Midtable teams Real Sociedad and Real Betis will be looking to return back to winning ways when they meet in the La Liga action at Anoeta Stadium, in San Sebastián, Basque, Spain on Thursday night (IST).
What competition it is? La Liga
Teams: Real Sociedad and Real Betis
Kick Off: Friday 05 April
Match Timing: 01:00 AM (IST)
Where the game is played? Anoeta Stadium (28,995)
TV Info: Ten Sports Network has the rights to stream La Liga matches in India. While football can also catch the action live on Facebook.
The midweek’s final La Liga game will be played in San Sebastien as Real Betis welcome Real Betis to Anoeta Stadium. There is not much between both the teams as only three points separate Sociedad from Betis who sit above their hosts at 9th in the table.
This will be the fourth meeting between these two clubs this season with both the teams having been paired in Copa del Rey as well. Betis had the last laugh in the cup tie though. But both the games ended in draws, including the 2nd leg 2-2 draw at Anoeta Stadium which ensured Betis’ qualification to the next round.
But the Andalusian club failed to kick on their season after that win. Since then they have played 16 games in all competitions, winning just five times. It’s a very bad return for a club aiming to become a regular fixture in the top-six.
Manager Quique Setién knows that the pressure is growing on him to deliver a top-six finish for the 2nd season in a row. But the situation is not out of control as Betis are just four points adrift of 5th placed Deportivo Alaves.
Sociedad meanwhile are starting to look like an outsider for the European places. Their form is patchy and the fixture list tends to suggest that they may struggle to improve their position on the table.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Real Sociedad – W D L L D D
Real Betis – W L L W L D
RB vs RS Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Real Sociedad vs Real Betis Team News:
Injured – Sociedad will be without two key players for this match as David Zurutuza and Ander Guevara are out injured.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Diego Llorente, Illarramendi, Kevin Rodrigues and Le Normand are all lacking match fitness and will be evaluated before the match.
Key Players – Mikel Oyarzabal, Januzaj, Willian Jose
Injured – Real Betis have no fresh injury concerns ahead of this match.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – But Francis Guerrero and Junior Firpo remain doubtful. Both the players will be monitored before the match.
Key Players – Jese, Lo Celso
RB vs RS Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Real Sociedad– Rulli (GK), Zaldua, Raul Neves, Aritz Elustondo, Theo Hernandez, Igor Zubeldia, Ruben Pardo, Mikel Merino, Mikel Oyarzabal, Januzaj, Willian Jose
Real Betis– Pau Lopez (GK), Sidnei, Bartra, Mandi, William Carvalho, Guardado, Canales, Joaquin, Cristian Tello, Lo Celso, Jese
RB vs RS Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
With five wins on the road this season, Real Sociedad have fared relatively better in away games this season. While Real Betis have earned 18 of their 40 points in away matches.
Since Sociedad are at home, we make them slight favorites here.