Stadium: Anoeta (San Sebastian)
Mallorca are fine. Sociedad, on the other hand, haven’t earned the right to be called the clear favourite. It seems to make sense to play the visitors in this match.
Sociedad are in the Champions League zone. They’re not losing anywhere. Sociedad are quietly moving along the championship course. But the team has not shown any confident football in this interval. The Basques have only one win on more than one goal difference this season. Moreover, 4 of the last six meetings ended in a draw for Sociedad.
Nothing has changed since that season. Sociedad were a good team, aspiring to qualify for the European Cup, and still are. Now, a couple more draws, and the boys will return to their rightful 5th or 6th place. However, Mallorca could leave anyone without points.
Mallorca are all right, though, and that’s a fact. With 11 points in 8 rounds, the team is firmly in the middle of the standings. Mallorca have only lost by more than one goal to Real Madrid and Athletic. So let’s take this team more seriously.
Expert Betting Tips
Surely Mallorca can take away points from San Sebastian. How else could it be? In the last round against Sociedad, Getafe were able to draw, a team that had lost six times in a row before that. And Mallorca are ten goals ahead of Getafe. I think the bookmakers have overestimated Sociedad’s chances, so I suggest we bet on the visitors. I’ll take X2 as a base, but you can back it up with a positive handicap if you wish. Good luck to everyone!