Real Sociedad cracked from behind!
Real Sociedad are in 5th place in the standings of La Liga. But Villarreal and Betis are right behind them.
The hosts are always the top team in the Primera. And this is due to their even performance throughout the season.
As such, they have some of the strongest defense and attack in general.
However, I decided to check whether this trend is sustainable for the period of 2 months.
I was surprised only by the 10th position in terms of results achieved in the last 9 matches of the teams.
The reason for this turned out to be a very curious fact.
With 15 goals conceded during this period, Real Sociedad are the team with the 3rd most permeable defense.
What's worse is that they have allowed many goal situations in front of their door.
It is true that during this period they met teams such as Real Madrid, Sevilla and Barcelona. As for the Catalans, they conceded 6 goals.
But it is also true that they had only 2 dry nets.
Probably more of a poor performance in defense. Or staffing problems.
They have suffered 4 losses in their last 8 championship matches. And only 2 of them won.
Their next match is against Atletico Madrid.
Elche improved in defense!
Elche continue the struggle for survival. And besides, they are the team of curiosities.
I was impressed, for example, by the fact that they were the first team in the history of La Liga to drop out of it due to unpaid taxes and fees.
And on the condition that he escaped relegation during the season.
Everything can be expected from such a team. And I decided to get a little more idea of the upcoming trend.
For the season so far, a clear place among the relegation suits them perfectly. After the last in the xG ranking .
If at home they still manage to collect some points, then outside they are definitely the most beloved guest with only 10 points from visits.
I will not surprise anyone with the following fact.
Elche are the team with the poisonous combination of the least created and the most allowed goal positions.
In the last 10 games in terms of weak attack, the trend has remained.
However, there has been a significant improvement in defense.
Prediction for Real Sociedad - Elche
In total at the moment we have Offensively strong / Defensively weak host and Offensively weak / Defensively at average level guest.
What to choose?
Elche are under enormous pressure.
In their last match they lost 0-1 to Atletico. But to a large extent they did not have a chance with the missed penalty and several positions at the end.
I'm afraid to play for their complete success now. But at least not to lose this meeting would be completely fair.
As due to the sports Fortune, which rarely gives or takes 2 times in a row. So because of the facts I pointed out.
The average bet for Elche not to lose this match is my prediction.
Top facts and statistics for the match
- Sociedad have won just 2 of their last 8 league games: 2-2-4.
- There is a goal / goal in the last 4 home matches of Sociedad.
- Elche have won just 1 of their last 9 games: 1-3-5.
- Elche has not won in its last 15 league visits: 0-4-11.
- He has under 2.5 goals in 7 of Elche's last 8 games.
- Ander Baranecea has more yellow cards (7) than any other player from Sociedad. Gonzalo Verdu has 10 for Elche.
- victory for Sociedad
- security: 9/10
- exact result: 2-0