Sevilla is hosting Real Sociedad at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in round 29 of the Spanish LaLiga. Sevilla was massively disappointed earlier this week, but now it’s time to focus on LaLiga. Sociedad is not scoring a lot of goals, but they are also not conceding a lot of goals, and they are still in the battle for the top 4.
After winning the first leg in the Europa League against West Ham, Sevilla has lost the second leg, and they got knocked out of Europe. After 90 minutes, Sevilla was losing 1-0, and the game went to overtime. In the overtime, West Ham has scored another goal, and they have deservedly advanced to the next stage. In LaLiga, Sevilla is still in 2nd place, but they are now 10 points behind Real Madrid, which is too much for them to catch up. That loss to West Ham was certainly a huge blow to Sevilla, but they are still the best defensive team in the league, and only that is enough to make any team think twice about counting on points against Sevilla.
Sociedad has won 3 of their last 4 games, and they are now in 6th place with 47 points, only 29 scored goals, and only 29 conceded goals. I think Sociedad is good enough to get into the top 4, but the competition is really strong this season, and that race will be really tight until the very end. In those 3 wins, Sociedad has scored 4 goals, and they have kept 3 clean sheets, but in the game, they have lost, Sociedad has conceded 4 goals while scoring only 1. Oyarzabal is still the leading goalscorer for Sociedad with 9 goals, but he is injured alongside a few other players. Some important players are injured for Sociedad, and that could rattle their cage, but their defense is pretty good, and that is what they will rely on in this game. I think Sociedad can get a positive result out of this game, but they will need to score a goal early because Sevilla is master in scoring late.
When playing at home, Sevilla has not lost to Sociedad in their last 5 games, they haven’t lost any of their last 11 home games overall, and they have won their last 4 home games in a row. Sevilla is the best defensive team in the league, and that will be crucial in this game. I see the draw in this one.