and European competition. They’ve won their last five fixtures in La Liga to rapidly climb the table, the most recent of which was a short 1-0 victory against Mallorca in the midweek round.
Top of their Europa League group with a perfect record and hot on the tails of Barcelona and Real Madrid in the race for the Champions League finish, Imanol Alguacil’s men are playing a complex, possession-based football, with razor-sharp passes and silky dribblers slicing through defenses at will.
On top of that, they are very solid at the back, keeping two clean sheets in their previous three games. Their five wins in a row demonstrate the strength in depth of a balanced squad, and despite their injury issues, they will be determined to extend their great run of form, so if you’re betting online, you should start backing them.
Full-back Aihen Munoz picked up a thigh injury in that win over Celta Vigo and looks to be out for around four weeks, according to reports. The visitors are also likely to be without Mohamed-Ali Cho, while Mikel Oyarzabal and Umar Sadiq continue their long recoveries from anterior cruciate ligament injuries.
Valladolid vs Real Sociedad Head-to-Head
Real Sociedad is unbeaten in the last five encounters between the two sides, winning two of their previous three head-to-heads. The visitors picked up 22 points in 10 games this season, winning on seven occasions and scoring 16 goals in the process. They lost just once on the road this term, scoring in every game. On the other side, Valladolid won two in five home fixtures this season, scoring just five goals.
Valladolid vs Real Sociedad Match Information
- Match: Valladolid (3-2-5) vs Real Sociedad (7-1-2)
- Location: Estadio Jose Zorrilla (Valladolid)
- Day/Time: Saturday, Oct. 22nd, 10:15 a.m. ET
- Valladolid vs Real Sociedad Live stream: fubo.tv
Valladolid vs Real Sociedad Betting Lines
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The visitors enter this clash as favorites priced at +105 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds, while the goal line is set at 2½.
Wins bring wins, and Real Sociedad is on fire right now. How can you fade them after winning each of their last five domestic games? They have also picked up maximum points in Europa League in a tough group with United, Sheriff Tiraspol, and Omonia. Valladolid will certainly have a defensive approach, and they will be happy with one point, but Sociedad is just too good right now, so we are going with an away win
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