Espanyol will welcome Real Sociedad to Cornella El Prat Stadium on Saturday for their match of the last 38th round in La Liga. The teams are neighbors in the standings and on equal 50 points. Both teams will be hoping to win and see seventh-placed Athletic Bilbao, a scenario that will see the winners of this tie qualify for Europa League.
Espanyol vs Real Sociedad Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last H2H game||Last H2H games||Last H2H games home/away|
|Espanyol||Loss||7 W/ 6 D/ 7 L||5 W/ 2 D/ 3 L|
|Real Sociedad||Win||7 W/ 6 D/ 7 L||3 W/ 2 D/ 5 L|
Last game between the teams: 14.01.2019 Real Sociedad vs Espanyol 3:2; Mikel Merino 3′, Willian Jose 8′ (penalty), 63′; Naldo 32′, Diego Llorente 45′ (own goal)
Last game at this venue: 11.03.2018 Espanyol – Real Sociedad 2:1; Leo Baptistao 51′, Gerard Moreno 72′; Willian Jose 41′; Gerard Moreno missed a penalty for the home side in the 72′
Worth mentioning: All of the previous five H2H clashes saw both sides finding the back of the nets and three of those featuring over 2,5 goals. No draw has been registered in the last five matches played in Barcelona, three of them finishing with the same scoreline of 2:1.
Espanyol vs Real Sociedad Stats
|As of 14.05||Last game||Last 10 games||Last 5 games home/away|
|Espanyol||Win||4 W/ 4 D/ 2 L||2 W/ 2 D/ 1 L|
|Real Sociedad||Win||4 W/ 3 D/ 3 L||1 W/ 1 D/ 3 L|
Last game Espanyol: 12.05.2019 Leganes – Espanyol 0:2; Borja Iglesias 35′, 71′ (penalty); Unai Bustinza from the home side was sent off for two yellow cards in the 45′
Last game Real Sociedad: 12.05.2019 Real Sociedad – Real Madrid 3:1; Mikel Merino 26′, Joseba Zaldua 57′, Ander Barrenetxea Muguruza 67′; Brahim Diaz 6′; Jesus Vallejo from the visiting side was sent off with straigh red card in the 39′; Willian Jose missed a penalty for the home side in the 40′
Top performers Espanyol: Borja Iglesias 17 goals 3 assists, Sergi Darder 4 goals 2 assists, Esteban Granero 3 goals 1 assist.
Top performers Real Sociedad: Mikel Oyarzabal 13 goals 2 assists, Willian Jose 11 goals 5 assists, Juanmi 5 goals 2 assists.
|Last 10 games||GF : GA||Over 2,5 goals||BTTS||Clean sheets|
Worth mentioning: Espanyol are unbeaten in their last eight matches and recorded four victories in the process. In their last two outings the Catalans registered back-to-back victories and did not concede a single goal. The team is unbeaten in four consecutive home matches, with three of those witnessing goals at both ends.
Real Sociedad are on a three game winning streak, after previously recording back-to-back losses. Three of those five matches featured over 2,5 goals and they were the only ones to see both involved sides scoring.
Espanyol vs Real Sociedad News
Missing players Espanyol: No reports of injuries or suspension.
Missing players Real Sociedad: No reports of injuries or suspension.
Espanyol vs Real Sociedad Predictions
Espanyol to win – 2.25 @ bet365