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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(68) 40 Goals 31 (45)
(44) 30 Assists 24 (29)
(6.8) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.7 (6.6)
27.1 Average Age 31.8
182.4 Average Height (cm) 180.3
(1) 1.2 Shots pg 1.1 (0.9)
(51%) 51% Aerial Duel Success 46% (47%)
(0.6) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.5)
(1.6) 1.5 Tackles pg 1.7 (1.4)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in LIGA BBVA.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Markel Bergara Out 6.85
Iñigo Martínez Out 6.93
Daniel Estrada Out 6.38
Mikel González Out 7.02
Claudio Bravo Doubtful 6.81
Liassine Cadamuro Out 6.63
Player Reason Status Rating
Laure Out 6.88
Ayoze Díaz Out 6.41
Abel Aguilar Out 7.08

Team News

  • Real Sociedad's unbeaten streak came to an end in a thrilling 4-3 defeat to Real Madrid last weekend.
  • And it wasn't just the result that went wrong for Philippe Montanier's men at the Bernabeu as three quarters of his back four are suspended after Dani Estrada was sent-off and Mikel Gonzalez and Inigo Martinez picked up yellow cards which have taken them over the disciplinary limit.
  • Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo is also a doubt with a muscular problem but Asier Illarramendi should return to the midfield after overcoming the gastroenteritis that hampered his participation last weekend.
  • Deportivo, meanwhile, got off to the best possible start under new manager Domingos Paciencia with a 1-0 win over Malaga.
  • The Portuguese coach will, however, be forced into at least one change from the side that started last time out as Abel Aguilar is suspended, so Juan Carlos Valeron or Javier Camunas may return with Andre Santos dropping into a deeper role.
  • Laure and Ayoze are also still out so Evaldo and Manuel Pablo are expected to continue at full-back.

Prediction

  • Last weekend was only the fourth time this season that Depor have kept a clean sheet and they will probably have to exploit Sociedad's defensive troubles if they are to take anything from Anoeta.
  • Sociedad have plenty of variety in their attack with the likes of Vela, Griezmann and Prieto - who had the rare honour of scoring a hat-trick at the Bernabeu last weekend - and back on home soil you would expect them to get their challenge for a European place back on track.
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