Free Soccer Picks: Real Sociedad vs. Betis

Mike Richardson

Thursday, February 28, 2013 8:45 PM GMT

The games in Spain fall mostly on the exciting side and when Real Sociedad host Real Betis this Sunday I'm expecting plenty of excitement, and winning big money from the sports books.


After 25 games the Spanish league is pretty much tied up with a very sweet bow with the Barcelona looking to take the title. The league leaders are currently 14 points ahead of second place Atletico  Madrid and are so certain of lifting the trophy that the sports books are offering up at 1/500 on it, a bet only for those people who don't know how to bet. Further down the table there is a potentially classic six pointer between sixth-place Real Sociedad and seventh place Real Betis. This game could be an absolute peach as there is just one point between the two sides. Real Sociedad have 40 points and Real Betis have 39. Things really couldn't be much tighter than those two sides which makes Sunday's clash quite possibly a Serie A defining moment.

Enough with the table settings…WHERE’S THE MONEY MIKE?

Real Sociedad, for the record or available at 9/1 soccer odds on a top four finish while Real Betis are available at 11/1. Not that it matters because Barcelona all going to win the league this season Real Sociedad are 949/1 on lifting the title and Real Betis are 862/1.

But what about the match?

The table also tells us that there is very little to decided he needed two sides looking at home and away form Real Sociedad, after 13 games on home turf won 17 lost four and drawn two, hardly the most inspiring of records although they have been fortuitous enough to outscore the visiting opponents 21–9. That sort of form would suggest you back home victory which is available at 5/6 and 2-1 scoreline which is available at 7/1.

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By comparison Real Betis on their travels have won six drawn one and lost five times. They scored 17 goals on the road and conceded 22. That would suggest, based just on the goals that this game will end 1-1 something  is offered by the sports books at 6/1 however the fact that they've only shared the spoils in their travels once all season suggest that this game will not end tied.

I do feel this game could be a coin toss which means you should either stay away from this game betting-wise, or grow a pair and put your money down.

Looking at the last five head-to-head meetings between these two sides and it's pretty much as honours even as it could be Real Sociedad have won twice Real Betis have won twice and there's been one draw. What's more Real Sociedad have scored just six goals while Real Betis scored just six goals also. If you think that only goals denotes a bet on this game then that means the game will and drawn at 1-1 the odds of which I have already mentioned.

The biggest division between these two sides is the run of form in their last five games. Real Sociedad are undefeated in their last five with three victories and two defeats while Real Betis have only one win from their last five, their most recent game and had been on a winless run before that with three defeats and one draw.

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I think momentum will make the difference between the two sides and I am backing a whole victory for my soccer picks, I don't think results of won't concede a goal as the last time they kept a clean sheet against Real Betis was back in December 20, 2009 so taking a goal for the away side as a given you should start betting on 2-1 and 3-1 and maybe put some loose change on 4-1. I think the most realistic score is 21 to the home side but it's certainly worth having some loose change and then scoring three goals as they have done that twice in their last five games and coincidentally Real Betis conceded three goals in two of their last five games.

Free Soccer Picks: Real Sociedad win 31 available at 14/1 with Paddy Power.