Take a look at the latest form and team news for both sides:
Sevilla have been solid all season and can look on with pride on what they have managed to achieve in La Liga so far. They have lost only twice all season. Minus their penchant for drawing matches, they should be much closer to Real Madrid than they currently are. They remain in continental competition and travel to West Ham before this fixture.
In 28 league games, they have 15 wins, 11 draws (only one behind Cadiz’s league-high tally of 12), and 2 losses, scoring 40 goals and conceding 19 (the lowest goals conceded in La Liga). They have 2 wins, and 3 draws in their last 5 matches, further underlining their draw record. Rafa Mir is Sevilla’s leading goalscorer with 8 goals.
For their team news, Sevilla still have at six players out with different injuries. Karim Rekik, Fernando, Suso, Papu Gomez, Diego Carlos, and Gonzalo Montiel remain injured and will likely miss Real Sociedad’s visit.
Real Sociedad’s early-season form (a 17-match unbeaten run) has been their best this season, and although they still grind out results from time to time, the inconsistency is telling. They have 4 wins, 4 draws, and 2 losses in their last 10 matches in all competitions and have been struggling with scoring goals, especially in the league.
With 29 goals scored and 29 conceded in La Liga, Sociedad sit in 6th position with 47 points from 28 games. They have 13 wins, 8 draws, and 7 losses, and with 3 wins and 2 draws in their last 5, they appear to be on an upward trajectory going into this fixture. Mikel Oyarzarbal has scored the most goals for Sociedad in La Liga this season with 9 and contributed 3 assists.
For Sociedad’s injuries and suspensions, Nacho Monreal, Carlos Fernandez, and Ander Barrenetxea remain on the sidelines with long-term injuries. At the same time, Aihen Nunez is a doubt for the trip to Seville.