Espanyol vs Real Sociedad Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 13/02/2023

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Espanyol - Real Sociedad

Spain Primera Liga - RCDE Stadium

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Espanyol will host Real Sociedad in the last game of this La Liga round on Monday, February 13th. If you want to learn more about this duel or check some of our other reliable La Liga predictions, you came to the right place.

Espanyol vs Real Sociedad – Football Whispers' Betting Tips

If you are struggling to determine what is the right bet for Espanyol vs Real Sociedad, check our top betting predictions for this duel here:

Real Sociedad to Win

Although Real Sociedad is third in the standings and Espanyol is barely outside of the relegation zone, this can be a very close game. After all, Espanyol only lost once in their last six games in La Liga, so they are in solid form.

On top of that, Real Sociedad is dealing with many injuries. Despite all this, we would still back the team from San Sebastian to win this game. They are the better team on paper, they've done much better this season, and they beat Espanyol four times in their last five meetings, albeit they did host all four of those matches.

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Alexander Sorloth to Score at Any Time

With eight goals in sixteen appearances, Alexander Sorloth is Real Sociedad's best goalscorer this season. The Norwegian striker has been pretty consistent and if Real Sociedad does score in this game, chances are Sorloth will be the man to find the net.

In addition to all that, Sorloth has been in great form recently since five of his eight goals have come in the last seven rounds of La Liga, so we can see him continuing his hot streak with a goal in this game.

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Top Odds and Key Stats for Espanyol vs Real Sociedad

View our rundown of the key figures for Monday's game below, along with a useful tool to help you find the top odds.

Head to Head

18/09/22

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

Espanyol

Espanyol

2

1

04/04/22

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

Espanyol

Espanyol

1

0

28/11/21

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Espanyol

Espanyol

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

1

0

02/07/20

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

Espanyol

Espanyol

2

1

22/01/20

Spain Copa del Rey Spain

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

Espanyol

Espanyol

2

0

Last Five - Espanyol

20/05/24

Spain Segunda SEG

Oviedo

Oviedo

Espanyol

Espanyol

1

2

W

11/05/24

Spain Segunda SEG

Valladolid

Valladolid

Espanyol

Espanyol

0

0

D

05/05/24

Spain Segunda SEG

Sporting Gijon

Sporting Gijon

Espanyol

Espanyol

0

0

D

27/04/24

Spain Segunda SEG

Elche

Elche

Espanyol

Espanyol

2

2

D

21/04/24

Spain Segunda SEG

FC Andorra

FC Andorra

Espanyol

Espanyol

1

1

D

Last Five - Real Sociedad

19/05/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Real Betis

Real Betis

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

0

2

W

16/05/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Valencia

Valencia

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

0

1

W

13/05/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Barcelona

Barcelona

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

2

0

L

04/05/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Las Palmas

Las Palmas

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

0

2

W

26/04/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Real Madrid

Real Madrid

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

1

0

L

Here is a closer look at a few different markets and top odds for this match:

Espanyol odds: 14/5 (3.80) – 26.30%

Draw odds: 11/5 (3.20) – 31.30%

Real Sociedad odds: 24/19 (2.26) – 44.20%

We can see from these odds that the guests are the favourites, but not by a wide margin. When it comes to other betting markets, the main candidate to become the First Goalscorer in this game is Mato Joselu at 11/2 (6.50) odds, which implies a 15.40% probability. Meanwhile, the most likely Correct Score is a 1-1 draw at 28/5 (6.60) odds – 15.20%.

Espanyol vs Real Sociedad: Team News, Latest Form, and Potential Lineups

We expect that this will be a very exciting and close duel, so let's take a closer look at both teams before they meet on Monday:

Espanyol

In the last six games in La Liga, Espanyol has two wins, three draws, and one loss, so they've been in pretty solid form recently. However, Espanyol remains just one spot above the relegation zone and just one point ahead of the first team in it, so the team from Barcelona will have to find a way to keep their good run going for longer if they want to stay safe from relegation.

Meanwhile, Joselu, Keidi Bare, Adria Pedrosa, and Cesar Montes are on the team's injury list, while Ronael Pierre-Gabriel is suspended.

Espanyol Predicted Lineup:

Fernandez – Gil, Gomez, Cabrera, Olivan – Vidal, Vinicius, Darder, Melamed – Puado, Braithwaite

Real Sociedad

After seven games without a loss in La Liga, Real Sociedad felt the sting in the last round in a surprising loss to Real Valladolid at home. Still, the team from San Sebastian remains third in the standings and they still have a four-point cushion over Atletico Madrid, who is behind them in the standings.

Real Sociedad is also still dealing with many injuries – Aritz Elustondo, David Silva, Mohamed Ali-Cho, Jon Pacheco, Andoni Gorosabel, Alex Sola, Mikel Merino, Ander Guevara, and Martin Merquelanz are all on the sidelines at the moment.

Real Sociedad Predicted Lineup:

Remiro – Barrenetxea, Zubeldia, Le Normand, Rico – Mendez, Zubimendi, Illarramendi – Oyarzabal, Sorloth, Kubo

Starting Lineups

Teams usually announce their lineups one hour before the kickoff.

Espanyol

Espanyol
4-3-3
25
Alvaro Fernandez
es
2
Oscar Regano
es
5
Fernando Calero
es
4
Leandro Cabrera
uy
14
Brian Olivan
es
21
Nicolas Melamed Ribaudo
es
12
Vinicius de Souza Costa
br
10
Sergi Darder
es
22
Aleix Vidal
es
7
Javi Puado
es
17
Martin Braithwaite
dk
Substitutes
15
Jose Gragera
es
19
Dani Gomez
es
20
Edu Exposito
es
16
Jose Carlos Lazo
es
6
Denis Suarez
es
28
Wassim Keddari Boulif
es
27
Ruben Sanchez Saez
es
24
Sergi Gomez
es
1
Joan Garcia Pons
es
13
Fernando Pacheco
es

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad
4-4-2
1
Alex Remiro
es
7
Ander Barrenetxea
es
5
Igor Zubeldia
es
24
Robin Le Normand
fr
15
Diego Rico Salguero
es
14
Take
jp
4
Illarramendi
es
3
Martin Zubimendi
es
23
Brais Mendez
es
19
Alexander Sorloth
no
10
Mikel Oyarzabal
es
Substitutes
17
Robert Navarro
es
42
Pablo Marin
es
28
Ander Martin
es
9
Carlos Fernandez
es
32
Unai Marrero
es
30
Urko Gonzalez
es
8
Mikel Merino
es
16
Ander Guevara
es
22
Benat Turrientes
es
13
Andoni Zubiaurre
es
12
Aihen Munoz
es
2
Alex Sola
es

La Liga Standings

Player to Watch: Brais Mendez

We expect to see a close game here, but we also see Real Sociedad winning the match. With that in mind, our player to watch against Espanyol is Brais Mendez.

The Spanish midfielder has is currently the team's second-best goalscorer with seven goals, to which he also added three assists in nineteen La Liga appearances. Clearly, Espanyol has to be wary of him ahead of this game.

Espanyol vs Real Sociedad – Your Questions

Espanyol vs Real Sociedad

  • Who will host the game? Espanyol will host the game at .RCDE Stadium in Cornella de Llobregat
  • When is the match kicking off? The match is kicking off at 8 pm GMT on Monday, February 13th.
  • What happened in the last duel between these teams? Real Sociedad beat Espanyol 2-1 in their last duel.

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