Both teams are in the same form recently. Firstly – a loss in the league, then a win in the 1/16-finals of Copa del Rey and after that three consecutive defeats in La Liga. Both teams started the year with a win in the league and with a draw in their away fixtures in Copa del Rey.
Both teams are in similar positions in the standings, with two points more for Espanyol, while Real Sociedad have one goal more scored. On the other hand, Real Sociedad are the worst home team in the league this season with four defeats and just one win in eight fixtures, while Espanyol are sixth as hosts. The problems for the team from Barcelona are the away games, where Espanyol have one win and five defeats in ten fixtures, while Sociedad are the second best away team in the league.
In our analysis at Real Madrid – Real Sociedad, we mentioned that the winter break could have a refreshing impact on Sociedad’ players. This proved was proved right, and the team took the victory on Santiago Bernabéu and drew with Betis. We think that the good performance of Real Sociedad will continue and they will take a second win at home for the season.
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Real Sociedad vs Espanyol Head to Head
In the previous eight games between both sides the record is three wins each and two draws. In seven of last ten fixtures both teams have scored at least once. Real Sociedad don’t have a win at home in the previous three fixtures, while in the first game the victory took Espanyol.
|11.03.2018||Espanyol vs Real Sociedad||2-1|
|23.10.2017||Real Sociedad vs Espanyol||1-1|
|10.02.2017||Espanyol vs Real Sociedad||1-2|
|09.09.2016||Real Sociedad vs Espanyol||1-1|
|08.02.2016||Espanyol vs Real Sociedad||0-5|
|19.09.2015||Real Sociedad vs Espanyol||2-3|
Real Sociedad vs Espanyol Stats
- Real have played ten home fixtures this season in all competitions, but took the victory only against Celta (for the league and the cup).
- In six of the previous seven games of Real Sociedad have been scored under 2.5 goals.
- The only win for Espanyol in an away fixture was against the last-placed Huesca on 21 October.
- Espanyol is the team with most lost points (15) with conceded goals in the second halves .
- On average in the matches of Sociedad have been scored 2.2 goals, while in the games of Espanyol 2.4.
Real Sociedad vs Espanyol Odds
Real Sociedad vs Espanyol Team News
Injured for Real Sociedad are Martin Castellanos, Raul Navas, Kévin Rodrigues and Andoni Gorosabel. In doubt are Rubén Pardo, Robin Le Normand and the forward Sandro Ramírez.
The midfielder Hernan Perez and the defenders Javi López and Mario Hermoso will miss the game for Espanyol. In doubt is the forward Sergio García.