Valencia and Real Sociedad are two teams that will be battling for European spots this season. The hosts sit 6th, while the visitors occupy 8th. We are set up for a mouthwatering clash at the iconic Mestalla Stadium. Check our Valencia vs Real Sociedad Predictions.
Valencia vs Real Sociedad Betting Tips
- Draw @21/10 – bet9ja
- Hugo Duro to score – 11/4
- Mouctar Diakhaby to be booked
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Nothing to separate Los Ches and The White and Blues
After a disastrous season that saw Valencia finish 16th, just two points clear of relegation, they’ve started this season better, sitting in 6th place with ten points from six games. Back-to-back wins over Sevilla (1-2) and Las Palmas (1-0) were followed by back-to-back losses against Osasuna (1-2) and Alaves (1-0). Los Ches then impressively beat Atletico Madrid 3-0 before battling to a 2-2 draw at Almeria.
Valencia had an eventful off-season, buying and selling many players as the board backed Ruben Baraja Vegas as the club legend kept them up after taking over from Gennaro Gattuso halfway through the season. It has paid dividends thus far, with Valencia chasing Europe.
A fourth-place finish for Real Sociedad secured Champions League football for the first time in a decade, with club legend Imanol Alguacil Barrenetxe guiding the White and Blues to their fourth consecutive European qualification. Their solid defence was a major reason, only conceding 35 goals throughout the season.
This defensive work has gone out the window thus far, conceding 10 goals in six games. Real Sociedad started the season with a trio of draws against Girona (1-1), Celta Vigo (1-1), and Las Palmas (0-0) before their games started to go goal crazy. A 5-3 win over Granada was followed by a 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid before beating Getafe 4-3 in their last outing.
With two evenly-matched teams, we are predicting a draw.
🔹 Valencia vs Real Sociedad Predictions Bet 1: Draw @21/10 bet9ja 🔹
Duro to continue hot streak
23-year-old Hugo Duro has started this season in great form, scoring three goals in six starts. This is already a major upgrade from last season, where he only managed one goal in a goal-laden season. However, the Getafe Academy graduate has shown his talent in previous seasons, scoring seven goals as a 21-year-old for Los Ches.
Duro also scored a handful of goals for Getafe and Real Madrid B teams, leading to first-team opportunities at both.
So far this season, he has taken over two shots per game, scoring a brace against Atletico Madrid too. His three goals have come from 1.86, showcasing his clinical finishing.
He will fancy his chances of bagging in front of his own fans again, with all three goals coming at the Mestalla. Duro will be particularly confident, facing a Real Sociedad side that has conceded 10 goals already this season.
With Duro impressing in front of goal already this season, we predict he will add to his goal tally on Wednesday night.
🔹 Valencia vs Real Sociedad Predictions Bet 2: Hugo Duro to score @ 11/4 bet9ja 🔹
Mouctar Diakhaby to be booked
The last market we are predicting is the player to be carded. The last six meetings between the sides have seen 49 cards, an average of 8.16 per game. Refereeing this encounter is Alejandro Hernandez Hernandez, who averaged 6.27 cards per game last season and has started off this campaign showing 29 cards in four games at an average of 7.25 cards per game. A fiery game is expected, but who is going to get booked?
Mouctar Diakhaby is a Guinean centre-back who plays for Valencia. In six games so far this season, he has been shown four yellow cards. Ruben Baraja has been alternating between playing the 26-year-old in midfield and defence. In his last 55 league starts, Diakhaby has accumulated 20 yellow cards.
Four centre-backs have been booked against Real Sociedad this season, and Mouctar Diakhaby could be the fifth.
🔹 Valencia vs Real Sociedad Predictions Bet 3: Mouctar Diakhaby to be booked 🔹
Valencia vs Real Sociedad Odds
Odds correct at time of publishing and are subject to change.
- Valencia to win @ 42/25 bet9ja
- Draw @ 21/10 bet9ja
- Real Sociedad to win @ 91/50 bet9ja