La Liga match Espanyol vs Real Sociedad Prediction
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The 2022-23 edition of La Liga is back in action with another round of matches this week as Espanyol lock horns with an impressive Real Sociedad outfit in an important clash at the Estadio Cornella el Prat on Monday.
Real Sociedad are currently in third place in the La Liga standings and have been in impressive form so far this season. La Real slumped to a shock 1-0 defeat at the hands of Real Valladolid in their previous game and will need to bounce back this week.
Espanyol In La Liga
Espanyol, on the other hand, are in 17th place in the league table at the moment and have struggled to meet expectations this season. The Catalan outfit played out a 1-1 draw against Osasuna last week and will need to take it up a notch in this fixture.
Espanyol finished 14th in La Liga last season after returning to the top tier, and they will be bidding to avoid dropping into the Segunda Division for the second time in three campaigns.
Last time out, Diego Martinez’s side came from behind to secure a point against Osasuna, with Martin Braithwaite cancelling out an opener from Ante Budimir.
Espanyol have won three of their last four home games against Real Sociedad in La Liga – only one victory fewer than they achieved in the 17 such games preceding this run.
Espanyol have lost their last three games played on a Monday in La Liga, with their previous such defeat coming against Real Sociedad in April 2022.
After a run of only five points from seven matches in La Liga, Espanyol have managed seven points from their last four matches in the competition. Watch La Liga Espanyol vs Real Sociedad Prediction on uksports
Real Sociedad in La liga
Real Sociedad, meanwhile, will enter this match off the back of a 1-0 loss at home to Real Valladolid, with Cyle Larin scoring the only goal of the contest in the 73rd minute.
The Basque outfit had been unbeaten in the league since the end of October before going down to Real Valladolid, so it will be interesting to see how the top-four hopefuls respond to the setback.
Imanol Alguacil’s side have enjoyed an impressive campaign to date, picking up 39 points from 20 matches, which has left them in third position in the table, four points clear of fourth-placed Atletico Madrid and seven ahead of fifth-placed Rayo Vallecano in the battle for the top four.
Real Sociedad have been excellent on their travels this season, picking up 22 points from 10 matches, which is the third-best record in the division behind Barcelona (27) and Real Madrid (24).
The White and Blues have won their last two league games against Espanyol, but they suffered a 1-0 defeat when the two sides last locked horns at RCDE Stadium in November 2021.
The White and Blues recorded a 1-0 victory over Real Betis on January 21 before losing 3-1 at Almeria in their final game of last month.
Real Sociedad have a good recent record against Espanyol and have won 19 of the last 40 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Espanyol’s 11 victories.
Real Sociedad have won their last two matches against Espanyol in La Liga and last secured a three-game winning streak against the Catalans in 2002. Watch La Liga Espanyol vs Real Sociedad Prediction on uksports
La Liga Espanyol vs Sociedad Prediction
Real Sociedad have impressive players in their ranks and will look to overcome their recent slump. The likes of Alexander Sorloth and Mikel Oyarzabal have stepped up this season and will look to make their mark this week.
Espanyol can pack a punch on their day and have shown signs of improvement in recent weeks. Real Sociedad are the better team on paper, however, and should be able to win this game.