Espanyol – Real Sociedad – One of the most interesting match of this round, because Espanyol and Real Sociedad in the season entered with great expectations and a lot of good teams, but for now can be said to have justified expectations. Special Real Sociedad who is very good fifth place, with the Cup and reached the quarter-finals. Espanyol do not look so good on the table, but they are not expected to be very near the top, and now have six points behind the team from San Sebastian. Particularly well-Espanyol game recently and established links with three wins, while after the break only once lost. Real Sociedad had a more difficult schedule, but in the last round beat Osasuna after the changeover. In the first part of the season on Anoeta played a draw 1: 1, but it should be noted that last season Real Sociedad at the hosting won with even 5:0.
Espanyol is merry in the second season of the five matches played, only one lost and away to Valencia. They also have a home draw with Deportivo, while the previous three reflected resolve in their favor and they are really valuable victory. The home against Granada can be called and to be expected because the rival this season very bad, but after they fell and Seville, with the Espanyol almost the entire game had a numerical advantage on the field, which are used for the triumph of 3: 1. In the last round hosted at Malaga and bare Piattia celebrated with 1: 0th
In the early stage of the match gave the goal by the end preserved the advantage of triumph that keeps them in the top half of the table. Not surprisingly, the manager Flores after winning against Sevilla, to use a match against Malaga took exactly the same composition and proved to be the right decision. Now the biggest problem is injuries Piattia midfielder, who is in great shape, but it certainly will not play in this match. I still hurt Baptistao and V.SANCHEZ, and after a long time to recover Javi Lopez.
Probable lineups Espanyol: Diego Lopez – Navarro, David Lopez, D.REYES, Martin – J.FUEGO, Jurado – H.PEREZ, J.REYES, S.SEVILLA – G.MORENO
Real Sociedad has recently lost a few games, but in these duels opponents were very strong, more precisely, the three best teams in the standings. Barcelona were defeated twice in the framework of the Cup and that meant the elimination from the competition. Sevilla them with 4: 0 deklasirala at Anoeta and it is not just hoping, while the two rounds before Real Madrid defeated 3: 0th Other fights are solved in its favor and therefore are at an excellent fifth place in the standings. The previous two victories were achieved with a lot of problems, although they played at home.
Malaga have mastered with minimal 1: 0, while they posljednjeplasirana Osasuna in the last round was very tough nut to crack and until half an hour before the end of the Real Sociedad had one goal behind, but then played a furious 15 minutes in which they are given three wide. By the end they received another, but still picked up three points with the final 3: 2. Stopper I.MARTÍNEZ in Madrid received a second yellow card but did not play in the last round, but returned Berchiche after execution of the suspension. Subs Zaldua and Zurutuza, and now to Zurutuza should return to the starting lineup in which certainly expect I.MARTÍNEZ after execution of the suspension.
Probable lineups Real Sociedad: Rulli – Odriozola, Raul Navas, I.MARTÍNEZ, Berchiche – Zurutuza, Xabi Prieto, Illarramendi – Vela Oyarzabal, Willian Jose
Espanyol – Real Sociedad TIP
Espanyol are truly merry lately, but no Real Sociedad’s not joking, so this could be a very good and meaningful matches in which both networks to shake at least once, as is indeed the case, and in the first part of the season.