Real Sociedad vs Alaves
Spanish La Liga
Date: Saturday, 22nd October 2016,
Kick-off: 17:30 UK.
Venue: Estadio Anoeta, San Sebastian.

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Inconsistent Real Sociedad host new boys for Matchday 9 of the 2016/2017 La Liga season.

Real Sociedad suffered a 3-2 defeat from the hands of Athletic Bilbao last weekend. The Royal had taken the lead at the 16th minutes courtesy of Zurutuza, but conceded 3 goals in 21 minutes, and pulled one back to reduce the goal deficit at the Estadio San Mames in Bilbao. Real Sociedad has produced an inconsistent form since the beginning of this campaign, and are currently placed 10th on the log with 10 points from 8 games.

Alaves shared points with Malaga in their weekend clash at the Estadio Mendizorrotza. The glorious one drew the first blood courtesy of Deyverson, but conceded a late second half goal as Malaga ensured they shared the spoil. However, Alaves are in search of their second away win after that memorable triumph at the Nou Camp on matchday 3 this season. The glorious one sits 9th on the log with 10 points from 8 games.

Key Facts

Real Sociedad enjoys 2 straight winning their last 2 league home games. Moreover, the royal has 2 wins in their last 5 league games and 2 wins in their 4 home games so far.

Alaves has 2 defeats in their last 2 away league games. The glorious one has one victory in their last 5 league games and one win in their 4 away games so far.

Real Sociedad vs Alaves: Head-to-Head Stats

Both teams will be meeting in a competitive game for the first time in 7 years, and in the La Liga for the first time in 10 years. However, Alaves has won 5 of the last 10 encounter with the royals, while Real Sociedad has won 3 times in same 10 meeting with the glorious one.

Real Sociedad vs Alaves: Prediction

This is an evenly poised clash as both teams share almost the same kind of form same league points going into this one. However, the 12th man advantage will add an extra spice for Sociedad in this encounter. They are also a side in desperate need for a win and could benefit from having the experienced squad playing at the top level. Therefore, Sociedad could be backed for a win in this La Liga encounter.

Real Sociedad vs Alaves: Betting Tips

Real Sociedad to win at 4/6 (1.66).