Competition: Copa del Rey
Market: Both teams to score
Odds: 8/11 @ 888sport
Two sides who turn their attention back to Cope del Rey duties on Thursday night, Real Sociedad will welcome Real Betis to the Anoeta Stadium on Thursday night.
Starting with the hosts, while Real Sociedad might have been disappointed to have entered the brief winter break with a single point against Getafe, Imanol Alguacil’s men should find the mood in their camp at a real high. Continuing to impress this season and booking their spot in the knockout stage of this year’s Europa League, the Basque Country-based outfit also find themselves in the race to clinch a top-four finish. Looking to lay down another marker at the Anoeta Stadium on Thursday night, Sociedad are also enjoying a five-match unbeaten run across all formats. With their recent flurry highlighted by a shock 2-0 victory against defending La Liga champions Atletico Madrid on January 19th, Alguacil’s side have also impressed with their recent defensive displays on home soil. It should be noted, the midweek hosts have kept a clean sheet in each of their last three contests at the Anoeta.
As for the visitors, last seen on January 21st when picking up a hugely impressive 4-1 romp away at Espanyol, Real Betis will be desperate to keep up that momentum here. Really finding their feet since bringing in former West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini, Los Verdiblancos currently find themselves sat third in the La Liga table and in the midst of a purple patch. On a run that is highlighted by a 2-1 win against Sevilla last month, Betis are enjoying their own five-match unbeaten run. Shocking almost everyone across Europe this season, Thursday’s guests will also be boosted by their most recent meeting against Sociedad. When the two sides faced off at the Estadio Benito Villamarín back in December, Betis picked up a stunning 4-0 victory.
Bet: Both teams to score at Real Sociedad vs Real Betis 8/11 for Thursday’s Copa del Rey tie @ 888sport