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Valencia vs Real Sociedad Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

Spain La Liga | Estadio de Mestalla | 17th August
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KO 18:00
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Valencia vs Real Sociedad predictions for Saturday evening’s La Liga match day one clash at Mestalla. After a tremendous 2018/19 campaign, can Marcelino’s Valencia side kick off the new season with a win against Imanol Aguacil’s Sociedad? Read on for all our free match predictions and betting tips.

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Valencia to Win @ 8/11

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Valencia 2-0 @ 7/1

Reason For Valencia vs Real Sociedad Betting Tips

This is one of the standout fixtures on match day one in La Liga, as Copa Del Rey holders Valencia welcome Real Sociedad to the Mestalla. The visitors have been mid-table fodder over the past few seasons but notoriously raise their game against the best teams in the league, so this should be a decent opening test for a Los Che side on the up.

Valencia still have a long way to go to be considered genuine title challengers, but they’re undoubtedly the team with the most momentum behind them going into the new La Liga campaign.

They won their last three league fixtures last term (scoring 11 goals in the process) to secure Champions League football once again, before overcoming Barcelona 2-1 at Benito Villamarin to lift their eighth Copa Del Rey trophy.

Another top four finish will be the main expectation for Los Che this term as well as making a more significant impact in Europe, but there’s enough reason to believe that Valencia can upset the established top three of Barca, Atleti and Real – with the latter pair of those teams going through rebuilding phases.

On the contrary, Valencia have a settled squad improving all the time under boss Marcelino and their first XI is now arguably stronger following the additions of Uruguayan striker Maxi Gomez and experienced Dutch keeper Jasper Cillessen over the summer. Both look set to make their debuts for Los Che at Mestalla this weekend – and the former will be relishing the prospect of taking on Sociedad having scored in each of his last four games against the Basque outfit when in Celta Vigo colours.

After a poor first half to 2018/19 under Asier Garitano, Real Sociedad picked up after Christmas following the appointment of Imanol Aguacil and posted three wins in their last four games to finish a respectable 9th. Txuri-urdinak supporters will be hopeful that Aguacil is the right man to take the club forward this term and Europa League qualification will be the likely aim.

Sociedad have a good recent record on the whole at Mestalla, winning five of their last eight visits here, however that stat should probably be overlooked considering the rapid improvement of the hosts over the past two seasons. And Valencia have dominated the head to head during that period, winning three and drawing one of the last four meetings between the teams.

Beaten just twice at Mestalla in 2018/19, Valencia are quickly restoring their home ground to the fortress it once was, and Sociedad know that they will need something special to claim all three points on the opening day. After drawing a blank in both matches against Los Che last term and winning just six of their 19 away fixtures, that seems unlikely after a quiet summer on the transfer front.

So whilst the visitors are likely to make life tough for Valencia as they usually do for the big sides, we’re expecting the hosts to get off to a strong start. With just 12 goals conceded at home in 2018/19, a clean sheet could also be on the cards against Sociedad’s relatively lightweight attack, so 2-0 is our correct score selection.

Valencia Team News

Valencia Team Badge Marcelino is likely to line-up with a 4-4-2 formation again this term. Jasper Cillessen will make his debut for Los Che in goal, and we should also expect new striker Maxi Gomez to start considering the Uruguayan's fine goal scoring record against Sociedad.

Real Sociedad Team News

Real Sociedad Team Badge Wide man Ander Barrenetxea is doubtful for the visitors with a muscle injury, but Imanol Aguacil otherwise has no selection worries. New signing Portu could feature in midfield with Sociedad set to keep their 4-3-3 formation.

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Published: August 15, 2019

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Form Summary

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Head To Head

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Over 2.5 Goals 4/10 (40%)
Both Teams To Score 5/10 (50%)
Previous Meetings (Last 10)
10.02.19 Valencia CF Valencia CF badge 0-0 Real Sociedad badge Real Sociedad
29.09.18 Real Sociedad Real Sociedad badge 0-1 Valencia CF badge Valencia CF
25.02.18 Valencia CF Valencia CF badge 2-1 Real Sociedad badge Real Sociedad
24.09.17 Real Sociedad Real Sociedad badge 2-3 Valencia CF badge Valencia CF
26.04.17 Valencia CF Valencia CF badge 2-3 Real Sociedad badge Real Sociedad
10.12.16 Real Sociedad Real Sociedad badge 3-2 Valencia CF badge Valencia CF
13.05.16 Valencia CF Valencia CF badge 0-1 Real Sociedad badge Real Sociedad
10.01.16 Real Sociedad Real Sociedad badge 2-0 Valencia CF badge Valencia CF
01.03.15 Valencia CF Valencia CF badge 2-0 Real Sociedad badge Real Sociedad
28.09.14 Real Sociedad Real Sociedad badge 1-1 Valencia CF badge Valencia CF
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League Table

