Having reached the semifinal of the Copa del Rey and facing aside from the Segunda Division Real Sociedad looks to have the “chance of a lifetime” to reach the final for the first time since 1988.
Real Sociedad vs Mirandes, Betting tip
However, having beaten mighty Real Madrid away in the previous rounds this could also turn out to be a mighty banana skin, as no one will rate Mirandés much. The pressure is well and truly on the home side, and we expect the visitors to thrive under these conditions, should the home side fail to show caution. In terms of recent results, Sociedad comes into this game is good shape. As mentioned, they earned a famous victory over Real Madrid to reach this stage of the competition last week, while they followed up by beating archrivals Athletic Bilbao with a late winner at the weekend.
Real Sociedad vs Mirandes, Outlook & Tip
Their form is also strong at home, with Sociedad winning each of their last four at this venue, scoring ten goals and conceding just two in the process. The fact that Wednesday’s hosts are also the joint-second-top scorers at home in La Liga also bodes well ahead of a match against second division opposition. One thing that may go against the host here is that they have not had any experience against second division teams on route to the semis. On the face it, the fact that they’ve played only La Liga sides seems like a positive, though a lack of dealing with the heavy favoritisms that facing lower-level opposition inevitably brings is perhaps not ideal.
Real Sociedad Form
While Sociedad hasn’t warmed up against Segunda opposition, Mirandés have had no shortage of games against top-tier opponents and they have come through in flying colours. One victory against La Liga opposition can be categorized as fortunate but certainly not three. Mirandes have reached this level on merit, and what has been particularly impressive is their willingness to tussle with teams. So far they have had the pleasure of facing Celta Vigo, Sevilla and Villarreal and they did not just sit back and hold on for dear life. Instead, they were brave on the ball, pushed forward regularly and created plenty of chances.
Based on what we’ve seen from this pair over the course of the competition, “both teams to score” is the way to go at these prices. For all Mirandes deservedly scored against Celta, Sevilla and Villarreal, they did concede in each of those three matches. Their offensive efforts against their previous opponents absolutely suggest that they can leave their mark offensively, but can they keep out one of the best attacks in the country?
Real Sociedad vs Mirandes, Prediction and tip
Almost certainly not. Add in that both teams have found the net in eight of Sociedad’s last nine home games and a wager on both teams to find the net on Wednesday night seems merited.