Ace Football team previews the Champions League clash between Real Sociedad and Benfica and offers the latest team news, stats, and free betting tips with the best odds.
The spotlight is on both Real Sociedad and Benfica, as the rivals go looking to boost their points tally. They face each other this coming Wednesday in the Champions League at Reale Arena.
Real Sociedad rank top of Group D with seven points to their name from three matches, while visitors Benfica rank fourth in the table with zero points.
Form: Real Sociedad vs Benfica
Real Sociedad Form
Real Sociedad went through their last three matches with a 2-2 draw against Rayo Vallecano, a 0-1 win against Bunol, and a 0-1 defeat against Barcelona. Real Sociedad claimed just a single measly home win from a possible six in the Champions League, which also saw them drawing two and losing three matches, in which they scored three and conceded five goals.
In their past three matches, Benfica lost 0-1 against Real Sociedad, drew 1-1 with Casa Pia AC, and won 0-2 against Chaves. Benfica won three of a possible six away matches in the Champions League, as well as playing two draws and suffering one defeat. They scored 14 while also conceding seven times.
Betting facts for Real Sociedad and Benfica
Here are some facts that might be useful for placing bets on the upcoming game between Real Sociedad and Benfica. The facts are based on the statistics from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all tournaments.
- Real Sociedad have not lost 23 of the last 25 home matches
- Real Sociedad have won 5 of the last 6 matches without conceding a goal
- In 15 of the last 17 Real Sociedad matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Real Sociedad have scored in the last 10 matches in a row
- Real Sociedad have not lost 14 of the last 16 matches
- Benfica have scored in 23 of the last 25 away matches
- In 4 of the last 5 Benfica matches the sum of goals was under 1.5
- In 6 of the last 8 away matches Benfica played, both teams scored
- Benfica have won 5 of the last 6 away matches
- In 6 of the last 8 Benfica away matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
Players under the radar: Real Sociedad vs Benfica
With another Champions League season only just beginning to take form, we are still a bit in the dark as to who will dominate the scoring charts for both Real Sociedad and Benfica. Accordingly, we have listed some of the players who are expected to be getting it on for each team this season.
Popular betting markets: Real Sociedad vs Benfica
Of their 10 most recent games at Reale Arena, Real Sociedad won five times, drew three, and lost two. Benfica won seven of their recent 10 games on their travels, as well as drawing zero and losing three.
Both teams to score
Real Sociedad have been ready from the outset, scoring the opening goal no less than seven times in their previous 10 outings. Benfica scored the first goal of the game in six of their last 10 games.
Real Sociedad saw over 2.5 goals in four of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.6 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in two of the last ten outings for Benfica, who managed to score 1.4 times in those matches.
Betting prediction: Real Sociedad vs Benfica
To sum up, the upcoming match between Real Sociedad and Benfica seems to be a good betting opportunity. Considering the above statements, we have come up with a betting prediction for this Champions League game.