Real Sociedad and Espanyol play at Estadio Municipal de Anoeta in a match of the 19th round of the Primera Division. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 5 games. However, the last time they met at this stadium was on 23-10-2017, in a game for the Primera Division that ended in a draw for (1-1). The goals of the match were scored by Illarramendi (69 ') for Real Sociedad and by Léo Baptistão (9') for Espanyol. In this match the home factor may play an important role, as Espanyol has significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Analysis of Real Sociedad
The home team is currently in 11th place with 22 points earned after 6 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, lost at home to Alavés by (0-1). In the last match, he won away to Real Madrid by (0-2). This is a little affected by the home factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches has recorded 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 defeats as a visitor, with 16 goals scored and 15 conceded, against 7 victories , 3 draws and 5 defeats at home, with 26 goals scored and 16 conceded. The team arrives at this meeting after a draw with Betis (0-0). For the championship, Real Sociedad won 6 points in 24 chances, after 1 win, 3 draws and 4 losses in the last 8 games that played in his stadium. In the matches played in his championship stadium, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 'was 0-1, which occurred in 3 of his 8 matches. The team conceded goals to their opponents in 7 of their last 10 games in this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. In their home matches for the competition there is a tendency towards few goals, since 4 of the last 8 that disputed finished with Less than 1.5 goals. In 18 games in this competition, only got 2 turns on the scoreboard in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 10 home games in all competitions there are 1 highlights: scored 3 of his 8 goals between the minutes (0'-15 ').
The Real Sociedad arrives from a goalless draw away from home in the first confrontation before Betis, which is valid for the round of 16 of the King's Cup. Turning their attention to the Spanish championship, in their domains the team has encountered great difficulties to win , meaning only one win followed by three draws and four losses. In these conditions it has left to be desired mainly of offensive form after to mark in average only 0.75 goals and suffer in average 1.12 goals per game. In this duel the squad must act in the 4-2-3-1, aiming in this way defensive organization and the exits for the attack through the sides. Highlight for Mikel Oyarzabal with five goals scored. For the confrontation the coach does not have Martín Merquelanz, Andoni Gorosabel and Sandro Ramírez, all injured.
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Analysis of Espanyol
After 7 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses, the visiting team is in 8th place, having won 24 points. In the last match, he beat Leganes at home (1-0), after having lost in the last match in a match against Atletico Madrid (1-0). This is a stronger team when playing in his stadium, because in the last 30 games he has 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In the last game that played, for the Copa del Rey, tied with Villarreal away by (2-2). In the last 9 away games for the championship, Espanyol has 1 win, 3 draws and 5 losses, having won 6 points out of 27. In his league appearances as a visitor the most frequent result in the break was 0-1 (5 out of 9 matches). Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 18 games in this competition, he never managed to get back on the scoring in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 12 away games for all competitions there are 2 periods that stand out: scored 6 of his 11 goals between minutes (31'-45 '); suffered 6 of his 17 goals in minutes (46'-60 ').
Espanyol also comes from a commitment to the King's Cup, having tied in the first encounter of the octaves by 2-2 against Villarreal in a duel played outside their domains. Already for the La Liga, away from home has encountered enormous difficulty, because in nine matches played, triumphed only once, also with three draws and with the defeat in its majority, five in total. In these conditions he presented an average of 0.89 goals scored and an average of 1.44 goals conceded, demonstrating in this way that it is leaving to be desired in both sectors.
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