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The La Liga tie at Estadio José Zorrilla on Sunday sees home side Real Valladolid fighting it out with opponents Real Sociedad.
Our Real Valladolid v Real Sociedad tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - along with the latest match odds.
Real Valladolid will be looking for another win after the 2-0 La Liga victory against Real Betis.
In that game, Real Valladolid had 28% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 4 on target. For Real Valladolid, the goals were scored by Sergi Guardiola (45') and Óscar Plano (63'). On the other side, Real Betis got 10 shots at goal with 4 on target.
Sergio González's Real Valladolid have hit the target 5 times over their past 6 outings. At the other end, the tally of goals that they have conceded in that time stands at 6.
In their last game, Real Sociedad drew 1-1 in the La Liga match with Atlético Madrid.
In that game, Real Sociedad managed 57% possession and 10 shots at goal with 4 on target. Atlético de Madrid had 6 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Koke (30') and Héctor Herrera (87' Own goal) scored for Atlético Madrid.
Looking at their form, and Real Sociedad have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 7 goals overall. At the back, Txuri-urdin could really do with shoring things up.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 01/12/2016 shows us that Real Valladolid have won 1 of these games and Real Sociedad 2, with the tally of drawn results being 3.
A total of 12 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 5 from Pucela and 7 netted by Txuri-urdin. The average goals per game has been 2.
The last league contest featuring these clubs was LaLiga match day 26 on 28/02/2020 when the final score was Real Sociedad 1-0 Real Valladolid.
On that day, Real Sociedad managed 55% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Adnan Januzaj (60').
Real Valladolid had 6 attempts on goal with 1 on target.
The match was refereed by Valentín Pizarro Gómez.
Team News: Real Valladolid
Raúl Carnero (Muscle Injury) and Kiko Olivas (Ruptured knee ligament) will not be able to play for Valladolid boss Sergio González.
It’s our opinion that Pucela will probably opt for a 4-4-2 formation for the game, beginning the first half with Jordi Masip, Nacho Martínez, Joaquín Fernández, Javi Sánchez, Javi Moyano, Toni Villa, Rubén Alcaraz, Fede San Emeterio, Fabian Orellana, Sergi Guardiola and Óscar Plano.
Team News: Real Sociedad
Sociedad boss Imanol Alguacil has not got a full squad to pick from. Martín Zubimendi (Torn Muscle Fibre), Joseba Zaldua (Pubis bone irritation), Asier Illarramendi (Tear in the abductor muscle), Mikel Oyarzabal (Corona virus), Willian José (Corona virus), David Silva (Corona virus), Ander Guevara (Ankle Injury) and Alex Sola (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) miss out here.
It’s our belief that Txuri-urdin appear most likely to elect for a 4-3-3 lineup, giving starts to Alex Remiro, Andoni Gorosabel, Aritz Elustondo, Diego Llorente, Aihen Muñoz, Martín Zubimendi, Igor Zubeldia, Mikel Merino, Portu, Alexander Isak and Ander Barrenetxea.
It seems to us that Real Sociedad and Real Valladolid should both get enough opportunities to score, although it’s hard to separate the two.
A draw is a real possibility, as we are expecting there to be little between them. We’re therefore predicting a close game with a 1-1 score draw at the end of this game.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio José Zorrilla (26,512)
Captain: Javi Moyano
Manager: Sergio González