Real Sociedad vs Espanyol
Spain – Copa del Rey
Date: Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Reale Seguros Stadium (San Sebastian).
Espanyol have secured the bragging rights just twice in their last ten visits to this stadium. With the visitors yet to get into the stride this season, count on Real Sociedad to give Espanyol a run for their money.
Real Sociedad vs Espanyol Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous encounter witnessed Real Sociedad post a 3-1 victory.
- All but one of their past four fixtures have featured over 2.5 goals on the final scorecards.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in four of their last five meetings.
- Two of their previous ten clashes have ended as a tie.
- Espanyol have registered the win in three of their past ten matchups. (W-3, D-2, L-5)
Real Sociedad vs Espanyol Prediction
Real Sociedad pulled off a resounding win over Ceuta in the previous round by slotting no less than four unanswered goals to their name. The hosts were certainly in the mood in that latter matchup and went on to take twenty-three shots at goal, ten of which were right on target.
Interestingly, their counterparts finished the ninety minutes with just ten measly efforts at goal, none of which could work the goalkeeper.
On the other hand, Espanyol breezed past San Sebastian Reyes with a comfortable 2-0 scoreline in their respective Copa Del Rey matchup. The guests are now on a two-match winning streak and are unbeaten in their past three games in all competitions as well.
Be that as it may, it needs saying that the visiting contingent are yet to ensure consistency in their campaign overall. Furthermore, with just three wins to their name, Espanyol have been branded as the worst team back in the La Liga.
In sharp contrast, Real Sociedad are currently one among the top six sides in the top flight. It is also worth mentioning that the hosts have stumbled just thrice in their past ten games at home.
Taking into account that they have not been at the losing end in any of their previous three clashes with this foe here either, Espanyol’s chances of a win, in this one, are certainly looking bleak.
In addition, the hosts have been found napping at the back far too many times on home soil. Miserably, they have not kept a clean sheet here since their 3-0 win over Alaves back in September.
Meanwhile, Espanyol’s frontline have not failed to deliver in their recent outings. They have scored four goals from their past two alone. To top it off, both teams have had their names on the scoresheet in each of their last four h2h fixtures here.
Hence, count on Espanyol to bag a consolation goal this week.
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