Stadium: Anoeta (San Sebastian)
Referee: Valentin Pizarro
Prediction for the match between Real Sociedad and Osasuna, which will take place on December 31. Check the team conditions and choose several betting options.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Despite the staffing problems, Real Sociedad arrived at the start of Week 15 in fourth place in the La Liga standings. They have 26 points, 11 points less than leading Barcelona. The Basques won't be able to play for the title; that's why the team's main task for the rest of the season is to keep their place in the top 4.
The main rivals of Real Sociedad: Atletico, Athletic, and Betis, have already played their matches in the reporting period, and in case of victory, the Basques will climb up to the third place. On December 21, the Basques played a Spanish Cup match against Coria and beat their opponent 5:0 on the road. In mid-December, the future hosts had two friendly games: they lost to Leeds and played a draw with Rayo Vallecano. Real Sociedad's home stats are 12th in the division, +3=2-2, 7:9 goal difference.
The team was active in mid-December and played three matches: two draws against Lorient and Girona and a victory over Arnedo in the Spanish Cup on December 21. Overall, Osasuna's unbeaten streak has lasted five games in a row. Their position in the standings is eighth with 23 points, only three points less than Real Sociedad. In the case of a win over the Basques, the Pamplona side will have the same number of points, but in personal meetings, will already have the advantage, which guarantees the future guests a place in the top 4 after the reporting period. In general, they have a reason to beat their direct rival. The guest statistics of Osasuna are average in the division, only 9, +2=2-2, 5:6 goal difference.
Expert Betting Tips
We noticed that Real Sociedad frequently plays inconsistent home games, and Osasuna might even be called a weak away team. And the head-to-head encounters between the Basques and Pamplona regularly end in a TU (2.5). Besides, we should not forget that the upcoming meeting has a huge tournament value because the direct rivals for a place in the first four of La Liga, i.e., in the Champions League competition, are meeting. We believe that the draw trend in this pairing will continue.
As for the outcome, the hosts look more interesting than the guests, do not forget that the Basques have won the last three personal meetings with the Pamplona players, as well as seven of the previous ten matches. Osasuna won only one game in this period, and it was friendly.
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