Real Sociedad vs Espanyol Preview

Real Sociedad vs Espanyol

Competition – Spanish Primera

Stadium – Estadio Anoeta

Date: 23rd October 2017

Kick-off time – 19:00 GMT

Real Sociedad are arguably the most entertaining team in La Liga this season.

They are a team that is full of goals scorers from every area of the pitch as can be seen by the fact that their two centre backs have 7 goals among them this season.

They are very entertaining to watch but they can be very generous defensively also which has seen them concede almost as many goals as they have scored.

Mikel Oyarzabal has been very impressive down the left of attack as a youngster.  He is in line to be nominated for the Golden boy next year if he continues his rapid development that has seen him score 4 goals already.

William Jose scored 4 goals in one game against Vardar in midweek and should provide them with enough threat in this game with his 7 goals in 11 games already this season.

Espanyol have not had the best start to a league season this year but they will be spared some of the blame as they have faced some of the sternest tests for any defence this season away from home.

They have bagged just 2 points from their opening 4 away games.

It will be very difficult for Espanyol to stop Sociedad from scoring for a long period of time in this game as the hosts have averaged 2.3 goals conceded per game in the league this season.

Espanyol have lost 5 of their last 8 games against Sociedad and they have no victories against them with Eusebio Sacristán as their manager.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Real Sociedad

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Alavés 0-2 Real Sociedad Oct 14, 2017 Spanish Primera División
D Real Sociedad 4-4 Real Betis Oct 1, 2017 Spanish Primera División
L Zenit St Petersburg 3-1 Real Sociedad Sep 28, 2017 UEFA Europa League
L Real Sociedad 2-3 Valencia Sep 24, 2017 Spanish Primera División
L Levante 3-0 Real Sociedad Sep 21, 2017 Spanish Primera División

Espanyol

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
D Espanyol 0-0 Levante Oct 13, 2017 Spanish Primera División
L Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol Oct 1, 2017 Spanish Primera División
W Espanyol 4-1 Deportivo La Coruña Sep 24, 2017 Spanish Primera División
D Villarreal 0-0 Espanyol Sep 21, 2017 Spanish Primera División
W Espanyol 2-1 Celta Vigo Sep 18, 2017 Spanish Primera División

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Espanyol 1-2 Real Sociedad Feb 10, 2017 Spanish Primera División
Real Sociedad 1-1 Espanyol Sep 9, 2016 Spanish Primera División
Espanyol 0-5 Real Sociedad Feb 8, 2016 Spanish Primera División
Real Sociedad 2-3 Espanyol Sep 19, 2015 Spanish Primera División
Real Sociedad 1-0 Espanyol Mar 8, 2015 Spanish Primera División


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