Real Sociedad vs. Elche Preview: Strong La Real Belittles Elche’s Threat

Updated: January 23, 2014
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Elche threatens the online betting favorite, Real Sociedad with their acquired confidence from their two big wins. Unfortunately, La Real’s strong form is enough to withstand and overcome Elche’s attacks. 


Match Date: 27 January 2014 (local time)

Venue: Estadio Anoeta

Team Form

Real Sociedad

A thrashing from Villarreal and an even steven stalemate compel Real Sociedad to win over Elche. The match is crucial for it might trigger a sudden slip in the table.


In terms of team form and depth, La Real has a definite advantage over Elche. However, majority of their previous meetings ended in a draw and if they are careless, they might be forced to enjoy their second consecutive draw. What is even worse is that their opponent show the possibility of getting the upper hand. Again, in their past encounters, Elche has more victories than they do.


The other importance of the match stems from the fact that they will be meeting Atletico Madrid after Elche, thus, the need to secure a buffer zone that will prevent them from slipping further in the table.



Slowly but surely, Elche has already recovered from its poor run and is now keen on clinching more victories.


The Franjiverdes almost slipped to the relegation zone due to their four (4) consecutive losses. However, these are all in the past now. The draw against Sevilla and just recently, the victory over Rayo Vallecano gave them the needed points to secure their safety for the next season. They are now five points clear off the relegation zone and there could be no better opportunity to continue their winning streak than with the match against Real Sociedad.


There is a wide gap between the two. Yet, as previously mentioned, the Franjiverdes have all the reasons to be confident. They can use their former matches as guides on how they can get the upper hand from the visitors or at the very least, force another draw.


Online betting’s top pick:  Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad plays the strongest at home. They were victorious in five (5) of their last home matches. Definitely, this will be their best defence against Elche’s impending threats.



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