Real Sociedad vs Sevilla
SUN 18 APR 2021 – KO 13:00
BETTING & MATCH PREDICTION
On Sunday afternoon, Real Sociedad host Sevilla at the Reale Arena, in a game that could be vital to the home sides chances of landing a European spot in La Liga.
The team from San Sebastian are in a battle for a top-six place after a stellar start to the campaign saw Imanol Alguacil’s team as early La Liga leaders. However, La Real’s form has dipped since those heady early months of the campaign.
Their recent league form has been poor and has put their presence in the Europa League next season in doubt. The home side are fifth-place in the table, level on points with Real Betis and just a point above seventh-place Villarreal.
La Real go into this game on the back of a four-game winless run in the Spanish top-flight. Last time out, they drew 2-2 with Valencia.
The visitors are fourth-place, 14 points ahead of their fifth-place hosts. The Andalusians have hit form of late in the Spanish top-flight, which has moved them to within six points of league leaders Real Madrid.
Julen Lopetegui’s team are five league games unbeaten in the Spanish top-flight, having recorded four wins in the process. Last time out, they recorded a 4-3 win at Celta Vigo in an enthralling encounter. The game was an unusually high-scoring clash for the visitors.
Sevilla have a decent away record in La Liga, winning four of their previous six league matches on their travels.
Real Sociedad look set to be without young attacking midfielder Luca Sangalli through injury.
Sevilla have no reported injuries, so Julen Lopetegui should have a fully-fit squad to chose from for this potentially difficult clash.