Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(68) 53 Goals 34 (49)
(44) 34 Assists 23 (33)
(6.8) 7 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.5)
26.7 Average Age 29.4
182.9 Average Height (cm) 178.7
(1) 1.2 Shots pg 1.3 (1)
(51%) 52% Aerial Duel Success 45% (48%)
(0.6) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.9)
(1.8) 1.5 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.6)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in LIGA BBVA.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Liassine Cadamuro Out 6.57
Markel Bergara Out 6.8
Gorka Elustondo Out 6.63
Antoine Griezmann Doubtful 7.1
David Zurutuza Doubtful 6.91
Player Reason Status Rating
Rodri Out 6.19

Team News

  • Real Sociedad picked up their first win on the road this season with a 2-1 success away at Malaga last time out and are now looking to turn around their home form after two successive 1-0 defeats.
  • The Basques will be boosted by the return of Claudio Bravo after nearly two months out with a broken forearm, but top-scorer Antoine Griezmann is still doubtful with a thigh injury.
  • Imanol Agirretxe is also expected to reclaim his place in favour of Diego Ifran, but Ruben Pardo should continue in midfield in the absence of Markel Bergara.
  • Rayo made it back-to-back wins with a 3-2 victory over Celta Vigo last weekend to move into seventh.
  • Leo Baptistao and Piti were again among the goals as the Madrid side staged a stunning second-half fightback from 2-0 down and Paco Jemez is expected to name the same XI that started against Celta.

Prediction

  • The Sociedad squad always contained far too much talent to be in the precarious position they were and as they continue to get their big players back they will rise into the top-half of the table.
  • Rayo's revival in recent weeks has been hugely entertaining to watch but they still concede far too many goals to be assured of safety at the end of the season and the likes of Carlos Vela, Chori Castro and Griezmann, if he is fit, should be able to exploit their weaknesses at the back.
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