Real Sociedad vs SalzburgUEFA Champions League, KO: 20:00 Nov 29, 2023, Reale Arena
Real Sociedad will be aiming to maintain their unbeaten record in Group D of the UEFA Champions League as they host Salzburg on Wednesday. Sociedad have been in good form lately and should have the upper hand over the Austrians, who have found things difficult on their recent travels.
It has been an impressive Champions League campaign for Real Sociedad, who have already secured a round of 16 place with two games to spare. They are yet to taste defeat in Group D, picking up three wins and a draw from four matches.
Real Sociedad picked up a 3-1 victory over Benfica last time out in the Champions League. That result highlights their recent good form having lost just once in their last eight matches, claiming six wins in that run.
Home form has also been pivotal for Real Sociedad this season with five wins in their last six matches across all competitions, including a 2-1 victory over Sevilla last weekend. However they often suffer the odd lapse of concentration at the back having failed to keep a clean sheet in the last three fixtures in that run.
With the top two already decided in Group D, Salzburg are only playing for a place in the Europa League. The Austrians have the advantage in that race as they currently sit third on the standings, three points clear of Benfica, who have no wins in the competition.
Salzburg suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Inter Milan in their previous Championship fixture. However, they made a quick bounce back and travel to Reale Arena off the back of a 3-2 victory over Hartberg in a domestic fixture last weekend, with Oscar Gloukh among the goals.
A slight problem for Salzburg ahead if Wednesday’s clash is a dodgy record on their recent travels. Gerhard Struber’s men have claimed just one win from their last five away matches and were beaten 2-1 by Inter Milan in their previous Champions League fixture on the road.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
Real Sociedad and Salzburg have claimed one win each and one draw from three previous meetings. Sociedad’s win came in the reverse fixture as they claimed a 2-0 victory in Austria back in August.
Players to watch
Mikel Oyarzabal has been the man in form for Real Sociedad in recent weeks, scoring four goals in the last six matches. The forward has also found the net twice in the last three Champions League and is priced at 8/5 by bet365 to maintain his scoring run.
Salzburg can also hold their own going forward and Karim Konate will be the one to watch on Wednesday. The striker has three goals in the last four matches and is priced at 21/4 by Unibet to get on the score sheet.
Anything else catch the eye?
Real Sociedad have seen over 3.5 goals in two of their last three matches and a repeat is priced at 2/1 with bet365. Over 2.5 goals could also be considered at 10/13 by Unibet while bet365 is offering odds of 10/11 on both teams to score.
Sociedad are priced at minimal odds for a straight victory, so a win and over 2.5 goals could be considered at 5/4 with BetVictor.
This UEFA Champions League match between Real Sociedad and Salzburg will be played on Nov 29, 2023 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Real Sociedad vs Salzburg prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.