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Real Sociedad v Mallorca
Sociedad will welcome Mallorca to the Reale Arena on Tuesday night. With the first leg ending 0-0, there is plenty to play for here.
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Sociedad have had a relatively straightforward run to this stage of the competition, only facing two La Liga sides across their five matches. Sociedad’s form has fluctuated in recent weeks, with the hosts winning one and drawing three of their last seven games in all competitions.
Mallorca have faced just one La Liga side to reach this round, beating Girona 3-2 at home in the quarterfinals. Javier Aguirre’s side have struggled in La Liga, currently finding themselves just six points above the relegation zone. The hosts have won only one of their last six games in all competitions.
When the sides drew in the first leg, Sociedad controlled possession and registered more than twice as many shots as their opponents.
These Sociedad vs Mallorca stats will provide an insight into what to expect from this meeting. If you plan to place a bet builder on this game, this is the place to find some key tips.
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⚽ Match stats: Sociedad to reach the final
Sociedad have looked much more convincing than Mallorca this season. The hosts currently sit in seventh place in La Liga, while their upcoming opponents have picked up fourteen less points, finding themselves in sixteenth.
Sociedad have not been incredible going forward in this competition, scoring an average of just over one goal per game; however, the hosts’ defensive strength has been key, keeping five clean sheets across their six cup matches. Sociedad have not only looked strong defensively in the cup, conceding an average of less than one goal per game across their matches in both La Liga and the Champions League.
Mallorca have struggled against stronger opposition in the cup and were arguably lucky to overcome Girona. The visitors lacked control of the quarterfinal, having only a quarter of possession. Mallorca have looked shaky at the back in recent weeks, conceding an average of 1.6 goals per game across their last five outings.
The two sides met in the league just over a week ago, with the game seeing Sociedad win 2-1 away from home. I expect a similar outcome when the two sides meet in the Basque Country.
⚽ Real Sociedad to win @ 1.57
🥅 Goals stats: Oyarzabal to get on the scoresheet
Captain Mikel Oyarzabal is Sociedad’s top scorer across all competitions this season.
The Spanish forward has scored twelve times thus far, scoring three times in his last four starts. Oyarzabal has the additional advantage of taking penalties, scoring three times from the spot across this campaign.
Sociedad’s captain will have the opportunity to capitalise on a weak Mallorca defence, which has conceded in eight of their last ten fixtures.
Value of 2.63 is being offered for Sociedad’s top scorer to find the back of the net here.
⚽ Mikel Oyarzabal to score anytime @ 2.63
🚩 Corners stats: Sociedad to dominate the corner count
Sociedad have taken their fair share of corners this season. Across their last eight home matches, the hosts have taken an average of 6.6 corners per game. Sociedad have taken a minimum of five corners in five of these eight.
Mallorca have not taken many corners on the road this season. The visitors have forced an average of 4.1 corners per game across their last seven away outings. Mallorca have leaked corners when playing away from home, conceding an average of 4.86 corners per game across their last seven games on away soil.
Sociedad have taken more corners than their opponents in six of their last eight home games, while Mallorca have taken more corners than their opposition in only two of their last eight away matches.
Value of 1.33 is available for Sociedad to take more corners than Mallorca, with a price of 1.44 being offered for the hosts to take a minimum of five corners.
⚽ Real Sociedad corner match bet @ 1.33
⚽ Over 4.5 Real Sociedad corners @ 1.44
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* All odds displayed correct at the time of publishing.
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