The La Liga tie at Reale Seguros Stadium on on Sunday sees home team Real Sociedad up against Elche.
Ranked as number four in the La Liga standings, Real Sociedad, have so far collected 45 points this season, while Elche collected 13 points. This puts them up as number 20 after 25 rounds.
Following some poor performances in this La Liga campaign recently, Real Sociedad desperately need points from the match against Elche to get back on track.
Real Sociedad only average a modest 1.2 goals per game in their last ten matches in this tournament, in which they scored 12 goals. They also conceded seven for an average of 0.7 per game. They kept their opponents from scoring four times.
Elche scored nine goals, conceded 16 and kept their opponents from scoring once in ten matches.
Real Sociedad go into their encounter with fond memories, as they won 2-1 and 1-0 the last two times they played Elche.
Real Sociedad vs Elche Prediction
Real Sociedad Form
Real Sociedad claimed two points in their previous three matches, where they lost 2-0 against Roma. They took a point in a1-1 draw with Mallorca, before also drawing 0-0 with Roma. Real Sociedad claimed a modest two wins in their past six home matches in the La Liga. They also drew three and lost one, scored seven goals and conceded four.
In their last three matches, Elche lost 2-3 against Real Betis, won 0-1 against Mallorca, and drew 1-1 with Real Valladolid. Elche claimed just one win from the last six away games in the La Liga. They also drew one and were defeated four times, as they were outscored by 12 goals to three.
Real Sociedad, as well as Elche, have been keeping things tight in recent matches with goals few and far between. This suggests a close encounter shy on goals is on the cards on Sunday.
Real Sociedad took 27 points from their last 15 encounters with teams from the bottom half of the La Liga table. This amounts to eight wins after scoring 21 times and conceding 15. Elche scored ten goals and conceded 32 in their last 14 encounters with teams in the top half of the La Liga. This lead to two wins and eight points. Real Sociedad are looking at a record of 13 wins, six draws and six defeats in the La Liga this season. Elche so far pulled off two wins, seven draws and 16 defeats in the La Liga.
Real Sociedad vs Elche Stats
- In 25 of the last 27 Real Sociedad home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 13 of the last 15 Real Sociedad matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In 10 of the last 11 Real Sociedad home matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In 13 of the last 15 Real Sociedad matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Real Sociedad have not won 8 of the last 9 matches
- In 9 of the last 10 Elche away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Elche have conceded in 13 of the last 15 matches
- Elche have not won 10 of the last 12 matches
- Elche have not won 5 of the last 6 away matches
- Elche have conceded in 5 of the last 6 away matches
Real Sociedad vs Elche Squads
Real Sociedad Squad
Imanol Alguacil will choose the starting lineup for the upcoming game against Elche from the players listed below (the information in the brackets refers to goals scored and matches played in the La Liga this season):
Alex Remiro (0/25), Andoni Zubiaurre (0/0), Unai Marrero (0/0), Aihen Munoz (0/12), Alex Sola (0/9), Andoni Gorosabel (0/15), Aritz Elustondo (0/16), Diego Rico (0/18), Jon Pacheco (0/10), Robin Le Normand (0/22), Urko Gonzalez (0/0), Ander Guevara (0/5), Ander Martin (0/0), Asier Illarramendi (1/15), Benat Turrientes (0/6), Brais Mendez (7/24), David Silva (1/18), Igor Zubeldia (1/20), Jon Magunazelaia (0/0), Martin Merquelanz (0/0), Martin Zubimendi (1/24), Mikel Merino (1/21), Mikel Oyarzabal (2/11), Pablo Marin (0/9), Robert Navarro (0/16), Alexander Soerloth (9/21), Ander Barrenetxea (1/10), Carlos Fernandez (1/15), Mohamed-Ali Cho (0/10), Takefusa Kubo (4/22), Umar Sadiq (3/5).
This is the full squad of players that the Elche head coach Machin will select from for his starting XI:
Axel Werner (0/0), Edgar Badia (0/25), Jesus Lopez (0/0), Carlos Clerc (0/20), Diego Gonzalez (0/14), Enzo Roco (0/19), Gonzalo Verdu (1/11), Helibelton Palacios (0/19), Jose Angel Carmona (3/17), Lautaro Blanco (0/7), Lisandro Magallan (0/7), Nicolas Fernandez (0/11), Pedro Bigas (0/19), Pol Lirola (1/9), Alejandro Alfaro (0/0), Alex Collado (1/9), Gerard Gumbau (0/23), John Nwankwo (0/3), Josan (1/15), Omar Mascarell (0/22), Pape Cheikh (0/1), Randy Nteka (0/15), Raul Guti (0/19), Rodrigo Mendoza (0/0), Tete Morente (1/19), Tobias Christensen (0/0), Ezequiel Ponce (3/24), Fidel (1/15), Lucas Boye (3/23), Pere Milla (6/19).
Real Sociedad vs Elche Team News
Real Sociedad might be looking at four missing players for their upcoming assignment against Elche.
Alex Sola, Carlos Fernandez, Umar Sadiq and Martin Merquelanz nurses various injuries and won't take part for Real Sociedad against Elche at Reale Seguros Stadium.
Elche are juggling with three absent players on on Sunday when travelling to Real Sociedad.
Alex Collado, Josan and John Nwankwo all face a spell on the sidelines for Elche due to various injuries.
Real Sociedad vs Elche Lineups
Real Sociedad vs Elche H2H
Real Sociedad hope to extend their grip on Elche, whom they outclassed in their last two meetings, winning 2-1 and 1-0, respectively. Real Sociedad generally have the upper hand against Elche, offering a fine 7-1-1 winning record before their next encounter. The bookies best betting odds on a home win are at 2/5.
Real Sociedad vs Elche Results
Both teams found the back of the net two times in the last nine matches between Real Sociedad and Elche.
Real Sociedad vs Elche Betting Tips
Despite having scored only one times in his last 6 league matches, Alexander Soerloth has actually netted nine goals during this La Liga season. He will surely want to add some more until the end of the campaign, and the upcoming match against outsiders Elche should be a good opportunity for him to improve on his recent goalscoring ratio. In short, siding with Alexander Soerloth to add another goal this season should be a bet to consider.
Goals could at a premium at Reale Seguros Stadium, as only two of the 10 most recent La Liga matches here for Real Sociedad saw over 2.5 goals. In seven of the previous 10 league games away for Elche the match had over 2.5 goals.
Over 2.5 goals happened four times in the past nine encounters between Real Sociedad and Elche, with Real Sociedad scoring 1.87 goals on average per game. Elche averaged 0.33 goals, while both teams scored two times. Over 2.5 goals happened in one of Real Sociedad’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They pulled off an average of 0.5 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in four of the last ten outings for Elche, who managed to score 0.9 times in those matches.