Real Sociedad went down 2-5 at Sevilla FC last Sunday. It was the second defeat in a row after a failure in the home game against Atletico Madrid a week earlier. Due to the defeats, the intermediate catch-up in the table has come to a standstill. For Coach Imanol Alguacil, who took office in early January, it was the first slaps after ten previously not lost competitive games. Currently, Real Sociedad is in ninth place and thus still significantly better than a few weeks ago, when the relegation ranks were threateningly close.
Best Football Prediction Real Sociedad vs Levante
The guests from Valencia showed in the last weeks exactly the opposite course in the table. As of the ten league games in 2019 lost no less than six, which is why Levante UD occupies only the 15th place and is in relegation battle. In the upcoming duel between Real Sociedad and Levante, the odds also assign the hosts the role of favorites. The tip goes in a different direction. So at Real Sociedad vs Levante our prediction is that the score is not at least half past time. The home side come with only three half-time tours after 13 home games traditionally heavy in motion and the last two appearances indicate a slight form crisis.
Real Sociedad – Statistics & Current Form
The two-time title holder, 1981 & 1982, experienced in this season a change of feelings. After disappointing performances until the end of the year, the situation with the new trainer Imanol Alguacil had noticeably improved. The 47-year-old started as successor to Asier Garitano with a bang by Real Sociedad won 2-0 at Real Madrid. It was the start of a real upswing, as the following nine competitive games were also not lost. Instead, the previous year’s twelve against CD Leganes, Athletic Bilbao and Espanyol won. In addition, Erreala drew, among others, a respectable draw at the resurgent Valencia CF and the departure in the Copa del Rey came only very close, because in the end, only the away goals rule in favor of the opponent Betis Sevilla failed.
“We made a bad impression.” – Coach Imanol Alguacil after a 2: 5 against Sevilla last Sunday – Source: Twitter account of Real Sociedad
For the White-Blue, the successful run but once completed, because they had recently recorded defeats against Atletico Madrid and Sevilla. A yield that can also be explained by the personal situation. This is currently very tense, because a number of important players are missing due to injury, for example, Asier Illarramendi in midfield, Diego Llorente in defense and Willian José Da Silva in the storm, with nine goals, the second best Goalgetter on the side of the Basques. The record of the Brazilian, who was the top scorer in the ranks of the club with 15 goals in the past season, is exceeded only by Mikel Oyarzabal. The Under-21 international also scored both goals in the Andalusia 2-5 on the final day of the match, tying his second brace in retrospect to the recent four rounds of play.
Expected formation of Real Sociedad:
Rulli – Zaldua – Navas – Moreno – Hernández – Pardo – Zubeldia – Merino – Oyarzabal – Ramirez – Juanmi
Last matches of Real Sociedad:
⚽ 10.03.2019 – Sevilla vs Real Sociedad 5: 2 (La Liga)
⚽ 03.03.2019 – Real Sociedad Vs. Atletico Madrid 0-2 (La Liga)
⚽ 25.02.2019 – Girona vs. Real Sociedad 0: 0 (La Liga)
⚽ 16.02.2019 – Real Sociedad Vs. CD Leganés 3: 0 (La Liga)
⚽ 10.02.2019 – Valencia vs Real Sociedad 0: 0 (La Liga)
Levante – Statistics & Current Form
Levante UD lost 2-0 against Villarreal CF last weekend. A bankruptcy, which was extremely unhappy. Thus, the first goal fell in the third minute of stoppage time by an own goal and the final score came in the 96th minute. The Granotas were absolutely equal in the match at the Estadi Ciutat de València and deserved at least one point. However, it put the third defeat in a row and the offensive is currently the biggest problem: to read that only one goal in the last three games succeeded, although as against Villareal or on the previous day in also unnecessarily lost match against Leganes in chances not lacking.
Marti Roger, with ten goals still the best executor at Levante, scored the goal in the 1: 2 against Real Madrid about three weeks ago, but his efficiency in front of the opponent’s box has also dropped significantly in the recent past – as only two goals in 2019 clearly show. Real Sociedad vs Levante may well be worth the odds for another goalless match. Apart from that, coach Paco López, like his counterpart, has some personal worries, but the main concerns are the defensive defeat of Spaniards Sergio Postigo and Tono.
Expected formation of Levante:
Abarisketa – Cabaco – Rober – Coke – Campana – Luna – Bardhi – Rochina – Simon – Roger – Morales
Last games from Levante:
⚽ 10.03.2019 – Levante Vs. Villarreal 0-2 (La Liga)
⚽ 04.03.2019 – CD Leganés vs. Levante 1: 0 (La Liga)
⚽ 24.02.2019 – Levante Vs. Real Madrid 1: 2 (La Liga)
⚽ 16.02.2019 – Celta Vigo Vs. Levant 1: 4 (La Liga)
⚽ 11.02.2019 – Alaves Vs. Levante 2: 0 (La Liga)
Real Sociedad vs Levante Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
In the first half of the season, the Basques won 3-1 at Levante. All the goals came in the last 17 minutes of the match, leaving the hosts in front for a very long time, before, as so often happens, relinquishing a balanced game this season. At home, the Basques have also been undefeated for five games in this pairing and in the flashback to the last 15 years or so, there was only one away win for the Valencia team. Instead, Real Sociedad won four times and with six games, the majority ended in a draw. In the upcoming match between Real Sociedad and Levante, the odds again favor the home side.
Real Sociedad vs Levante Our Betting Tips Explained
The Basque hosts recorded their first defeats under Imanol Alguacil on the final two days of the match, with whom success had actually returned. So he remained unbeaten in his first ten competitive games as a coach and triumphed on his debut even at the Royal in Santiago Bernabéu. Although Real Sociedad, with Atletico Madrid and Sevilla FC, have recently faced two heavyweights in La Liga, there is a slight bend in their shape. One reason is the well-filled hospital at Sociedad. The guests have been waiting for their next sense of achievement for three rounds of play, with the last two defeats against Villarreal and CD Leganes having been undeserved from a playful point of view and previously the opponent’s name was Real Madrid. The series of defeats can therefore be relativized a bit.
Key Facts – Real Sociedad vs Levante tips
A welcome guest: Levante only won once in the last 15 years (1-6-4)
Real Sociedad lost on the last two days for the first time under new coach Imanol Alguacil, who had previously ten unbeaten defeats
In the first round, the Basques won 3-1 at Levante
It is understandable that the odds in favor of the hosts at Real Sociedad vs Levante are understandable, but we still trust the guests to make a good appearance. Therefore, in the pairing between Real Sociedad and Levante our prediction involves double the chance for the visiting team, at least for the first half. This is supported by the fact that Levante usually starts his guest performances briskly – noticeable in the yield of four break tours and seven draws to the break tea after 14 games in the foreign. Only three times was it for the team so with a backlog in the second half of the game. On the other hand, Real Sociedad is often slow in front of home crowd, as shown again only three victorious first halves after 13 home games and also the number of five home games in which there was a gap at break.
Betting Tips: Double Chance Levante (1st half)