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Date: 8th November 2023
Kick-Off: 17:45 UK, 18:45 CET
Venue: Reale Arena
TV: TNT Sports 4
Real Sociedad to win
Under 2.5 goals
1-0 to Real Sociedad
The odds are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. Check carefully before finalising your wager with your bookmaker.
Real Sociedad vs Benfica: top free betting tips
Benfica will be determined to retain their winning streak in search of their first Champions League victory against Real Sociedad in Round 4 of the group stage. Both teams will be entering Reale Arena on Wednesday, 8 November. Real Sociedad came into this game after dropping three points against Barcelona in La Liga.
Match result prediction: Real Sociedad to win
Benfica have recorded four consecutive victories away from Estadio De Luz. But they have been unable to record a favourable start in their UCL campaign, losing all of their opening three matches. On the other hand, Real Sociedad have won three of their last four games at Reale Arena. The White and Blues have also defeated Benfica in the reverse fixture in the Champions League this season. Therefore, we back Real Sociedad to find all three points in this game.
Total goals prediction: Under 2.5 goals
Benfica have netted the ball nine times in their last five home and away fixtures. However, they have been unable to score a single goal in their three opening games in the Champions League. On the other hand, Real Sociedad scored an average of just one goal per game in their last five fixtures. The White and Blues have also claimed two clean sheets in their last three matches at Reale Arena.
Correct score prediction: 1-0 to Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad have been limited to scoring just one goal in three of their last five matches. The White and Blues have also scored only one goal in two of their three matches in the Champions League this season. On the other hand, Benfica have also restricted their rivals from scoring more than once in their previous two UCL fixtures. Given the current scenario, we predict a narrow victory of 1-0 in favour of Real Sociedad in this encounter.
Real Sociedad vs Benfica: form, recent games, and news
Real Sociedad preview
Conceding a goal in stoppage time to Barcelona’s Ronald Araujo, the White and Reds tasted a 0-1 defeat in La Liga. But with two victories and a draw, Real Sociedad stands at the top of the points table in Group D. The team’s readiness is slightly disrupted by an injury-related absence of left winger Martin Merquelanz.
After a goalless first half against Chaves in Liga Portugal, Benfica managed to record a 0-2 lead at the end. Fredrik Aursnes opened the scoring in the 59th minute and Joao Mario converted a penalty in the 80th minute. The team’s preparation has a setback with five players missing the next UCL Challenge due to injuries.
FAQs regarding Real Sociedad vs Benfica
Who is the Real Sociedad player to watch? Brais Mendez.
What was Benfica's last result? 2-0 Win over Chaves.
What was the last Head to Head result? 1-0 to Real Sociedad.