The 2020-21 edition of La Liga is back in action with another round of matches this weekend as Real Sociedad take on SD Eibar at the Municipal de Ipurua on Monday. The two teams have experienced contrasting fortunes this season and will want to win this game.
SD Eibar are rooted to the bottom of the La Liga standings at the moment and will need a miracle to avoid relegation this season. The home side suffered a 4-1 defeat against Granada during the week and cannot afford a similar result on Monday.
Real Sociedad, on the other hand, have exceeded expectations this season and currently find themselves in fifth place in the league table. The Basque giants edged Celta Vigo to a 2-1 victory in their previous game and will have to be wary of an upset in this match.
SD Eibar vs Real Sociedad Head-to-Head
Real Sociedad have a good record against SD Eibar and have won seven games out of a total of 20 matches played between the two teams. SD Eibar have managed five victories against Real Sociedad and can trouble their opponents in this fixture.
The reverse fixture between the two Basque sides took place in December last year and ended in a hard-fought 1-1 draw. Real Sociedad struggled to break their opponents down on the day and will have to take it up a notch on Monday.
SD Eibar form guide in La Liga: L-L-L-L-D
Real Sociedad form guide in La Liga: W-L-D-D-L
SD Eibar vs Real Sociedad Team News
Pape Diop served his suspension against Atletico Madrid and is available for this game. Edu Exposito, Rober Correa, and Pedro Bigas are yet to regain their fitness and are unlikely to be risked in this match,
Doubtful: Edu Exposito, Rober Correa, Pedro Bigas, Yoshinori Muto
Real Sociedad have several injury concerns to account for with Aihen Munoz, Asier Illarramendi, Mikel Merino and Luca Sangalli ruled out of this game. Carlos Fernandez and Aritz Elustondo are suspended and will be excluded from the squad.
Injured: Aihen Munoz, Luca Sangalli, Asier Illarramendi, Mikel Merino
Doubtful: Martin Merquelanz, Miguel Angel Moya, Joseba Zaldua, David Silva
Suspended: Carlos Fernandez, Aritz Elustondo
SD Eibar vs Real Sociedad Predicted XI
SD Eibar Predicted XI (4-3-3): Marko Dmitrovic; Cote, Anaitz Arbilla, Paulo Oliveira, Alejandro Pozo; Pape Diop, Miguel Angel Atienza, Recio; Bryan Gil, Pedro Leon, Kike Garcia
Real Sociedad Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Alex Remiro; Nacho Monreal, Robin Le Normand, Igor Zubeldia, Andoni Gorosabel; Martin Zubimendi, Ander Guevara; Mikel Oyarzabal, Jon Guridi, Portu; Alexander Isak
SD Eibar vs Real Sociedad Prediction
Real Sociedad have to make do without most of their star players in this game and will be wary of an upset. The likes of Mikel Oyarzabal and Alexander Isak have had a massive impact on La Real’s fortunes this season and are their team’s best players at the moment.
SD Eibar have endured a dismal La Liga campaign so far and will likely need to win all their remaining games this season. Real Sociedad are the better team on paper, however, and should be able to take all three points away from this fixture.
Prediction: SD Eibar 0-3 Real Sociedad