Alaves vs Real Sociedad Preview, Prediction, and Betting Tips

Alaves vs Real Sociedad Preview, Prediction, and Betting Tips

Alaves vs Real Sociedad Preview

Alaves will aim to reconstruct themselves as they face Real Sociedad in the Basque derby.

  • Date: 31/03/24
  • Kick-off time: 4:30 pm (GMT)
  • Venue: Estadio de Mendizorroza

Having gained promotion last season, Alaves has enjoyed a good run of form, currently sitting in the middle of the table. However, there have been numerous rumors and speculations surrounding Luis Garcia Plaza. Despite this, by the end of the year, the team seemed to have found its stride.

Following a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Athletic Bilbao, Alaves will aim to rekindle their spark ahead of their clash with Real Sociedad. Their attempt to spoil Athletic Bilbao’s party went in vain before the final international break of the season.

On the other side, Real Sociedad has a history of dream starts that lose pace as they drift away in the last four seasons. Even after being eliminated in the UCL round of 16 and Copa del Rey semi-final, they have still managed to recover in La Liga.

Working hard to keep their Champions League hopes alive, La Real targets victory after two consecutive wins against Granada and Cadiz. On paper, it’s easier said than done for Real Sociedad. However, their caliber was recently witnessed as they pulled off a dramatic 3-2 win over Granada to keep their European hopes alive.

Alaves vs Real Sociedad Team News

Alaves vs Real Sociedad
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Alaves

The Alaves boss, