La Liga Preview: Espanyol vs. Real Sociedad

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Updated: October 2, 2014
RCD Espanyol

Match Date: 05 October 2014 (local time)

Venue: Estadi Cornellà-El Prat

 

On the verge of desperation, Real Sociedad is in dire need of a victory. The La Liga giant is having a difficult time clinching victories since the season started. This caused them to stumble into the bottom part of the top-flight league table, struggling and hungry for a win.

 

The contenders

Espanyol

Espanyol’s scoreless stalemate against the newly-promoted Cordoba caused a significant drop in the club’s rank. Occupying the 12th spot of the table, there is a possibility for them to experience a steady decline should they fail to remedy, Sergio Garcia’s absence.
Garcia, who is one of Espanyol’s scoring machines, suffered a double wrist fracture during the Cordoba face-off. It is still unsure if he can play against Real Sociedad, but the rest of the Espanyol crew is positive that he can return to training soon.

 

Despite the said injury, Espanyol, considering the fact that they have abetter rank and form as of the moment is the match’s certified online betting favorite.

 

Real Sociedad

Indeed, it is quite unexpected to see Real Sociedad struggle at the bottom part of the league table. But this is one of the realities of football that the team must confront.

 

So far, La Real has only won once. The club thrives via the stalemates, which is not a good sign. As explained by its goalkeeper Enaut Zubikarai, the club should try to go back to its winning ways to ensure a strong finish.

 

Possible head turners

With Garcia’s absence, expect Christian Stuani to double his efforts just to collect more wins for Espanyol.

 

Prediction

Espanyol 2-1 Real Sociedad

 

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