Real Sociedad will look to keep their hunt for top four alive when they visit the Ipurua Municipal Stadium to play Eibar in the La Liga on Sunday.
Real Sociedad Match Form
Txuri-urdinak are having a fine season, sitting in 6th place at the moment. They have picked up 37 points from 23 games and are occupying the final European spot. They are level on points with Valencia while Villarreal are 2 points behind.
Looking up, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid are 2 points ahead while Getafe are 5 points in front. Thus, the teams are relatively close and a strong finish to the season can see Imanol Alguacil’s men finish in a Champions League spot.
After defeating Athletic Bilbao 2-1 in the last league game with goals from Portu and Alexander Isak, Sociedad will look to continue their momentum in the upcoming La Liga game.
Eibar Match Form
Coming to their opponents, Eibar have hardly anything much to play for. After last season’s 12th-placed finish, they find themselves in 16th place at the moment. Los Armeros have picked up 24 points from 23 games and are just 6 points away from relegation.
They lead Celta Vigo by 4 points while the triumvirate of RCD Mallorca, Leganes and Espanyol in the relegation spots are 6 points behind. On the flip side, Granada in 10th place are also just 6 points away, highlighting how close the teams are placed.
Jose Luis Mendilibar will be acutely aware of the same and would want his side to find their rhythm and finish higher. However, last weekend’s 2-1 loss at Alaves will not help, however, the gaffer will hope Fabian Orellana’s consolation goal will serve as motivation for his side.
Team News & H2H
In terms of team news, Portu is ruled out due to suspension for Txuri-urdinak while the hosts will be without Charles for the same reason. Looking at injuries, Diego Llorente, David Zurutuza and Asier Illarramendi are out with injuries for the visitors while Ivan Ramis, Kike, Sergio Alvarez and Roberto Correa are set to miss the game for the hosts due to similar reasons.
Coming to head-to-head, both teams have faced each other 15 times, with Eibar winning 4 to Sociedad’s 5 while the remaining 5 ended in draws.
SD Eibar vs Real Sociedad Betting Tips
Sociedad’s recent form is not great, with 2 wins and 3 losses in the last 5 league games. In fact, Eibar have lost just 2 in their last 5 in the league but have drawn 2 of the remaining 3.
At home, Eibar have won each of their last 3 in the league while Sociedad have failed to win 4 of their last 5 away games in the La Liga. Thus, Los Armeros will fancy themselves to get a result from this one based on form.
Therefore, considering the history of this fixture and recent form, Eibar can be expected to hold Sociedad and share the spoils in the end.
SD Eibar Predicted XI: Dmitrovic; Arbilla, Burgos, Bigas, Angel; Diop, Cristoforo; Leon, Exposito, Orellana; Enrich
Real Sociedad Predicted XI: Remiro; Zaldua, Zubeldia, Le Normand, Munoz; Merino, Guevara; Januzaj, Sangalli, Oyarzabal; Isak