Espanyol, despite being outsiders in this match, will be keen to maintain their momentum. They have been unbeaten in La Liga for quite some time. They are hopeful that they can win the match against Real Sociedad despite it being a difficult assignment at Reale Seguros Stadion.
Real Sociedad started the season well, and the team achieved some pleasing results. This gave hope for Champions League places, but eventually, the team’s performance plummeted.
The three-time Spanish Cup holder got off to a strong start in the current tournament, defeating Zamora (3;0), Panaderia (4 :0), and Leganes (3:30) in the first round. It was not an easy match against Atletico, but Basques won the second round to win a clear victory over reigning champions La Liga (2:0).
The team was eliminated in the quarter-final. They failed to win a fight against Betis at their home (0:4).
After 29 rounds, La Liga Imanol Alguacil’s players have 13 wins and nine draws. This gives them 48 points and 6th place in the standings.
The match will not feature Monreal, Munoz, and Berrenetxea Muguruza. Fernandez will not be there.
Visitors are now fighting for every point after a season in Segunda. The Spanish Cup was also a success with Vicente Moreno’s team beating Solares (3 to2), Palencia (2.1), and Ponferradina (two pens).
Mallorca (1:2) eliminated the team in round 16. The Budgerigars are now 12th in the standings with 36 points after 29 rounds of La Liga. They have nine wins and nine draws. Their offensive line is the weakest link of their team, with only 35 goals scored during the current season.
After a draw against Levante (1-1), the visitors were able to defeat Mallorca (1-0).
This weekend, Bare and de Tomas will not be available.
Actual form and past La Liga encounters between Espanyol and Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad in a beautiful flow
Real Sociedad has won all three of their matches and brought home 4 points. They lost 4-1 to Real Madrid. However, Deportivo Alaves won 1-0. They shared the spoils in their latest match against Sevilla, drawing 0-0.
Espanyol is a tough-to-beat drug
Espanyol looks in great shape ahead of their next match. They want to stay unbeaten. They beat Getafe 2-0 and then drew 1-1 with Levante in their previous 3 matches. They beat Mallorca by 1-0 to return as winners.
Fixture history: Real Sociedad vs Espanyol
Real Sociedad was dealt a blow when Espanyol defeated them by a 1-0 in their last La Liga match. They did however win the reverse match, claiming 3 points with a 2-1 victory.
Recent head-to-head matches were unevenly successful for both sides, and both sides need points. Real Sociedad is inconsistent, but they are more consistent in away matches. The Catalan side has shown improvement in recent games, and they will not give away the points easily. Both teams are expected to show offensive performance.
Our prediction: Both teams to score