Real Sociedad vs. Huesca – La Liga, October 25, 2020
Sunday’s slate of the Spanish La Liga Matchday 7 will close down with the Real Sociedad versus Huesca showdown at Reale Seguros Stadium in San Sebastian with the kick-off at 3:00 PM ET.
While the hosts are topping La Liga at the moment, Huesca is still searching for its first win of the season, as the visitors returned to the Spanish top tier last summer.
The Oscenses will look to upset the odds in San Sebastian, so here’s my best Real Sociedad vs. Huesca betting pick along with the latest team news and all need-to-know betting tips and trends.
Sociedad vs. Huesca Odds
Real Sociedad won three straight games in all competitions without conceding. The Royal have been playing in a good form since the start of the new season, so they are firm favorites to beat the newcomers.
In their first six La Liga showings, the Royal surrendered only a couple of goals. Huesca scored just four times in its first six games, so the bookies don’t expect to see a bunch of goals Sunday in San Sebastian.
Sociedad vs. Huesca Preview
Real Sociedad is coming off a 1-0 road victory over Rijeka in their opening clash of the 2020-21 Europa League Group Stage this past Thursday.
Last weekend, the Royal beat Betis 3-0 on the road, tallying their second straight La Liga victory. Sociedad is topping the standings with 11 points and a 10:2 goal difference even though the Royal won just one of their three home contests along with one defeat and a draw.
Real will miss midfielder Asier Illarramendi (muscle injury) Sunday, while Huesca will be without midfielder Mikel Rico (COVID-19).
The Oscenses are sitting at the 16th spot of the La Liga table at the moment. Interestingly, they earned five draws in the first six rounds along with a 2-0 home loss to other newcomers, Cadiz.
After a couple of goalless draws against Elche and Atletico Madrid, Huesca played a 2-2 draw against Valladolid at home last weekend. The Oscenses were down 2-0 after 51 minutes of play, but they scored a pair of goals in just five minutes to tie the game.
Huesca is undefeated in three road contests this season including a couple of draws as huge underdogs at Valencia and Villarreal.
Sociedad vs. Huesca Pick
Huesca failed to score in a couple of matchups with Sociedad two seasons ago, recording a 0-0 draw in San Sebastian and a 1-0 loss at home.
The Oscenses have struggled offensively since the start of the 2020-21 La Liga season, while Real Sociedad’s defense has been one of the best in the league, so I’m backing the hosts to win.
The Royal have been excellent on both sides of the ball over the last few weeks. While the visitors will be keen to tally their first win, Sociedad certainly wants to remain atop of the table.
I’m looking for the hosts to control the ball in the middle of the park and create a lot of scoring opportunities. They have to be clinical in front of Huesca’s goalie, and the Royal netted three times in their previous outing at home.
Sociedad to Win-149