Real Sociedad vs Eibar predictions, H2H and match preview for this Sunday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis, betting tips and predicted line-ups for this Basque derby.
DATE/TIME – Sunday 14th April 2019, 16:15 (Spanish Time)
STADIUM – Anoeta
COMPETITION – La Liga
In terms of what’s at stake, this is perhaps the least significant game of the weekend in La Liga. However it is a Basque derby and Eibar fans will feel as though they’ve never had a better chance of winning a top flight game at Anoeta. Just one point separates the sides in the current standings. With Sociedad having some significant selection problems, Eibar will fancy this but they have only managed to win once on the road so far this term in La Liga.
La Real will have to do without their most prolific striker Willian Jose here. He saw red at Vigo last time out and that would prove a turning point in the game as Celta came back to win. The likes of Kévin Rodrigues and Asier Illarramendi are out injured and they have a number of doubts so it will again be something of a patched up Sociedad side that takes to the field and they have struggled during this period where they’ve been short on numbers.
Eibar meanwhile have the odd selection problem of their own with Ruben Pena and Ivan Ramis definitely out through injury. They don’t tend to mix things up from a tactical perspective too often though so everyone will know their roles. The wing play of Marc Cucurella and Fabian Orellana is key to their threat and it’s likely to be a busy day for the Sociedad full-backs as a result.
This being a derby should prevent this having an end of season feel. However as we approach the end of the campaign, there is a chance these two sides will start to wind down with a mid-table finish now looking virtually certain for both whatever the outcome here.
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Real Sociedad vs Eibar Predictions
Score Prediction: 2-2 Draw
Betting Tip: Draw @ 3.5 with Spin Palace Sports (18+)
Sociedad haven’t really convinced at home all season and with a few injuries to key men, Eibar are well capable of leaving here with a point. It might not be any more than that though as they have a knack of drawing games they probably could win, particularly away with just a solitary away success this term.
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Real Sociedad vs Eibar H2H
- Last 6 meetings: 3 Eibar Wins, 1 Sociedad Win, 2 Draws.
- Eibar have lost on 3 of their 4 top flight visits to San Sebastian.
- However they were 2-1 winners in the reverse meeting earlier this season.
- The last 2 meetings at Anoeta have both produced 4 goals in total.
One to Watch – Joan Jordan
According to Marca, #Arsenal have identified Eibar midfielder Joan Jordan as a possible replacement for Aaron Ramsey. He has a €15m buyout clause in his contract which expires in a year. pic.twitter.com/fEAIOqNba8
— Gurjit (@GurjitAFC) March 28, 2019
With Asier Illarramendi out for Sociedad, Joan Jordan is the man most capable of dictating the play in the middle of the park in this game.
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Predicted Line Ups
Real Sociedad Team:
Rulli – Zaldua, Llorente, Elustondo, Munoz – Sangalli, Zubeldia, Pardo – Oyarzabal, Bautista, Sandro (4-3-3)
Dmitrovic – Cote, Oliveira, Bigas, Blasis – Cucurella, Jordan, Escalante, Orellana – Enrich, Charles (4-4-2)
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