Sports Betting. Barcelona vs Real Sociedad [26.01.17] : The Royals are doomed

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Sports Betting. Barcelona vs Real Sociedad [26.01.17] : The Royals are doomed

Copa del Rey

Quarterfinal, second leg


Bet: Asian Handicap Barcelona -1,5

After Barcelona’s several failures at the beginning of 2017, the sports betting experts expected the Catalans to bounce back. Barca got really angry and wiped out the floor with their opposition in two last La Liga fixtures. They firstly thrashed Las Palmas (5:0) and then Eibar came in the heat of the moment (0:4). However, Enrique’s side still sit on the third position – behind Real Madrid and Sevilla. As for the previous Copa del Rey stages, the betting companies have fairly considered Blaugrana to be an overdog. So, they overcame Hercules (8:1) and Athletic Bilbao (4:3).

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The betting experts notice that Real Sociedad have been showing a very good performances under the direction of Eusebio Sacristan. Due to 8 victories in the last 11 Primera games, the Royals hold the 5th position with 35 points. By the way, they drop behind Atletico Madrid only because of the worse goal difference. At the previous stages of the Copa del Rey Sociedad have gained two identical 4:2 wins over Valladolid and Villarreal. Nevertheless, this time Sacristan’s team are not considered to be a favorite on the sports betting markets.

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While choosing a bet you should take into account the fact that the first quarterfinal clash ended with Barca’s 1:0 away win. In spite of being strong and very dangerous at San Mames, the Royals couldn’t make a stand against such eminent rival. After a home loss Sociedad’s chances to go to the semifinal seem to disappear. They are doomed at Camp Nou. The betting experts invite us to take a look at the head-to-head statistics. Blaugrana have won the last 15 home La Liga matches without any exceptions. So they are to win again and to make it through to the round of 4.

Since Barcelona are eager to go for the jugular at home, no wonder that the bookmakers give preference to the home team: Barcelona – 1,28, Draw – 6,00, Real Sociedad – 10,00. The price for Sociedad to go through is 21,00. So, it is recommended to bet either on “Total Goals by Home Team over 2” (1,50) or on “Barcelona Win and Total Goals over 2,5” (1,71). Besides, the bet “Asian Handicap Barcelona -1,5” (1,82) is definitely worth your attention.