Soccer News – Deportivo Alaves welcomes Real Sociedad
Deportivo Alaves welcomes Real Sociedad at the Estadio de Mendizorroza in a fixture from the 29th round of La Liga. In these few paragraphs we are going to offer you some preview of this game.
Deportivo Alaves didn’t restart their season in the best way after the COVID-19 pandemic. Asier Garitano’s team had a visit to the struggling Espanyol, but suffered a 0-2 defeat in Barcelona. We can say that the main reason for this was the red card which the goalkeeper Pacheco recieved after just 19 minutes of playing. This allowed Los Perricos to dominate and take an important win.
Because of this red card Pacheco won’t be avaliable for Alaves’ next game.
This defeat left Deportivo Alaves at 15th place in the standings with 32 points won. Right now the former UEFA Cup finalists are 7 points above the 18th Mallorca and the relegation zone.
Real Sociedad need the win here, being still in a brutal fight for a Champions League return. At this moment La Real are 4th in the league with 47 points, but just one point ahead of Getafe and Atletico Madrid. The Basques are aware that each mistake they make now could force them out of the Top 4.
The Basques made a little bit dissapointing result when they restarted their season. Imanol’s team hosted Osasuna at the Reale Arena, but only won a point with a 1-1 draw. It was Mikel Oyarzabal who scored Sociedad’s only goal after an assist from Willian Jose.
Imanol has some problems before this game in Alaves. Sangalli and Guevara are injured and missing the match because of injuries.
That’s our preview for the La Liga game between Deportivo Alaves and Real Sociedad on Thursday. Both teams are fighting for their first win since the COVID-19 break.