Real Sociedad vs Espanyol / LaLiga – This match in the 19th round marks the end of the first part of the season in LaLiga. Real Sociedad and Espanyol gravitate towards the center of the table and Espanyol is slightly better before this round, which has won two points more than Real Sociedad. Both teams have made victories in the last round, while they played a draw as guests in the Cup during the week. Last season’s duel between these rivals in San Sebastian ended with a score of 1-1.
Real Sociedad vs Espanyol begins 14.01.2019 at 21:00 CET
After four defeats, Real Sociedad has ended their negative series in the last round, when it was not expected. They played against Real in Madrid and with 2-0 once again confirmed that they are playing much better this season. Real Sociedad has only celebrated at home, while they have five wins as guests and one of the best results in the league. During the week they have played a match against Betis in the round of sixteen of the Cup, which ended without goals. They have played in a combined composition in that duel, while they will now send their strongest forces to the field.
Probable lineups Real Sociedad: Rulli – Zaldua, H.Moreno, D.Llorente, T.Hernandez – Illarramendi, Merino – Januzaj, Zurutuza, Oyarzabal – Willian Jose
Espanyol also had a longer series of defeats because they lost six championship matches before finally ending that series in the last round. They had a slightly easier opponent, the team of Leganes, so that triumph of 1-0 is no surprise. Early goal by Iglesias was enough to win points, while Espanyol has also during the week played a draw in the Cup against Villarreal, though they had a lead of 2-0 till the finish. Coach Rubi has made some smaller changes in the team, while we now expect the strongest forces on the field, with the proviso that S.Garcia, Hermoso and H.Perez are all injured.
Probable lineups Espanyol: Di.Lopez – J.Lopez, Da.Lopez, O.Duarte, Didac – Darder, Roca, Granero – Melendo, Baptistao, Iglesias
Real Sociedad vs Espanyol PICK
Both teams have broken the negative series in the last round and now they want to celebrate another triumph. Although Real Sociedad is playing poorly on their field, we believe that they can finally win in front of their fans and we expect their victory over Espanyol.
Pick: Real Sociedad wins
Odds: 2.00 at 10bet (down to 1.90 can be played)
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