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Sevilla vs Real Sociedad Prediction & Match Preview

Sevilla vs Real Sociedad
Spain – La Liga
Date: Saturday, 9 January 2021
Kick-off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán.

All eyes will be on Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan when Sevilla and Real Sociedad face each other in the La Liga round 18.

Los Sevillanos shared the spoils with Real Betis in the Seville derby, with los Beticos failing to convert a penalty kick.

Sevilla were anything but impressive in the local derby, but it is well known that they produce much better showings at home than on the travels.

The good news for boss Julen Lopetegui is that important midfielder Fernando returns from suspension.

La Real, on the other hand, came from behind to share the spoils with Osasuna in their last league match.

The Basques have been struggling in La Liga ever since David Silva suffered an injury, and given the number of absentees in the away team, we are tempted to put our money on Julen Lopetegui’s men this time out.

Sevilla vs Real Sociedad: Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Sevilla Real Sociedad played so far 34 matches.
Sevilla won 14 direct matches. Real Sociedad won 11 matches. 9 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.68 goals per Match.

Sevilla vs Real Sociedad Prediction

Sevilla in actual season average scored 1.41 goals per match. In 8 (57.14%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 6 (42.86%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Real Sociedad average scored 1.32 goals per match in season 2021. In 8 (57.14%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 6 (42.86%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Veteran defensive midfielder Fernando could return to Sevilla's starting XI after missing out against Real Betis due to suspension.

Skipper Jesus Navas and first-team regular Lucas Ocampos are currently doubts for this fixture but could still start the game, while Lopetegui is still expected to be without Sergio Escudero, who is out with an elbow injury.

La Real are in the midst of an injury crisis at the moment with a number of key players like Nacho Monreal and David Silva out with minor injuries.

Fortunately for Alguacil, full-back Igor Zubeldia featured against Osasuna last time out and is expected to start this game.

Sevilla possible starting lineup:
Bono; Navas, Kounde, Carlos, Acuna; Jordan, Fernando, Oliver; Suso, En-Nesyri, Ocampos

Real Sociedad possible starting lineup:
Alex Remiro; Zubeldia, Le Normand, Sagnan, Munoz; Portu, Guevara, Merino; Barrenetxea, Willian Jose, Oyarzabal