Real Sociedad vs Eibar preview: Real Sociedad to hit back after suffering fifth defeat of the season at the hands of Real Madrid.
The home team has a good chance of winning. Despite outgunned 3-1 by Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu, their strong form in the opening weeks of the campaign means they are still 6th in the league and in the running for European qualification.
Real Sociedad and Eibar meet for their La Liga clash at Anoeta on Saturday, 30 November (kick-off time 11.00 pm).
Real Sociedad News
After 14 rounds, Real Sociedad has 7 wins and 2 draws. The home team has 23 points and is ranked 6th in the rankings. They are only 2 points behind the top 4 teams and have every chance to get into the top group. This season, Alguacil's team is playing very well and the opportunity to win 3 points at home is very wide. Real Sociedad had never lost to Eibar in the last 7 encounters between both teams at Reale Arena.
Real Sociedad possible lineup: Geronimo Rulli, Joseba Zaldua Bengoetxea, Aritz Elustondo, Hector Alfredo Moreno Herrera, Aihen Muñoz, Mikel Merino Zazon, Ander Barrenetxea Muguruza, Luca Sangalli Fuentes, Ruben Pardo Gutierrez, Mikel Oyarzabal, Willian Jose.
In their last game out, Eibar received a 2-0 defeat at home against Alaves. In the last 6 rounds, the away team won 2 but lost 4 matches. Those results have seen Eibar plummet to 16th in the standings and Los Armeros are watching nervously over their shoulders with 18th placed Celta Vigo now just three points in arrears of safety.
Eibar possible lineup: Marko Dmitrovic, Roberto Antonio Correa Silva, Paulo Andre Rodrigues Oliveira, Ivan Ramis Barrios, Alvaro Tejero Sacristan, Pedro Leon Sanchez Gil, Gonzalo Escalante, Sergio Alvarez Diaz, Fabian Ariel Orellana Valenzuela, Sergi Enrich Ametller, Enrique Garcia Martinez Kike.
Real Sociedad vs Eibar Head-to-Head
In the last 10 meetings between the two clubs: Real Sociedad won only 2, Eibar won 4 and 4 matches with a tie. Thereby it can be assessed that the strength between the two teams is quite balanced, although the visitors are slightly better.
Real Sociedad will bank on the advantage of playing at home. They also boast of having the fourth-highest goal tally in the league with 22 goals scored. Alguacil’s side hasn’t kept many clean sheets of late, but this looks a decent opportunity for them to put that right against an inconsistent Eibar side. That said, pick Real Sociedad to win by 2 goals.