La Liga | Real Sociedad VS Valencia CF; Friday, 17 May at 04:00 GMT +8

Real Sociedad is aiming to recover from a 2-0 La Liga defeat to Barcelona. In that game, they managed 43% possession and 10 shots on goal, while Barcelona scored 14 shots. Real Sociedad has scored under three goals per game in five of their last six meetings, with an aggregate goal split of 4 against opponents and 8 against Real Sociedad.

Valencia’s La Liga tie with Rayo Vallecano ended 0-0, with 50% possession and 13 shots on goal. In their last six matches, Valencia has scored five times, conceding seven goals. They have not beaten Real Sociedad away from home in the previous two league games and have not been defeated by them in the previous three league matches. This indicates their inconsistent form.

In their past head-to-head matches since 11/04/2021, Real Sociedad and Valencia have shared the honours, with Real Sociedad winning one and Valencia drawing four. The two teams scored an average of 1.33 goals per game. The previous match was a La Liga match on 27/09/2023, with Valencia managing 37% possession and 9 attempts at goal. Real Sociedad had 2 shots on goal and one on target, with Carlos Fernández scoring the goal.

Real Sociedad’s Imanol Alguacil is set to use a 4-4-2 system against Txuri-urdin, with Alex Remiro, Hamari Traore, Aritz Elustondo, Robin Le Normand, Jon Pacheco, Jon Aramburu, Beñat Turrientes, Mikel Merino, Brais Méndez, Sheraldo Becker, and Mikel Oyarzabal among the players.

Valencia boss Rubén Baraja faces reduced team options due to injuries to Jesús Vázquez, Jaume Doménech, and Mouctar Diakhaby. Los Che may start with a 4-4-2 system, featuring Giorgi Mamardashvili, Thierry Correia, Cristhian Mosquera, and others.

Predicted lineups:

Real Sociedad

Goalkeeper: Álex Remiro
Defenders: Aritz Elustondo, Jon Pacheco, Robin Le Normand
Midfielders: Mikel Merino, Hamari Traoré, Beñat Turrientes, Jon Aramburu
Forwards: Mikel Oyarzabal, Sheraldo Becker, Takefusa Kubo

Valencia CF

Goalkeeper: Giorgi Mamardashvili
Defenders: Cristhian Mosquera, Thierry Correia, Cenk Özkacar, Yarek Gasiorowski
Midfielders: Javi Guerra, Diego López, Pepelu
Forwards: Sergi Canos, Hugo Duro, Peter Gonzalez

  • Real Sociedad – 1 win
  • Valencia CF – 1 win
  • Draws – 4

Over all competition record

La Liga Standings

Real Sociedad is expected to score at least once against Valencia, who will struggle to break down their defense, and our tip is for a 2-0 victory.

Winning probability:

Real Sociedad – 40%

Draw – 27%

Valencia CF – 33%

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