Real Sociedad is hosting Espanyol at Reale Arena in round 30 of the Spanish LaLiga. Real Sociedad has been playing well as of late, and they have lost only 1 of their last 5 games. Espanyol is also in solid form, they have won wins a draw in their last 3 games, and they are far away from the relegation zone.
Real Sociedad has gone through a bad spell in LaLiga this season, but they seem to be doing a lot better now. Unfortunately for Sociedad, they are too far away from the Champions League spot, but they might get to the Europa League spot. Defensively, Real Sociedad is doing really well this season with only 29 conceded goals, but their offense on the other hand is bad and inefficient. With 9 scored goals, Oyarzabal is the leading goalscorer for Real Sociedad, while he also added 3 assists. Barrenetxea and Oyarzabal are both injured, while Monreal and Fernandez are still questionable. Despite having a great defense, Real Sociedad won’t get far because they lack offense, and if you want to be the top team in LaLiga, that will not work.
Espanyol was without a win in LaLiga for a while, but they are now undefeated in their last 3 games. During this streak, Espanyol has scored 4 goals, while they have also kept 2 clean sheets. Thanks to these few positive results, Espanyol has climbed to 12th place with 36 points. Diego Lopez is now the only injured player for Espanyol. De Tomas has been in excellent form this season, and he has scored 14 goals so far. Darder has added 7 assists. Espanyol hasn’t been the greatest team on the road this season, they have only 1 win, but they can secure their LaLiga spot for next season by playing well only at home. There isn’t too much pressure on Espanyol for the rest of the season but winning a few more points certainly wouldn’t hurt them.
Sociedad hasn’t lost to Espanyol in their last 5 home games and I suspect it might stay that way. As I’ve mentioned, Espanyol is not great on the road, but they certainly won’t go down without a fight.