Real Sociedad aims for a third consecutive win across all competitions as they host Sevilla in La Liga on Sunday afternoon.
The home side currently sits sixth in La Liga with 22 points from 13 matches, while Sevilla occupies the 12th position with 12 points but holds a game in hand.
Real Sociedad has managed six wins, four draws, and three losses in La Liga this season, accumulating 22 points.
Imanol Alguacil’s team is six points behind fourth-placed Atletico Madrid and needs consistency to stay in the top-four race.
They’ve secured their spot in the Champions League knockout stage and recently claimed a 3-1 victory against Almeria in La Liga before the international break.
Despite their recent win, they need to find consistency in La Liga.
Sevilla, on the other hand, drew 1-1 against Real Betis in their last outing, continuing their trend of draws with five consecutive draws in the league.
They have two wins, six draws, and four losses this season, earning 12 points in 12 matches.
Sevilla sits at the bottom of their Champions League group and has struggled to secure wins in La Liga.
Despite their drawn games, they have only suffered one defeat in the league since September.
Real Sociedad will miss Carlos Fernandez, Mikel Oyarzabal, and Martin Merquelanz due to injuries. However, Brais Mendez and Igor Zubeldia are back from suspensions and are expected to feature.
Oyarzabal’s absence will allow Takefusa Kubo to return, while Sevilla will miss Marcao and Alfonso Pastor due to injuries and have Nemanja Gudelj suspended.
Rafa Mir, Mariano Diaz, and Youssef En-Nesyri are all potential striking options for Sevilla, with En-Nesyri likely to start.
Real Sociedad possible starting lineup:(4-3-3)
Traore, Zubeldia, Le Normand, Munoz;
Zubimendi, Mendez, Merino;
Kubo, Sadiq, Barrenetxea
Sevilla possible starting lineup:(4-3-3)
Navas, Bade, Ramos, Pedrosa;
Soumare, Sow, Rakitic;
Ocampos, En-Nesyri, Lukebakio
Prediction: Real Sociedad 2-1 Sevilla
Real Sociedad aims for a victory despite missing Oyarzabal. Sevilla’s run of draws might continue, but Sociedad has the quality to secure a win at home.