La Liga Match Preview: Real Sociedad vs. Espanyol

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Updated: April 14, 2014
Real Sociedad and Espanyol

Match Date: 19 April 2014 (local time)

Venue: Estadio Anoeta

 

Real Sociedad lost the opportunity to seal a spot in the Europa League qualification as Celta Vigo forced them to a stalemate last weekend. Meanwhile, Espanyol’s even steven finish against Rayo Vallecano helped them move a notch higher in the league’s table. As the season is about to end, continue to expect a down the wire match as these clubs try to make a stronger finish.

 

La Real’s present situation was a far-flung shot of what it has accomplished last season. It was one of La Liga’s top 5 clubs and has also managed to have a short stint in the Champions League. But nowadays, Real Sociedad can hardly make it in the Europa League.

 

But it is never too late. The club still has a few more matches left and it only needs to overcome a 1-point lead against its closest contender, Villarreal.

 

RCD Espanyol, however, may prevent them from pursuing its ambition as it also has interests to protect.
The club currently shows a stronger performance than what it did the last time and certainly, it shall not waste the opportunity to move higher in the table.

 

Espanyol is aware of its opponent’s strength and so is their advantage at home. However, it will most probably capitalize on the idea that it has the upper hand in their previous encounters.

 

Prediction: Real Sociedad

La Real remains as the match’s online betting favorite. As mentioned, it will most likely use its home court advantage to secure the upper hand in the match.

 

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