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Real Sociedad vs Elche CF Live Stream, Predictions
Elche CF head to Reale Arena on Sunday for the La Liga showdown with home team Real Sociedad.
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📊 Form Guide
Real Sociedad go into this fixture following on from a 0-0 La Liga drawn result vs Elche CF.
In that game, Real Sociedad had 63% possession and 4 shots at goal with 0 on target. For their opponents, Elche had 2 shots at goal with 1 of them on target.
Under three goals per game were recorded in 6 of the last 6 fixtures where Real Sociedad have been involved. With regard to the goal split during this period, opposition teams scored an aggregate of 5 and Real Sociedad managed a tally of 2. Regardless, we’ll just have to find out if that pattern might continue on in this game or not.
Looking at their past form shows that Real Sociedad:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Elche CF in their last 5 games.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
- are without a home win in the past 3 matches in the league.
Looking at their form, and Elche CF have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 10 goals in all. At the back, Elche CF have been far from perfect.
Coming into this meeting, Elche CF have not beaten Real Sociedad in games played away from home for the previous 4 league games. Not the best of away records.
↔️ Head to head
Checking on their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 20/04/2015 shows us that Real Sociedad have won 5 of them & Elche CF 1, with the number of drawn results being 0.
In all, 11 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 9 for Txuri-urdin and 2 belonging to Los Franjiverdes. That is an average goals per game value of 1.83.
The previous league game featuring these clubs was La Liga match day 3 on 27/08/2022 when it finished Elche CF 0-1 Real Sociedad.
In that match, Elche CF managed 44% possession and 12 shots on goal with 5 of them on target.
For their opponents, Real Sociedad had 9 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Brais Méndez (20') scored.
The referee was Javier Iglesias Villanueva.
📋 Team News: Real Sociedad
Aritz Elustondo (Ankle Injury), Martín Merquelanz (Knee Injury) and Umar Sadiq (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not available for Real Sociedad manager Imanol Alguacil. Players who are serving a ban and are therefore ineligible to play are Mikel Merino and Carlos Fernández.
It’s our opinion that Txuri-urdin should make use of the 4-3-1-2 formation for this one, utilising Alex Remiro, Andoni Gorosabel, Igor Zubeldia, Robin Le Normand, Aihen Munoz, Brais Mendez, Martin Zubimendi, Asier Illarramendi, David Silva, Takefusa Kubo and Alexander Soerloth.
📰 Team News: Elche CF
Elche CF manager Pablo Machín has to choose a team with limited availability. Álex Collado (Tear in the abductor muscle) and John Donald (Fibula Fracture) are those who can’t be considered. The players ineligible for this match because of suspension are Pere Milla and Pape Cheikh.
From our viewpoint, Los Franjiverdes seem most likely to make use of a 3-4-3 lineup using Edgar Badia, Helibelton Palacios, Gonzalo Verdu, Diego Gonzalez, Tete Morente, Omar Mascarell, Gerard Gumbau, Carlos Clerc, Randy Nteka, Lucas Boye and Fidel Chaves.
We’re of the view that Real Sociedad will more than likely score a couple of goals when they meet Elche CF, who won’t find it easy scoring a goal of their own.
Accordingly, we see a fairly comfortable 2-0 winning margin for Real Sociedad when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
Victor Martins, 02:49 15/03/2023
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Reale Arena (39,500)
Captain: Asier Illarramendi
Chairman: Jokin Aperribay
Manager: Imanol Alguacil
Competitions: La Liga position 4, Europa League (Round of 16)
⭐ Key Player: Brais Méndez
Usually played in the Right Wing position, Brais Méndez was born in Mos, Spain. Having made his senior debut playing for Celta Vigo in the 2017 - 2018 season, the goalscoring Forward has accumulated 7 league goals in the LaLiga 2022 - 2023 campaign so far in 24 appearances.
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