Deportivo Alaves vs Real Sociedad: Derby of the region
Deportivo Alaves vs Real Sociedad: Match preview
Alaves and Real Sociedad are playing the match of the 29th round of the Spanish La Liga at the Estadio Mendizorrotza in Vitoria-Gasteiz . The team from San Sebastian continues to fight for the Champions League, while Alaves is still at a safe distance from the relegation zone.
Although these teams have different goals we believe that an interesting match is in front of us. Additionally, this is a Basque derby, which brings another important factor to the match.
Deportivo Alaves team news:
Alaves opened the continuation of the season with a defeat away against Espanyol. Thus, they remained at 15th place with 32 points from 28 rounds, with 7 points more than the first team in the relegation zone. With this defeat, they tied three games without a victory, but it goes to their advantage that in the same period their direct rivals did not shine.
Certainly, their primary goal is to bring the season to an end peacefully, without a convulsive struggle for survival. During this season they are playing solidly at home where they have achieved two wins and a draw in the previous three games.
Barcelona, Real Madrid and Villareal took all the spoils from Vitoria. Due to the red card he earned against Espanyol, Fernando Pacheco will not be available to coach Asier Garitano. Still, he is hoping for the return of top scorer Lucas Perez, who missed the previous match due to injury.
Probable lineup: Roberto; Navarro, Ely, Laguardia, Duarte; Vidal, Pina, Fejsa, Mendez; Perez, Joselu.
Real Sociedad team news:
Real Sociedad reached the third place in the table with great games in the period before the break of the championship. Still, a disappointing draw against Osasuna removed them from that position. In the last three games they have only one victory, in a duel against Eibar, after which the championship was interrupted.
Before that, they were defeated at the Camp Nou against Barcelona, with a goal by Messi from a controversial penalty in the 81st minute, so they had something to regret.
Atletico Madrid celebrated convincingly away against Osasuna, so Real Sociedad now has two points less in fifth place, equal in points to Getafe. There is no doubt that until the very end of the championship, there will be a big fight for a place in the elite European competition. Out of the team for this match are Barrenetxe Muguruza, Merino and Sangali.
Probable lineup: Remiro; Zaldua, Elustondo, Normand, Monreal; Odegaard, Llorente, Zubeldia; Januzaj, Isak, Oyarzabal.
Alaves is an dangerous team at home, where apart from the two biggest Spanish clubs, only Villareal has won. Their defensive approach is to be expected, as well as most of the games at home this season.
Real Sociedad from time to time have problems with efficiency on the road. That is why we do not expect too many goals in this clash. Nevertheless, we believe that Real Sociedad will return undefeated from this visit.
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