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The La Liga match at Reale Arena on Friday will see home side Real Sociedad welcome Elche CF.
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Real Sociedad will be hoping to bounce back here after a 1-0 La Liga loss in their previous game against SD Huesca.
In that match, Real Sociedad had 54% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 3 on target. At the other end, SD Huesca got 11 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Sandro Ramírez (87') was the scorer for SD Huesca.
It has been all too rare in recent times that Real Sociedad have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Txuri-urdin have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 7 goals in the process. That kind of pattern isn’t assured to follow through here, though.
After being beaten in their last game against Atlético Madrid in La Liga competition, Elche CF will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Elche CF managed 50% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 1 on target. At the other end, Atlético de Madrid had 11 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Marcos Llorente (23') scored for Atlético Madrid.
Over the course of 5 of the prior six games featuring Elche CF, a relatively low number of goals have been struck between them and opposing sides. The overall average goals scored per game within that period works out to just 2, with the average goals for Los Franjiverdes standing at 0.67.
Their prior results show that Elche CF:
- have not emerged victorious against Real Sociedad in away games against them for the last 2 league games.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 15 matches in the league. What a horror away run it has been.
Head to head
Looking at their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 20/06/2010 shows us that Real Sociedad have won 3 of them and Elche CF 2, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
A total of 18 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 12 from Txuri-urdin and 6 for Los Franjiverdes. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
The previous league game featuring these sides was La Liga match day 3 on 26/09/2020 when it ended Elche CF 0-3 Real Sociedad.
That day, Elche CF had 39% possession and 5 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
For their opponents, Real Sociedad got 27 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Portu (55'), Adnan Januzaj (77') and Roberto López (94') scored.
The referee was Isidro Díaz de Mera.
Team News: Real Sociedad
Carlos Fernández (Muscle Injury) and Luca Sangalli (Knee Injury) won’t be able to feature for Sociedad gaffer Imanol Alguacil.
Team News: Elche CF
With a completely healthy group available to choose from, Elche CF boss Fran Escribá has zero fitness worries to speak of coming into this match.
We feel that in this game, Real Sociedad will most probably be able to create a good number of chances & successful shots on target.
However, Elche CF could well struggle to score themselves - but, we do see them managing to get on the scoresheet.
Our selection here is for a pretty comfortable 3-1 winning score for Real Sociedad at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Reale Arena (39,500)
Captain: Asier Illarramendi
Chairman: Jokin Aperribay
Manager: Imanol Alguacil
Competitions: La Liga position 5
⭐ Star Man: Mikel Oyarzabal
Generally played in the Left Wing position, Mikel Oyarzabal was born in Eibar, Spain. After having made a senior debut playing for Real Sociedad in the 2015 - 2016 season, the talented Forward has managed to score 10 league goals in this LaLiga 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 29 appearances.