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Real Sociedad are the guests at RCDE Stadium on Sunday for the La Liga clash with home side Espanyol.
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Espanyol will be looking for an improved result here after the 1-0 La Liga loss in their previous game against Barcelona.
In that match, Espanyol managed 35% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 2 on target. FC Barcelona got 16 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Memphis Depay (48') scored for Barcelona.
Over their prior 6 fixtures, Vicente Moreno's Espanyol have managed to score a total of 8 times, an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.33.
Analysis of their past results shows that Espanyol:
- haven't won against Real Sociedad in their last 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 5 league matches at home.
Since tasting defeat last time out to Monaco in Europa League action, Real Sociedad and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Real Sociedad had 61% possession and 13 shots at goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Real Sociedad was Alexander Isak (35'). AS Monaco FC had 13 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Kevin Volland (28') and Youssouf Fofana (37') scored for Monaco.
A series of reliable displays from the Real Sociedad defensive players has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 4 from their last 6 clashes combined. During the same period of time, their own forwards have managed to score 7. That kind of trend might not be sustained into this match, though.
Ahead of this meeting, Real Sociedad have not been beaten in their last 6 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 11/03/2018 shows us that Espanyol have won 2 of these games and Real Sociedad 4, with the number of draws being 0.
A sum of 19 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 8 of them for Periquitos and 11 coming from Txuri-urdin. That is an average goals per game value of 3.17.
The previous league fixture between these clubs was La Liga match day 33 on 02/07/2020 when it ended Real Sociedad 2-1 Espanyol.
In that match, Real Sociedad managed 62% possession and 12 shots on goal with 4 on target. Goals were scored by Willian José (56') and Alexander Isak (84').
For their opponents, Espanyol had 4 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. David López (10') was the scorer.
The referee was José María Sánchez Martínez.
Team News: Espanyol
The Espanyol manager Vicente Moreno will be thankful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game with a completely healthy squad available to choose from.
Team News: Real Sociedad
Due to a completely healthy squad available for selection, the Real Sociedad boss Imanol Alguacil has no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this clash.
When taking everything into account, Espanyol will have to work hard as a team to score against this Real Sociedad lineup who will likely score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We’re therefore expecting a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 winning score for Real Sociedad at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: RCDE Stadium (40,500)
Captain: David López
Chairman: Chen Yansheng
Manager: Vicente Moreno
Competitions: La Liga position 11
⭐ Star Man: Aleix Vidal
Normally deployed in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Aleix Vidal was born in Puigpelat, Spain. Having played his first senior match for Panthrakikos in the 2008 - 2009 season, the gifted Midfielder has managed 2 league goals in the LaLiga 2021 - 2022 season to date coming from a total of 10 appearances.