Real Sociedad vs Valencia Prediction: Lineup, ODDs & H2H

The fight for European positions heats up in La Liga as Real Sociedad vs Valencia on Thursday, May 16th, 2024, at the Reale Arena. Here’s…

Real Sociedad vs Valencia

The fight for European positions heats up in La Liga as Real Sociedad vs Valencia on Thursday, May 16th, 2024, at the Reale Arena. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect:

  • Competition: La Liga (Spanish League)
  • Round: 37
  • Date: May 16, 2024
  • Time: 8:00 PM UTC (Note: Double-check for time adjustments in your location)
  • Venue: Reale Arena, San Sebastián, Spain

Teams:

  • Home Team: Real Sociedad (Currently 4th in La Liga)
  • Away Team: Valencia CF (Currently 8th in La Liga)

Prediction:

This match promises to be a tight and exciting battle. Real Sociedad’s home advantage and Champions League aspirations give them a slight edge. However, Valencia’s recent resurgence and European ambitions make them a dangerous opponent. Experts predict a close encounter, with a possible narrow win for Real Sociedad or a draw as the most likely outcome.

Lineups (Predicted):

  • Real Sociedad (4-3-3):
    • Goalkeeper: Álex Remiro
    • Defenders: Asier Illarramendi, Robin Le Normand, Igor Zubeldia, Diego Rico
    • Midfielders: Mikel Merino, Martin Zubimendi, Brais Méndez
    • Forwards: Alexander Isak, Mikel Oyarzabal (Captain), Adnan Januzaj
  • Valencia (4-4-2):
    • Goalkeeper: Giorgi Mamardashvili
    • Defenders: Thierry Correia, Gabriel Paulista, Mouctar Diakhaby, José Gayà
    • Midfielders: Yunus Musah, André Almeida, Ilaix Moriba, Carlos Soler
    • Forwards: Gonçalo Guedes, Marcos André

Please note: These are predicted lineups, and the actual lineups might differ depending on player fitness and coach decisions.

Odds:

It’s important to check with specific sportsbooks as odds can change, but here’s a general idea:

  • Win for Real Sociedad: Moderate Odds (Slight favorite)
  • Draw: Moderate Odds
  • Win for Valencia: Higher Odds (Underdog)

Head-to-Head (H2H):

  • The head-to-head record between these two teams is surprisingly balanced.
  • Both sides have won 12 of their last 35 meetings, with 11 draws.
  • This historical closeness suggests a close and competitive match can be expected.

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