Vardar Skopje vs Real Sociedad
Competition: UEFA Europa League
Date: 19 October 2017
Kick-off: 19:00 CET
Goals, several goals, at least three, that’s what I expected when Vardar visited Rosenborg three weeks ago, “over 2.5 combined goals” was paying almost 1.90, that was the suggestion here, and the game ended up having four goals, with the hosts scoring three by the 68th minute, and Vardar getting a consolation goal in added time, their first in the group stage, after getting embarrassed at home by Zenit (0-5). They are doing very well in their championship, they are second, six points behind Shkendija, but, they still have two games in hand, and, last but not least, they beat Shkendija 4-2 just last weekend.
I had very little faith (no faith, actually) in Real Sociedad when they visited Zenit three weeks ago, a straight Zenit win was the suggestion here (at 2.20), and the Spanish side lost indeed, 3-1, conceding three goals in a fourth successive match. They conceded four more just a couple of days later, but amazingly they got a point drawing 4-4 at home to Real Betis. Last weekend, visiting Deportivo Alaves, they finally returned to winning ways (2-0), their first victory in a month. They are sitting seventh in the table of Spain’s LaLiga. In this game they are facing a team that have already lost both their matches, looking doomed to finishing last. In other words, Real Sociedad, to finish in the top two, need to make sure they drop no points not just in this game, but in two weeks as well, when they will host Vardar.
Previous five matches:
Vardar vs Shkendija 4-2
Vardar vs Shkupi 1-0
Rosenborg vs Vardar 3-1
Pelister vs Vardar 0-1
Vardar vs Renova 2-1
Alaves vs Real Sociedad 0-2
Real Sociedad vs Betis 4-4
Zenit vs Real Sociedad 3-1
Real Sociedad vs Valencia 2-3
Levante vs Real Sociedad 3-0
Vardar’s next game is on Sunday, at Pobeda. A day later, Real Sociedad will be hosting Espanyol (Spain LaLiga).
Vardar Skopje vs Real Sociedad: Head to head Stats
This is the first game ever between these two.
Vardar Skopje vs Real Sociedad: Prediction
Vardar’s double chance pays fantastic… if you believe in it, or are at least willing to risk with it. I am.
Vardar Skopje vs Real Sociedad: Betting Tips
At 3.75, I feel Vardar’s double chance is worth the major risk. If you’re thinking “that’s insane”, do keep in mind that despite falling easy prey to Zenit on the opening day of the group stage, they have already beaten Malmö FF, København and Fenerbahçe at home earlier this season.
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