Soccer Picks: Real Sociedad vs. Malaga

Mike Richardson

Thursday, September 19, 2013 8:07 PM GMT

Thursday, Sep. 19, 2013 8:07 PM GMT

Saturday’s match between Real Sociedad and Malaga over in Spain has £££ and $$$ stamped all over it as far as your Humble Handicapper can see, why not join him in the winnings.


Last time these sides met it was a 4-2 walkover for Real, a repeat of that score is offered up at 55/1 this time round,

Looking a little further back it’s still Real who seem to enjoy this match up more than Malaga. They’ve won four of the last five meetings between these two sides and have outscored Malaga 12 – 8. Crunching those numbers down would suggest to your Humble Handicapper that the home side will win 4-3, but that is at 150/1 and is surely a fools’ bet if ever there was one.

Be sure to check out my picks on Valencia vs. Sevilla~

So…WHERE’S THE MONEY MIKE?

There will be goals though as they’re has only been one clean sheet in the last five meetings between these two sides and that was held by Malaga – of all teams.

That was way back in March 2011 and the game ended 2-0 to Malagag – (at Sociedad) if you fancy a repeat of that score it’s offered up at 14/1 soccer betting odds but your Humble Handicapper won’t bet on that result, not even with your money.

Malaga Are the Underdogs.

Yeah and for a reason! Malaga have only won one of their last five games and although it was a massive 5-0 trouncing of Rayo Vallencano that was the exception that proves the rule. That score is at a “don’t bet on it” 500/1. Their game before that against Sevilla was a 2-2 draw, considerably more likely at 12/1, but they had three straight defeats in their three games before that and were held goalless in two of those.

Real Sociedad also have just a single win to their scorebook so far in the league this season but I think home advantage may well make the difference.

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I’m going with the bookies on this one for my soccer picks. Not just because of home advantage, maybe a little bit because it’s been almost 3 years since Malaga beat Sociedad.

Both team likely to score but not in both halves, Malaga will only get a consolation goal.

Free Soccer Picks: A comfortable; 3-1 to Real at 16/1 with Ladbrokes

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