LaLiga – Real Sociedad to face Espanyol on Match-day 6

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LaLiga action on Sunday as Real and Espanyol meet at the Reale Arena – 6:30pm GMT.

Sunday’s clash between Real and Espanyol, sees eleventh take on fifteenth in the League.

Real Sociedad’s campaign so far has seen them accrue seven points this season

Real come to this match on the back of a 2-1 away win against Getafe at Coliseum Alfonso Pérez.

Also, Real have a huge task to over-turn their rivals in this game, having already lost one game this season. They currently stand eleventh in the League, with seven points for a total of 2 wins, 2 losses and 1 draws having won two fixtures, drawn one game, and lost two matches.

Real have drawn one game and lost one game of their two League matches at home this season.

Real Sociedad will have 10 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Real are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Imanol Alguacil is concerned that Sunday’s fixture could see him without seven of his key players.

It’s four points so far for Espanyol this season, going into this game

Whilst Espanyol need a positive result from this fixture, they cannot afford to throw caution to the wind. Another successive defeat for Budgerigars after losing against Seville and Athletic Bilbao would represent a worrying sign of where they are just now.

Also, Diego Martinez knows that a run of three losses in four meetings for his Espanyol side, is going to be a tough run of form to change. However that is exactly what he must try to deliver. Their position is fifteenth in the League and they have four points, that is, 1W, 3L and 1D having won one game, drawn one game, and lost three games.

Espanyol have won one game and drawn one game of their two League matches away from home this season.

Victory for Espanyol would take their points tally to 7 so far this season.

Espanyol are missing three players through injury or illness. This will affect Diego Martinez’s selection choices significantly.

Real Sociedad v Espanyol – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels Real and Espanyol have faced each other 49 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Real’s favour (22 – 14). Further, Espanyol have tasted defeat against Real in ten out of the last 17 games with them. April 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Real Sociedad took all three points winning 1-0.

Performance Report

For Real, Brais Mendez has nettedtwo goals in five League matches this season, while Joselu, one of their best scorers, has nettedthree goals in five League games this campaign for Espanyol.

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