Match Time :2/14/2020 04:00 Friday（GMT+8）
Real Sociedad: Dreams of success in the Copa del Rey ( Recent Form: W W L W W )
Real Sociedad has an excellent opportunity this season to win the Copa del Rey for the first time in more than 30 years. The San Sebastian club has of course drawn very favorably in the semi-finals of the Spanish cup tournament with second-class Mirandes as opposed team, while dyed-in favorites have already lost FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. The blue and white made a big impression, especially in last week's handsome 3-4 victory against Real Madrid in the Santiago Bernabeu. Trainer Imanol Alguacil, however, does not consider himself rich yet, and is also planning to return to full war strength on Thursday evening. That will sound good to the gourmets among us, because Real Sociedad has a selection to enjoy this season. Real Madrid mercenary Martin Ødegaard and Spanish international Mikel Oyarzabal are already established names, but the Swedish striker Alexander Isak is also rapidly making a name for himself on the Spanish fields. The former Willem II attacker has now pushed Brazilian international Willian Jose to the reserve bench and in his last six games in all competitions accounted for at least one goal. He can also call himself top scorer of the Copa del Rey with seven goals.
Mirandes: Dangerous giant killer ( Recent Form: D W D W D )
Mirandes is of course the big surprise of this edition of the Copa del Rey. The red shirts are the only remaining second-class players and have earned their place in the semifinals of the Spanish cup tournament by successively dealing with major clubs such as Celta de Vigo, Sevilla and Villarreal. The current number ten of the Segunda Division is of course the obvious underdog, but the men of trainer Andoni Iraola now have a reputation as a giant killer. "Mirandes' performances are a good example of how beautiful cup football can be," said Luis Rubiales, president of the Spanish Football Association, last week after the draw. "We will often talk about that in the coming years." Real Sociedad should not lose sight of the attacker Matheus Aias. The Brazilian hired from Watford was accurate against both Celta de Vigo, Sevilla and Villarreal and therefore has a large share in the great cup success of Los Rojillos. Furthermore, the team with Martin Merquelanz and Jon Guridi has two mercenaries from Real Sociedad. They will undoubtedly want to prove extra on Thursday evening.
THE BETTING VERDICT:
After all, not only does Real Sociedad have impressive goalscoring performance, along with an almost over 2.5 goals ratio in recent matches, but Mirandes also has goals in each in all last 9 away games, including up to 8 matches with over 2.5 goals.
Real Sociedad - Mirandes
O/U Pick: Over 2.5 goals