Real Sociedad vs Alaves Prediction & Match Preview

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Real Sociedad vs Alaves is shaping up to be a feisty affair of midweek La Liga action. Real Sociedad have done well to exceed expectations in 2019. They are currently a respectable sixth place in La Liga after earning 3 wins 1 draw and 1 loss in five matches. They finished ninth last year and if they continue playing excellent football they may very well improve on that finish. Meanwhile, Alaves need to pick up the pace. They have only dropped two fixtures, however their single win is not contributing enough to their point total. Real Sociedad vs Alaves kicks off at the Reale Seguros Stadium on Thursday.

Real Sociedad vs Alaves Prediction & Match Preview

Thursday, September 26 – 15:00 EST – Reale Seguros Stadium

Real Sociedad can be proud of their season thus far. The highlight being a 2-0 home victory against title challengers Atletico Madrid. They are entering Thursday’s match against Alaves on the back of consecutive victories. This football club will be confident of making it three wins in a row. It seems like Martin Ødegaard is finally living up to the hype that surrounded him a few years ago. He looks comfortable in Spain occupying that central attacking midfield position. His form is excellent news for Sociedad who are hoping to have a hidden gem on their hands. Mikel Oyarzabal is another creative footballer who deserves credit this season. He will look to continue his fine string of performances.

Alaves can use a boost of confidence. They are presented with a great opportunity to increase morale by dispatching this in form Real Sociedad squad. It is going to be a tough match on the road for Alaves. They are coming off consecutive defeats and desperation will slowly start to set in for this club. Alaves are dead last in goals for this season. They have managed to score a total of two goals in five games. This is completely unacceptable and manager Asier Garitano needs to find some answers. Luckily, their defensive performances have been adequate. They have only conceded four goals this season. Lucas Perez is an experienced centre forward who has featured from the bench in three of the five games. It may be time to give him consecutive starts in the eleven.