Real Sociedad and Valencia face at Reale Arena, in a match for the 4 th round of the La Liga. At this stadium, the head ‑ to ‑ head history favors the home team, since they have a record of 3 wins and 2 losses in the last 5 matches. Sure enough, the last time these teams met at this stadium, on 22‑02‑2020, in a match for the La Liga, Real Sociedad won by (3‑0). The goals of the match were scored by Nacho Monreal (45 '), A. Januzaj (48') and Mikel Merino (12 ') for Real Sociedad. The home advantage may play an important role in this match, since Valencia presents significant differences between home and away results.
The home team is currently in 3rd place, with 5 points won, after 1 win and 2 draws. In the penultimate match, they drew at home to Real Madrid by (0‑0). In the last match, they have won an away match against Elche by (0‑3). This is a team that maintains its performance when playing away from its stadium, since in the last 30 games it registers 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. Real Sociedad has won 3, drawn 4 and lost 3 of their last 10 home matches for all competitions. His attack has scored regularly, since he managed to finish in 7 of the last 10 games.
Real Sociedad enters this game motivated after a victory, by 0-3, in the trip to the field of Elche, adding in this way the third consecutive meeting without losing in La Liga: the goals of the team were signed by Adnan Januzaj, Portu and Roberto López. In this match against Valencia, coach Imanol Alguacil is expected to play in 4-3-3 favoring defensive organization and counterattacks by the flanks: Portu and Oyarzabal are very fast and strong on the counterattack. On the other hand, David Silva is the great organizer of the offensive process, and this player has great technical quality and vision of the game. For this game the coach cannot count on Igor Zubeldia, Zaldua, Guridi, Merquelanz, Illarramendi and Sangalli, players who are recovering from injury.
The visiting team is currently in 4th place, with 4 points won,
after 1 victory, 1 draw and 1 defeat. In the penultimate match, they
lost away to Celta de Vigo by (2‑1). In the last match, they tied at
home for Huesca by (1‑1). This is a team affected by the home factor,
which is stronger when they play with the support of their fans, since
in the last 30 games they have recorded 1 win, 4 draws and 10 losses as a
visitor, with a total of 7 goals scored and 25 conceded. At home, he
won 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses, with a total of 27 goals scored and
16 conceded. In the last 10 away matches Valencia drew 3 and lost 7. The
team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 games, so their
defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, since
they managed to score in 7 of the last 10 games.
Valencia's team enters this game with a 1-1 draw against Huesca, thus adding the second consecutive game without winning in this competition: Wass scored the only goal of the team. Note that the visitors won only the first game against Levante. In this trip to the field of Real Sociedad, the coach Javi Gracia should adopt a tactical system similar to the last game, that is, the 4-4-2, privileging the defensive organization and counterattacks by the flanks. The midfielder Uros Racic is the main game organizer, and this owner has a great pass quality and vision of the game. Mazi Gómez is one of Valencia's top scorers with 2 goals scored. Gabriel Paulista, Carlos Soler and Mangala are absent from this game due to injury.
Mikel Merino has assisted the most goals for Real Sociedad with 2. Kang In Lee is Valencia CF's biggest assister (2).
A year ago, Real Sociedad were number 13 in the table with 4 points. Now they are number 3 with 5 points.
A year ago, Valencia CF were number 10 in the table with 4 points. Now they are number 5 with 4 points.
Real Sociedad haven't lost in their last 4 games.
Real Sociedad have played 4 home matches in a row without winning.
The most common result of matches between Real Sociedad and Valencia CF when Real Sociedad is playing at home is 1-1. 4 matches have ended with this result.
The most common result of matches between Real Sociedad and Valencia CF is 1-0. 6 matches have ended with this result.
Real Sociedad wins 1st half in 27% of their matches, Valencia CF in 18% of their matches.
Real Sociedad wins 27% of halftimes, Valencia CF wins 18%.
Valencia CF's performance of the last 5 matches is better than Real Sociedad's.
Valencia CF have lost just 1 of their last 5 LaLiga games against Real Sociedad.
Real Sociedad have won just 1 of their last 5 LaLiga games against Valencia CF.
Valencia CF have lost just 1 of their last 5 games against Real Sociedad (in all competitions).
In the last 5 meetings Real Sociedad won 1, Valencia CF won 2, 2 draws.
The winner of their last meeting was Real Sociedad.
On their last meeting Real Sociedad won by 3 goals.
Real Sociedad scores 1 goals in a match against Valencia CF and Valencia CF scores 0.8 goals against Real Sociedad (on average).
Real Sociedad scores 1.68 goals when playing at home and Valencia CF scores 0.88 goals when playing away (on average).
Average number of goals in meetings between Real Sociedad and Valencia CF is 1.8.
When Real Sociedad leads 1-0 at home, they win in 66% of their matches.
When Valencia CF leads 0-1 away, they win in 42% of their matches.
When Real Sociedad is down 0-1 home, they win 25% of their matches.
When Valencia CF is down 1-0 away, they win 17% of their matches.
Average number of goals in the first half in meetings between Real Sociedad and Valencia CF is 0.8.
During the last 24 meetings with Real Sociedad playing at home, Real Sociedad have won 8 times, there have been 8 draws while Valencia CF have won 8 times. The goal difference is 33-27 in favour of Real Sociedad.
Last season's matches: 3-0 (Real Sociedad at home) and 1-1 (Valencia CF at home).
During the last 48 meetings, Real Sociedad have won 15 times, there have been 14 draws while Valencia CF have won 19 times. The goal difference is 71-62 in favour of Valencia CF.
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