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Real Sociedad vs UD Almería Live Stream, Predictions
UD Almería are the guests at Reale Arena on Tuesday for the La Liga tie with home team Real Sociedad.
Our Real Sociedad v UD Almería predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below including the latest game odds.
📊 Form Guide
Real Sociedad will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 1-2 La Liga triumph vs Barcelona.
In that match, Real Sociedad managed 32% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. For Real Sociedad, goals were scored by Mikel Merino (5') and Alexander Sørloth (72'). For their opponents, Barcelona had 13 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Robert Lewandowski (90') was the scorer for Barcelona.
Their more recent scorelines show that there has been much resilience in the Real Sociedad defence. Real Sociedad have given the opposition little, resulting in the total number of goals that have gone in at their end over the course of their last 6 outings standing at 4. Nevertheless, we’ll just have to find out whether such a trend will continue on here in this game.
Taking a look at their past results, Real Sociedad:
- are unbeaten in the league by UD Almería in their last 2 matches.
- are undefeated in their last 7 league matches at home.
UD Almería will go into this clash after a 3-0 La Liga win against Mallorca in their last game.
In that match, UD Almería managed 54% possession and 11 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for UD Almería was Lázaro (12', 42', 58'). On the other side, Mallorca had 7 shots on goal with 3 on target.
Over the course of their previous six outings, UD Almería have amassed the sum of 11 goals. UD Almería have additionally got on the scoresheet on each one of those occasions. Over that period, they have had 11 goals scored by their opponents.
Going into this one, UD Almería are without an away win for the past 2 matches in the league.
↔️ Head to head
Looking over their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 29/01/2011 shows us that Real Sociedad have won 3 of these & UD Almería 2, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
A combined sum of 21 goals were produced between them in this period, with 13 of them for Txuri-urdin and 8 being from Almería. That is an average goals per game value of 3.5.
The last league clash between these clubs was La Liga match day 16 on 08/01/2023 when the final score was UD Almería 0-2 Real Sociedad.
On that occasion, UD Almería managed 44% possession and 6 shots at goal with 1 on target.
Real Sociedad had 9 shots on goal with 6 on target. David Silva (47') and Alexander Sørloth (52') scored.
The referee was Javier Alberola Rojas.
📋 Team News: Real Sociedad
Umar Sadiq (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Martín Merquelanz (Knee Injury) and Brais Méndez (Tear in the abductor muscle) are not available for Real Sociedad gaffer Imanol Alguacil.
It’s our opinion that Txuri-urdin should use a 4-1-2-1-2 formation for the game, handing starts to Alex Remiro, Andoni Gorosabel, Robin Le Normand, Jon Pacheco, Aihen Munoz, Martin Zubimendi, Mikel Merino, Mikel Oyarzabal, David Silva, Takefusa Kubo and Carlos Fernandez.
🗞️ Team News: UD Almería
In an otherwise available group of players, there’s only a single fitness issue for the UD Almería boss Joan Rubi to be concerned about. El Bilal Touré (Muscle Injury) won’t be in action.
We reckon that UD Almería could decide to play in a 4-2-3-1 formation with a starting lineup of Fernando Martinez, Alejandro Pozo, Rodrigo Ely, Srdjan Babic, Sergio Akieme, Samu, Cesar de la Hoz, Lazaro, Arnau Puigmal, Francisco Portillo and Luis Suarez.
In this game, Real Sociedad are likely to see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities.
However, UD Almería could well find it tough to make a breakthrough although we do reckon that they could well end up getting enough chances to score, too.
We can therefore see a fairly comfortable 3-1 victory for Real Sociedad by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
Peter Guest, 00:48 19/05/2023
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Reale Arena (39,500)
Captain: Asier Illarramendi
Chairman: Jokin Aperribay
Manager: Imanol Alguacil
Competitions: La Liga position 4
🔑 Key Man: Takefusa Kubo
Mostly taking to the field in the Right Wing position, Takefusa Kubo was born in Japan. Having played his first senior match for FC Tokyo in the 2017 season, the accomplished Forward has managed 8 league goals in this LaLiga 2022 - 2023 season so far from a total of 31 appearances.
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|Time first goal conceded||44|
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|El Bilal Touré||6|