Sports Betting. Real Sociedad vs Barcelona [19.01.17] : the Royals look forward to trip up Barca

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Sports Betting. Real Sociedad vs Barcelona [19.01.17] : the Royals look forward to trip up Barca

Copa del Rey

Quarterfinal, first leg


Bet: Asian Handicap Real Sociedad +1

Contrary to the majority of sports betting predictions Real Sociedad demonstrate very good performances, especially while playing at home. But they can make a stand on the road too. Due to an away 2-0 victory over Malaga this Monday the Royals managed to move up to the 5th position in La Liga standings. By the way, after 18 matches Sacristan’s side are only 8 points behind the leader. As for their way to the quarterfinal in the Cup, the betting markets predicted Sociedad’s convincing win over Valladolid (4-2). However, the White and Blue kept on pushing with an unexpected win over Villarreal.

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Confirming all sports betting conjectures, Barcelona wiped out the floor with Las Palmas this weekend. Having lost points against Villarreal (1-1), Enrique’s team bounced back with a frantic 5-0 victory. So at this moment Blaugrana sit on the third position – 1 point behind Sevilla and 2 points behind Madrid. However, their main problem is that they are terribly inconsistent playing away from home. According to betting companies, Barca were expected to win at Bilbao at the previous Copa del Rey stage, but they were beaten in the first leg. So they managed to get through only owing to a home victory.

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While choosing a bet it’s important to bear in mind the fact that Real Sociedad are in some cracking form right now. Sacristan’s side have 9 wins, only 3 draws and 2 losses in their last 14 Copa del Rey and La Liga matches. Besides, they have scored in all of their home games except for 2 matches where they have lost – against Primera leaders Madrid and Sevilla. By the way, the Royals have already played with Barcelona in La Liga this season and the outcome was unconsoling for Barca – 1-1. The head-to-head statistics promise nothing good for Blaugrana as their last win at Anoeta dates back to the year 2007.

Nevertheless, the bookmakers underestimate the home team: Real Sociedad – 5,50, Draw – 4,50, Barcelona – 1,55. As the Royals are quite dangerous at home you may risk to bet on “Double Chance: Real Sociedad or Draw” (2,50). Apart from that, there is a good option “Asian Handicap Real Sociedad +1” (1,89). The bet “Both Teams to Score” (1,65) are also worth your attention.