- Real Sociedad won three of their last four matches and sit top of La Liga.
- Real scored three goals in three of their last four fixtures.
- Sociedad kept a clean sheet in three of those four matches.
Real Sociedad to start with a bang
Imanol Alguacil’s talented Real Sociedad team have been installed as one of the favourites to win the Europa League this season, and the La Liga outfit have a chance to put an early marker down when they travel to take on Rijeka in Croatia on Thursday.
With enigmatic attackers like Mikel Oyarzabal, Adnan Januzaj and the emerging Ander Barrenetxea in their ranks, Sociedad tend to mix the rough with the smooth, though the Txuri-urdinak have been landing all the punches in the early exchanges of the new La Liga campaign, and Real sit at the summit of the table ahead of their first continental excursion later this week.
Rijeka, who have little pedigree at this level, should find it tough to cope with a confident Sociedad team on Thursday, and while Real are a short price to win in Croatia, there is still enough value in the odds to make them worth backing.
Our correct score prediction follows along similar lines and backs Alguacil’s charges to record a 3-0 victory. Real scored exactly three times in three of their last four assignments and kept a clean sheet on each occasion. The gap in quality between Thursday’s teams makes a similar outcome possible at the Stadion HNK Rijeka.