Football Bet of the Day: BTTS in the Basque Country

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Sociedad might not find it that easy to shake off Elche tonight

Elche need a result in La Liga tonight and Tobias Gourlay reckons they could at least grab a goal against Sociedad

"Sociedad have managed to keep just a single clean sheet from 11 home games"

Back Both Teams To Score @ 2.245/4 in Sociedad v Elche

Sociedad v Elche
Friday 20:00
(Live on LaLigaTV)

In Germany yesterday, Hertha Berlin came very good for us, swatting Freiburg away 3-0.

Tonight we're in Spain for another top-flight game involving a team that's now seriously threatened by relegation. Second-bottom Elche travel to fifth-placed Sociedad in La Liga and we fancy the struggling visitors can at least get on the scoresheet.

Way back at the beginning of the La Liga season, newly promoted Elche won both of their first two road trips. Since then, they are W0-D4-L11 away from home. Current boss Fran Escriba has failed to make much of an improvement, guiding them to just a single point from seven previous away days.

Today, Elche are second bottom, but only one point behind the teams occupying the safe places in 16th and 17th. We wouldn't back Elche with any confidence to get the three points they'd love at Sociedad tonight, but we think they've got half a chance of finding the back of the net, just like they have in four of their most recent six away games.

Sociedad are fifth and on course to claim Spain's only automatic Europa League place. With four games to go, they've got no chance of climbing any higher in the table, but they need results to stay ahead of Villarreal and Betis, who are both within a couple of points below them.

Imanol Alguacil's men are W7-D6-L4 at Anoeta this season. Since late November, they have managed to keep just a single clean sheet from 11 home games. They should have no problems scoring against visitors who are 12 away matches without a clean sheet themselves so - at a plump price - we'll take both teams to score in this one.

2021 P/L (1pt per bet)

Staked: 63pts
Returned: 62.76pts
P/L: -0.24pts

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