Deportivo la Coruna vs Real Sociedad Betting Tips

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    Real Sociedad

      Tip Reasoning

      David Moyes has had his first pre-season in charge of the Basque club as they look to build on a 12th place finish last term. The Scotsman will most likely be judged on this season and he will know that another bottom half campaign won’t be tolerated as he looks to rebuild his reputation after a disastrous spell at Old Trafford.

      Real Sociedad haven’t enjoyed a good pre-season though with goalscoring their main problem. They scored just 2 goals in 7 pre-season matches and were beaten to nil by their two La Liga opponents, Atletico Madrid and more worryingly Rayo Vallecano.

      Moyes always sets up his sides to be solid above anything else and with so little happening at the other end of the pitch, he has little choice here. Sociedad were far stronger at home than away last season and that could well be the case again this term. They won just 2 of their road games last time around and failed to score in 9 of them including a 0-0 draw at Deportivo last November.

      The value here certainly seems to be in backing there not to be many, if any goals in this game. Like their opponents, Deportivo have been desperately poor in front of goal in pre-season. They scored just twice in their final five pre-season games and drew both matches 0-0 in a tour of Britain which saw them play Huddersfield and Swansea.

      Deportivo narrowly beat the drop last season, finishing with just 35 points and only 7 league wins. They did improve slightly after the arrival of club legend Victor Sanchez as their manager but still come into this game having won just 1 of their last 16 La Liga fixtures.

      It’s very hard to see both sides suddenly overcoming their attacking problems on Saturday so it’s highly likely that at least one of these clubs won’t score. Meanwhile it is almost inconceivable that a team will score 3 or more goals in this game so there is cracking value at 11/10 in backing there to be under 2.5 goals and both teams not to score.

      Both sides are likely to set their teams up to be solid and hope to nick a goal on the break or from a set-piece but in terms of a scoreline bet, you will struggle to find a more likely 0-0 draw all season so at 7/1 it has to be worth a punt.

       

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