Almeria vs. Real Sociedad – Preview, Prediction, Team news, Lineups

In an anticipated faceoff, Real Sociedad aims to reclaim victory in La Liga as they travel to Almeria. While Sociedad sits seventh in the league, Almeria struggles at the bottom with just three points from 12 games.

Match Preview:

Almeria, languishing at the bottom, seeks their first La Liga win, having accumulated merely three points from 12 games. Their defensive frailty, conceding 32 goals, remains a significant concern.

In contrast, Real Sociedad arrives following a 3-1 Champions League triumph over Benfica, securing their spot in the knockout round. Despite inconsistency in La Liga, Sociedad holds the top spot in Group D.

Team Form:

Almeria La Liga Form: L, D, L, L, L, L

Almeria All Competitions Form: D, L, L, L, W, L

Real Sociedad La Liga Form: W, W, L, W, D, L

Real Sociedad All Competitions Form: W, W, D, W, L, W

Team News:

Almeria faces injury setbacks with Ibrahima Kone, Luis Suarez, Marc Pubill, and Martin Svidersky sidelined.

Coach Garitano may introduce changes, with Sergio Arribas and Adri Embarba expected to feature.

Real Sociedad contends with injuries to Traore, Pacheco, Silva, Tierney, and Merquelanz, along with suspensions for Zubeldia and Mendez.

Defensive adjustments are anticipated, with Elustondo and Turrientes likely to play pivotal roles.

Possible Starting Lineups:

Almeria:

  • Maximiano;
  • Mendes, Chumi, Gonzalez, Akieme;
  • Lopy, Robertone;
  • Arribas, Embarba, Ramazani;
  • Baptistao

Real Sociedad:

  • Remiro;
  • Odriozola, Elustondo, Le Normand, Munoz;
  • Turrientes, Merino, Zubimendi;
  • Kubo, Oyarzabal, Barrenetxea

Prediction: Almeria 0-2 Real Sociedad

Almeria’s struggle makes predicting anything but an away win challenging. Real Sociedad, though possibly fatigued, boasts superior quality, making them the likely victors against statistically the weakest side in the division.

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