Real Sociedad Deportivo Alavés
team_logoNacho Monreal #20 team_logoFernando Pacheco #1
team_logoAritz Elustondo #6 team_logoRodrigo Ely #4
team_logoMikel Merino #8 team_logoMartín Aguirregabiria #21
team_logoMikel Oyarzabal #10 team_logoTomás Pina #8
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team_logoMartin Ødegaard #21 team_logoOliver Burke #24
team_logoPortu #7 team_logoMubarak Wakaso #22
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2019-05-04 league_logo La Liga Deportivo Alavés : Real Sociedad 0 : 1
2018-12-21 league_logo La Liga Real Sociedad : Deportivo Alavés 0 : 1
2018-03-04 league_logo La Liga Real Sociedad : Deportivo Alavés 2 : 1
2017-10-14 league_logo La Liga Deportivo Alavés : Real Sociedad 0 : 2
2017-03-18 league_logo La Liga Deportivo Alavés : Real Sociedad 1 : 0

Real Sociedad vs Alaves should be one of the most interesting battles during the 6th La Liga round, which will be held at Reale Seguros Stadium, in San Sebastian. On Thursday 4th place of Primeira Division will face 13th place after 2 losses. Can La Real break out in first place and surpass the grandees of Spain at least temporarily? Read our thoughts about this exciting Real Sociedad vs Alaves La Liga match, here below, and get free predictions and betting tips for this game.

In 5 last games between these opponents, 3 times Real Sociedad finished as a winner and twice Deportivo Alaves. Recently, teams very rarely play productive games, as more often their matches finishing with less than 2.5 goals. Most interesting, that these teams play very often friendly games during the offseason. Since the 2014 year, they played 7 club friendly games, including 2 this summer.

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad finished at 9th place last year in Primeira Division and were out of the qualified European positions. This team has always been very talented, and like any other club that has an excellent academy, they have ups and downs. Before they even took 2nd place in La Liga, but then for 3 seasons left in La Liga 2. That shows only that they reaching new hights selling the top players and should be spent some time to grow new ones. For example, Antoine Griezmann is also Sociedad academy player.

This season, La Real already collected 10 points in 5 games and stands at 4th place with only 1 point behind 1st place. They lost only against 1st place Athletic Bilbao and drawn the thrilling game against Valencia playing at Estadio de Mestalla. The opening round were extremely dangerous with missed Valencia and scored Real Sociedad penalty already in additional time of the match. At home the Whites and Blues proved that can play even against strongest teams at the highest level. By the way, 20 years old Martin Odegaard named the best Real Sociedad player in August.

Very talented, interesting and experienced players are showing very best football so far. They are clear favourites before the match against Alaves as they are very motivated, well-prepared and strong enough to beat Alaves at home ground. Asier Illarramendi and Mobido Sagnan will miss the next game due to injuries.

Alaves

In 2012/13 season this team played in Segunda Division B and during these several years reached the La Liga and plays strong middle-class football. Last year they took 11th place what is a really great result for such a small club, which was far away from this even a few years ago.

Deportivo Alaves won the only opening game against Levante at Estadio Mendizorrotza. The newcomer Joselu scored his debut goal. In the next 4 games, they scored only 1 goal, conceded 4 and collected 2 points in games against Getafe and Espanyol. The last game was against Athletic Bilbao, where Alaves were not able to confront and lost this match with 2:0 result. Real Sociedad will also play at home, which worsens the already difficult situation of the team. At this stage, the team definitely plays weaker than their opponent and in the best case, they will achieve a draw. Alaves still need to tighten the game up to withstand such opponents, especially playing on the road.

Deportivo Alaves sold one of the strongest players in their squad Guillermo Maripan to Monaco for 18m €. This transfer became highest-paid departure in the clubs history. For this money, they signed several players to the club with a maximum price of 2.3 m €. Unfortunately, Burgui will miss the next game due to injury.

 

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