Real Sociedad vs Levante – La Real to take advantage of visitor’s poor record

Mikel Oyarzabal to star for Sociedad at the Anoeta
Real Sociedad vs Levante
Real Sociedad are backed to win at home against Levante in La Liga (Getty Images)

Real Sociedad vs Levante Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


A home win is the tip when Real Sociedad host Levante in a Spanish La Liga fixture at the Estadio Municipal de Anoeta. La Real have won their last two matches against the visitors and are predicted to emerge victorious on Friday at odds of 1.90. Mikel Oyarzabal is also tipped to find the net having scored five goals in his last six matches.

Real Sociedad Form & Team News


Real Sociedad suffered a 5-2 defeat away at Sevilla in their last La Liga fixture. Mikel Oyarzabal scored a brace in a disappointing performance from Imanol Alguacil's team who are valued at 1.90 to return to winning ways on Friday.

La Real will be pleased to return to Anoeta where they always seem to do their best work. They are unbeaten in four of their last five matches, claiming three victories in that run.

Sociedad will be without Willian Jose as the striker is currently sidelined with a muscle injury. Oyarzabal is expected to continue his good form having scored five goals in his last six La Liga matches.

Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad have won three of their last five match at home in La Liga (Getty Images)

UD Levante Form & Team News


Levante have suffered four defeats in their last five matches. They have been on a steady decline down the table and are now just five points above the bottom three.

Granotas were beaten 2-0 at home by Villarreal last time out in La Liga. Paco Lopez's men were wasteful in front of goal as they missed a number of goalscoring opportunities. They are priced at 4.00 to earn an unlikely win at Anoeta while a draw is set at odds of 3.40.

Jose Luis Morales and Roger Marti are the first choice attacking duo for Levante but both men have struggled for goals lately. They have combined for just three goals in their last seven La Liga appearances.

Real Soceiedad vs Levante Head-to-Head


Levante have claimed eight wins and as many draws while Real Sociedad have been victorious seven times from 23 previous matches. La Real have won four of the last six meetings and triumphed 3-1 in the reverse fixture at the Estadio Ciudad de Valencia.

Theo Hernandez, Juanmi and Mikel Oyarzabal got the goals for Sociedad while Chema was on target for Levante.

Real Sociedad vs Levante Match Up


In the absence of Willian Jose, Oyarzabal will be the one to watch for Sociedad on Friday. He often plays in the hole behind the strikers and has scored five goals in his last six La Liga matches.

Levante have struggled for goals lately but their major problem has come in defence. They have conceded seven goals in their last five matches and should find things difficult against the likes of Oyarzabal, Juanmi and Sandro Ramirez.

 Mikel Oyarzabal
Real Sociedad's Mikel Oyarzabal has scored five goals in his last six La Liga matches (Getty Images)

Real Sociedad vs Levante Key Statistics 


  • Real Sociedad have won 4 of their last 6 matches against Levante (all competitions).
  • Real Sociedad's Mikel Oyarzabal has scored 5 goals in his last 6 matches (La Liga).
  • Real Sociedad have won 3 of their last 5 home matches (La Liga).
  • Levante have lost 4 of their last 5 matches (La Liga).

Verdict 


Real Sociedad often do their best work at home and head into Friday's clash with a good home record in the last few weeks. The hosts are predicted to secure the win with the influential Mikel Oyarzabal tipped to find the net.

Best Bet: Real Sociedad Win @ 1.90 at bet365 – 5 Units
Anytime Goalscorer Tip: Mikel Oyarzabal @ 3.20 at bet365 – 3 Units
First Goalscorer Tip: Mikel Oyarzabal @ 6.25 at bet365 – 1 Unit
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