La Liga: Real Sociedad vs Sevilla preview

Serious clash in the Spanish top flight on Saturday as fifth-placed Real Sociedad host third-placed Sevilla at the Anoeta Stadium. Real Sociedad have won the last three direct meetings between the two sides, including last season's pair of league fixtures. Sevilla have not won in San Sebastian since 2011, while Sociedad won four of the last five direct meetings at home.

Real Sociedad have a two-match winning streak going on in the league, and earlier this week they also managed a 3-1 cup victory over Villarreal. They have lost just one match at home this season, against Real Madrid, and they managed to hold Barcelona to a 1-1 draw. Right-back Carlos Martinez is injured and will miss out, while David Zurutuza is back after suspension.

Sevilla suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey this week, but they do have two consecutive league wins. They won three of their last six away games in the league, but lost to lower-ranked Granada at the start of December. Adil Rami is suspended for this match, while Benoit Tremoulinas, Daniel Carrico, and Michael Krohn-Delhi remain on the injured list.

Probable line-ups:

Sociedad: Rulli - Zaldua, Navas, Martinez, Yuri - Prieto, Illaramendi, Zurutuza - Vela, Jose, Oyarzabal

Sevilla: Rico - Mariano, Pareja, Mercado, Escudero - Iborra, N'Zonzi, Nasri - Vitolo, Vietto, Sarabia

My prediction: Real Sociedad to win 2-1.

Here are the odds for the match at Bet365:

Sociedad win - 2.30
Draw - 3.40
Sevilla win - 3.10

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Members Comments

  • Bulgaria sharpe


    It supposed to be a competitive game that one with both teams doing very good in Primera this season but there wasn't a contest in the end.
    Sevilla clearly shown they are the better team with that undisputed victory, and why not they would be involved even in the title race in the end, there's not Uefa League to distract them this season so we might see of what they're really capable.

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