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3Atlético de Madrid00000000
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17Sevilla00000000
18Valencia CF00000000
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20Barcelona100101-10
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Scores Vs Opponents

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1Athletic Club26th Apr29th Sep
2Alavés6th Oct8th Mar
3Atlético de Madrid16th Feb20th Oct
4Celta de Vigo2nd Feb24th Aug
5Eibar5th Jan12th Apr
6Espanyol17th May3rd Nov
7Getafe25th Sep9th Feb
8Granada CF10th Nov3rd May
9Leganés22nd Sep13th May
10Levante15th Mar8th Dec
11Mallorca1st Sep19th Jan
12Osasuna5th Apr27th Oct
13Real Betis1st Mar24th Nov
14Real Madrid15th Dec22nd Mar
15Real Sociedad17th Aug23rd Feb
16Real Valladolid10th May22nd Dec
17Sevilla30th Oct24th May
18Valencia CFN/AN/A
19Villarreal1st Dec22nd Apr
20Barcelona26th Jan14th Sep
PosTeamHomeAway
1Athletic Club9th Feb30th Aug
2Alavés25th Sep22nd Mar
3Atlético de Madrid14th Sep24th May
4Celta de Vigo12th Apr27th Oct
5Eibar1st Dec16th Feb
6Espanyol26th Apr22nd Sep
7Getafe6th Oct22nd Apr
8Granada CF10th May3rd Nov
9Leganés10th Nov2nd Feb
10Levante30th Oct3rd May
11Mallorca26th Jan25th Aug
12Osasuna15th Mar22nd Dec
13Real Betis20th Oct19th Jan
14Real Madrid5th Apr24th Nov
15Real SociedadN/AN/A
16Real Valladolid1st Mar8th Dec
17Sevilla17th May29th Sep
18Valencia CF23rd Feb17th Aug
19Villarreal5th Jan13th May
20Barcelona15th Dec8th Mar
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Valencia vs Real Sociedad Stats

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  • Valencia are unbeaten in their last four LaLiga games against Real Sociedad (W3 D1), having lost 10 of the previous 12 (W1 D1).
  • Since their last promotion to LaLiga in 2010/11, Real Sociedad have beaten Valencia on 10 occasions in the competition (D2 L4), more than they have against any other opponent during this period.
  • Real Sociedad have won five of their last eight visits to Mestalla in LaLiga (D1 L2), as many wins as they had in their previous 25 away games against Valencia in the competition (W5 D4 L16).
  • Valencia won their only previous home meeting with Real Sociedad in LaLiga on MD1 – 3-2 at Luis Casanova -now named Mestalla- in September 1980.
  • Valencia have only lost their opening LaLiga game in one of the last 11 seasons (W6 D4), however that defeat did come at the Mestalla (2-4 against Las Palmas in August 2016).
  • Real Sociedad have won each of their last two away games on MD1 in LaLiga, as many away wins as they had in their opening fixtures in their top-flight history before-hand (W2 D10 L25).
  • Valencia won their last three LaLiga games of last season, their best winning run in the competition in 2018/19.
  • Valencia striker Maxi Gomez has scored in each of his four LaLiga matches against Real Sociedad (five goals). The Uruguayan has scored more LaLiga goals against them than against any other opponent.
  • Real Sociedad’s Mikel Oyarzabal has scored four goals against Valencia in LaLiga – against no side has he scored more in the competition (also four vs Athletic Club).
  • Valencia’s Marcelino Garcia Toral is unbeaten in his 14 managerial LaLiga games against Real Sociedad (W11 D3 L0) – he has faced Real Sociedad on more occasions than any other side that he is yet to lose to in his top-flight managerial career.
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