Almeria Summary

Almería comes into the game sitting in an impressive midtable position. The home club remains in good spirits but was a little disappointed they failed to hold on to a win last time out in the league against Cadiz, settling for a 1-1 draw.

The mood is positive and confidence is high that they can stay in the division this season. They would take a draw against a high-flying Sociedad.

Almeria suffered a slightly embarrassing cup exit at the hands of a lower-league club after the world cup break but their focus is purely on avoiding a relegation battle.

Rubi has no injury absences or bans, but there is growing frustration that loan signing Luis Suarez has yet to be given the green light to be inscribed to play. There is however a small chance that could happen before kick-off which would be a boost as expectations are high that the powerful striker can be a positive impact on the squad.


Real Sociedad Summary

Real Sociedad is enjoying a positive season and will be keen to get a win and remain in the hunt for a champions league place. The confidence and morale are excellent this season, boosted further after an impressive and dominant win against rivals Osasuna last weekend.

Imanol Alguacil will be delighted to have once-star man Mikel Oyarzabal back in contention for playing from the start. He was injured over a year but played around 15 minutes last time out on his return.

Oyarzabal is likely to be used as a sub once more here but capable of playing an hour according to his boss. His chances of starting increase as the Basques are missing the inform Brais Mendez due to a ban, he was man of the match in the Osasuna win.

Turrientes, Barrenetxea, and Sola remain out along with potential season-ending injuries to Carlos Fernández, Umar Sadiq, and Merquelanz.


Betting Analysis

Looking at the 1×2 market first, where the favourite for this game is the visitor Real Sociedad @ 2.0.  The draw is @ 3.30 while the home side Almeria is the biggest price of the three @ 4.05.

Moving onto the Asian handicap market for this contest. Almeria is in good mood and will fancy their chances of avoiding a loss if they play their best, punters that agree can bet them +0.5 @ 1.85. Real Sociedad -0.5 is riding high in the division and playing to fight for 3rd spot. This market offers a little more than the 1×2 at the time of writing, they’re @ 2.01

Looking at The Under/Over market last of all. Since opening the line hasn’t changed but the punters are much keener on the Under right now. Over 2.25 has drifted out to 1.87, leaving the Under 2.25 @ 2.01.