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The La Liga fixture at Estadio de Anoeta on Thursday will see home side Real Sociedad fighting it out with Seville.
All Real Sociedad v Seville game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - plus the latest match odds.
Real Sociedad will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 1-2 La Liga victory vs Villarreal.
In that game, Real Sociedad had 47% possession and 10 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. For Real Sociedad, the scorers were Willian José (61') and Diego Llorente (75'). On the other side, Villarreal CF had 8 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Santi Cazorla (85') was the scorer for Villarreal.
Txuri-urdin have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets of late, although they have also managed to convert their own chances into goals. Over their last 6 matches, Txuri-urdin have been punished defensively in 6 of them in addition to scoring in 5 of those matches. We shall soon see whether or not that trend will end up being sustained here.
Going into this one, Real Sociedad have not registered a win against Sevilla FC in their previous 4 league matches.
Seville will come into the encounter after a 2-0 La Liga win in the defeat of Mallorca in their previous game.
In that match, Seville had 63% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For Seville, the goalscorers were Lucas Ocampos (41') and Youssef En-Nesyri (84'). RCD Mallorca had 13 shots on goal with 4 of them on target.
A succession of accomplished displays by the Seville defensive players has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their last 6 clashes in total. Over that same time, their forwards have scored 11. Even so, we’ll just have to find out if that trend shall be replicated in this upcoming match.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Seville:
- have not won against Real Sociedad in away games against them for the last 2 league matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 6 away league matches.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 05/05/2017 shows us that Real Sociedad have won 1 of these and Seville 3, with the number of drawn games standing at 2.
In all, 19 goals were scored between them in this period, with 8 of them for Txuri-urdin and 11 for Sevillistas. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.17.
The previous league contest featuring the two was LaLiga match day 7 on 29/09/2019 when the final score was Seville 3-2 Real Sociedad.
In that game, Seville had 51% possession and 21 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. Goals were scored by Nolito (18'), Lucas Ocampos (47') and Franco Vázquez (80').
Real Sociedad got 5 shots on goal with 2 on target. Mikel Oyarzabal (4') and Portu (87') scored.
The match was refereed by Javier Alberola Rojas.
Team News: Real Sociedad
Ander Guevara (Ankle Injury), Luca Sangalli (Knee Injury), Adnan Januzaj (Torn Muscle Fibre) and Asier Illarramendi (Tear in the abductor muscle) aren’t available for Sociedad gaffer Imanol Alguacil.
We are thinking that Txuri-urdin look set to make use of the 4-3-3 formation, utilising Miguel Angel Moya, Nacho Monreal, Robin Le Normand, Diego Llorente, Joseba Zaldúa, Mikel Merino, Igor Zubeldia, Martin Ødegaard, Mikel Oyarzabal, Willian José and Portu.
Team News: Seville
Owing to a completely healthy group available to select from, Seville manager Julen Lopetegui has zero fitness concerns whatsoever before this game.
We’re of the thinking that Sevillistas might elect for a 4-3-3 formation by sending out Yassine Bounou, Jesus Navas, Jules Kounde, Diego Carlos, Sergio Escudero, Joan Jordán, Fernando, Ever Banega, Lucas Ariel Ocampos, Luuk de Jong and Munir El Haddadi.
Seville and Real Sociedad could well both score and end up finding themselves in a fairly even game here.
A draw looks like a realistic possibility, but we’ll see what happens. That’s why we have predicted a very even match with a 1-1 scoreline when all is said and done.