With momentum in La Liga, Real Betis will host Real Sociedad on Sunday at Benito Villamarín at 18:30 GMT.
Real Betis is looking to maintain the upward pressure on the group and challenge the top two teams, Sevilla and Real Madrid. Real Sociedad will be looking to regain their early season form that has seen them top the table for several weeks.
Can Betis maintain form at the top of La Liga?
Manuel Pellegrini’s team is gaining momentum in the chasing group in La Liga. After three consecutive wins at the tournament, Real Betis overcame champions Atletico Madrid to third in the standings, despite playing one more game than the Rojiblancos.
Last time, Real Betis derailed Xavi’s attempt to restore Barcelona to the Spanish football arena by beating them 1-0 at the Camp Nou.
Going up against the league’s former leaders will be motivating enough for Pellegrini’s side to play their game to cement their place in the top three.
Can Real Sociedad regain their form and stability at the start of their season?
In the last three matches, Real Sociedad only had one point and two defeats. Coach Imanol Alguacil’s army has lost the stability they showed at the beginning of the season when leading the La Liga table.
Imanol Alguacil will be looking to prevent a fall across the board when they meet Real Betis in form. In fact, the last defeat was against the top team Real Madrid; The previous defeat was a disappointing 1-0 comeback at Espanyol’s field.
Coach Manuel Pellegrini’s team has accumulated 12 points from the number 18 obtained in the last six rounds in La Liga. This path has only been improved by Real Madrid’s perfect streak of six straight wins and 18 points.
Real Betis climbed up the La Liga table to third place and in the Champions League qualifiers with four wins and four losses.
Real Sociedad has collected 8 points from the number of 18 obtained from the last six matches in La Liga. In this race, Imanol Alguacil’s students won two, drew two and lost two.
Sociedad’s away form is slightly better because they have collected 11 points from 18. With 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, Sociedad’s last 6 away matches show that they are very sure. solid and hard to beat.
Manuel Pellegrini will be without the services of 28-year-old attacking midfielder Nabil Fekir, sidelined by a red card suspension.
Besides Fekir, Pellegrini will have a full squad to choose the number 11 to face Real Sociedad on Sunday.
Imanol Alguacil is sweating on a growing list of injuries for his side that have contributed to their decline in form in recent weeks.
David Silva is not available for selection; The 35-year-old attacking midfielder is still sidelined with a muscle injury he sustained on November 26order.
Mile Merino (hamstring), Jon Guridi (muscle injury), Asier Illarramendi (muscle injury), Nacho Monreal (knee injury) and Carlos Fernandez (anterior cruciate ligament rupture) were all unavailable for selection in upcoming match.
Possible starting lineup
- Silva, A. Moreno, V. Ruiz, M. Bartra, H. Bellerin; A. Guardado, C. Rodriguez; Juanmi, S. Canales, A. Ruibal; Willian Jose
Alex Remiro; A. Gorosbl, I. Zubldia, R. Le Normand, D. Rico; A. Januzaj, A. Guevara, M. Zubimendi, M. Oyarzabal; A. Sorloth, A. Isak
Players to see
Juanmi grabs number 79order– Last minute winner against Barcelona for Pellegrini’s side. His importance to Real Betis is increasingly evident, and his role in the team is more important than ever as Betis are third in the La Liga table.
In addition to his ability to threaten goal, Juanmi’s close play, positional play and tight play are important tools for Real Betis. He will be central to their hopes of beating Sociedad.
Real Sociedad need their star striker to get back to the best of the free at the top of their attacking play.
Isak played a key role in scoring, but he was also crucial in forging partnerships up front with Sorloth, Januzaj and Oyarzabal to create a dynamic threat to Sociedad.
Isak will be central to Sociedad’s hopes of regaining form and returning to victory.
Expect Real Betis to try to rise on the front foot with territorial and possession dominance. Real Sociedad will find a way to neutralize Betis by manning and keeping the ball.
The two teams are evenly matched, this match will be fierce with the result of a draw and division of points.
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