LaLiga will be bunching together two weeks’ worth of matches before taking a month and a half off for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. This is why we decided to jump ahead and preview what is a week 14 matchup between Sevilla FC and Real Sociedad.
The hosts find themselves smack dab in the relegation zone with just ten points after 12 matches. Two wins this weekend and next midweek can potentially spring them out of the danger area.
Meanwhile, La Real are in the middle of a battle for third place, a single point behind Real Betis and Atlético de Madrid. That is the highest position they can garner as frontrunners Real Madrid and Barcelona are well ahead of the pack.
Before the two clash, Sevilla will go up against Betis, while Real Sociedad will host Valencia.
Stats and Head-to-Head
Both sides ended the month of October and began November with losses.
Sevilla succumbed to Rayo Vallecano, 0-1, in the domestic league. This was followed by a 1-3 defeat to Manchester City in the final group stage match of the UEFA Champions League.
Meanwhile, Erreala were blanked by both Real Betis and Manchester United just three days apart.
In their last six encounters, half ended up as draws. Both 2021-22 LaLiga meetings of Sevilla and Real Sociedad ended up scoreless.
If there is one thing going in the favor of the Andalusian-based squad, it is that they have taken the three other contests. Two of those victories finished with a 3-2 scoreline.
Recent form (last five matches as of posting time)
lost to Manchester City, 1-3
lost to Rayo Vallecano, 0-1
defeated Copenhagen, 3-0
lost to Real Madrid, 1-3
drew with Valencia, 1-1
lost to Manchester United, 0-1
lost to Real Betis, 0-2
defeated Omonoia, 2-0
lost to Valladolid, 0-1
defeated Mallorca, 1-0
A lot can still happen between now and the opening whistle. But if we are going to rely on history and recent performance, this is not an easy call to make.
Real Sociedad might have the advantage on paper, but the Sevillistas have the visitors’ number.
Sevilla to win
Under 2.5 goals
M88 Mansion MSports 1X2 odds
Sevilla – 2.54
Real Sociedad – 2.73
Draw – 3.23