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Alaves vs Real Sociedad Prediction & Betting tips
Before the kick-off for the 30th matchday of the Spanish LaLiga starts on Friday, the previous matchday 29 ends with two games. In addition to the top game between Real Madrid and the bats of Valencia CF, there is also a prestigious derby in the Basque Country. In the Mendizorrotza Stadium, Alaves and Real Sociedad face off.
At the re-start during the week, both teams missed a complete success. For the home side from Alaves, which are in the middle of the table, the opening defeat had no major impact. A look at the LaLiga table still shows a comfortable seven point lead over the first relegation zone.
Bitter was the point loss for Real Sociedad de San Sebastian, who had to make do with a draw in the home game against Osasuna. The Basques are fighting to return to Europe and can even dream of the premier class. However, a strong finish is required for this. A win in the derby could underpin fourth place in the table.
The chances for this are very good, if you believe the currently offered odds between Alaves and Real Sociedad. The game starts on Thursday evening at 18:30 p.m.
A year ago, the Basque people could dream of returning to Europe. The underdog played big over long stretches, but the team of head coach Abelardo ran out of steam in the season finish. A weak season finish made it eleventh and finally the club and head coach parted ways.
His successor Asier Garitano nevertheless took on a difficult legacy and has so far not been able to fill in the big footsteps. Compared to the previous year, Alaves had twelve points less on the credit side after 28 game days.
There were no European dreams this season. After all, the situation in the relegation battle is relatively comfortable and seven points ahead is a comfortable cushion. However, there is no doubt that points are still needed to ensure that this situation does not change.
In the first game after the long forced break, the team made a guest appearance at Espanyol Barcelona and suffered a 0-2 defeat against the bottom. The main responsibility was the otherwise strong goalkeeper Fernando Pacheco. It looked like he was forgetting the rules during the long break.
Pacheco came out of the 16 after a long ball in minute 19 and caught it with both hands. Unfortunately, however, it had run out just under four meters and was consequently removed from the field.
The Pacheco loss weighs heavily, but the renewed failure of top scorer Lucas Perez would be even more serious. The veteran has already scored eleven goals, but was not on the weekend. On Wednesday, however, he was able to train with the team again, but an assignment will still be a race against the clock.
Based on these failures or question marks, a forecast on the home side between Alaves and Real Sociedad appears to be extremely risky.
The Basques from Sociedad are undoubtedly one of the big surprises this season and have realistic chances of crowning a bear-strong year with qualification for the UEFA Champions League. Last season, RSSS had eleven points less than currently after 28 match days.
The team is currently in excellent fourth place in the table and could further extend their lead over the competition after Getafe’s point loss on Tuesday evening. However, Atletico Madrid is still a top club in wait.
Even if, for example, top talent Martin Ödegaard is only borrowed from Real Madrid and will probably no longer appear in the Basque jersey in 2020/21, the club has a team that should continue to be a lot of fun in the future. A large part of the squad is only in their early 20s and convinces with pleasant, attractive football.
You will hear a lot more from captain Mikel Oyarzabal, ex-BVB player Alexander Isak or even just 18-year-old Ander Barrenetxea.
At the re-start, however, the team missed a complete success and had to settle for a 1-1 draw in the home game against Osasuna. After a deficit, resulting from a penalty, the deserved equalizer scored in the second section.
After the top game against Real Madrid is on the program next Sunday, a success in the derby is of great importance. With a 6-2-6 record, RSSS has a balanced statistics abroad. In terms of quality, the advantages are in fourth place. In this respect, the prognosis for an away win between Alaves and Real Sociedad seems promising.
The Basques would actually have two chances for an international start ticket. This is not only possible through the league, but the Alguacil team is still in the final of the Spanish Copa del Rey. For the first time in history, the King’s Cup marks the endgame of the two traditional Basque clubs Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad de San Sebastian.
As a result, both teams made an application to the association to postpone the final indefinitely. The international starting place is given to enable the final to be played in front of fans. In times when everything feels like money, an almost unique step of the two teams that deserves the greatest respect.
Alaves vs Real Sociedad head to head matches
26.09.19 LL Real Sociedad Alaves 3 : 0
05.09.19 CF Real Sociedad Alaves 0 : 0
31.07.19 CF Real Sociedad Alaves 1 : 0
04.05.19 LL Alaves Real Sociedad 0 : 1
21.12.18 LL Real Sociedad Alaves 0 : 1