2019-20 Spanish Primera – Deportivo Alaves vs Real Sociedad Preview & Predictionsp

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THE FACTS

When does Deportivo Alaves vs Real Sociedad kick off? Thursday 18th June, 2020 – 18:30 (UK)

Where is Deportivo Alaves vs Real Sociedad being played? Estadio de Mendizorroza

Where can I get tickets for Deportivo Alaves vs Real Sociedad? No tickets are available as these matches are being played behind closed doors

What TV channel is Deportivo Alaves vs Real Sociedad on in the UK? This match will be televised live on LaLigaTV (Sky channel 435, Virgin channel 554) for those with a Premier Sport subscription

Where can I stream Deportivo Alaves vs Real Sociedad in the UK? Premier Sport subscribers in the UK can stream the match live via a Premier Player subscription

bet365 customers may be able to stream this match live via their website and you can check their schedule here

THE TEAM NEWS

DEPORTIVO ALAVES

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Roberto Jimenez; Ximo Navarro, Laguardia, Rodrigo Ely, Ruben Duarte; Aleix Vidal, Manu Garcia, Tomas Pina, Edgar Mendez; Lucas Perez, Joselu

Unavailable: Pacheco (Suspended)

Doubtful:

REAL SOCIEDAD

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Alex Remiro; Zaldua, Le Normand, Diego Llorente, Monreal; Zubeldia, Zurutuza; Portu, Odegaard, Oyarzabal; Isak

Unavailable: Sangalli (Injured), Guevara (Injured), Barrenetxea (Injured), Illarramendi (Injured), Mikel Merino (Suspended)

Doubtful:

KEY STATS

  • Deportivo Alaves have lost only 2 of their last 11 home league matches
  • Deportivo Alaves have kept only 1 clean sheet in their last 15 matches in all competitions
  • Deportivo Alaves have conceded the first goal in 4 of their last 5 league matches
  • Deportivo Alaves have scored at least 1 goal in each of their last 11 home league matches
  • Deportivo Alaves have been winning at half-time in only 1 of their last 7 home league matches
  • Real Sociedad have lost only 1 of their last 9 matches in all competitions
  • There have been over 2.5 goals scored in only 1 of Real Sociedad’s last 5 matches in all competitions
  • Mikel Oyarzabal has scored a goal in 3 of Real Sociedad’s last 4 matches in all competitions
  • Real Sociedad have only failed to score in 1 of their last 13 matches in all competitions
  • Real Sociedad have won to nil in each of their last 2 league matches against Deportivo Alaves
  • Real Sociedad have been winning at both half-time and full-time in 3 of their last 4 league matches against Deportivo Alaves

THE PREDICTION

Real Sociedad were held to a draw last time out against Osasuna but they were not punished by the chasing pack behind them in the race for fourth place. With Real Madrid next up for them, this is almost a must-win game for them against fellow Basque rivals Alaves. The hosts lost to bottom club Espanyol at the weekend and had to play for more than 70 minutes with ten men. That will impact their physical condition here or force the coach to make wholesale changes and weaken the side. Either way, Real have to be favoured to take all three points here.

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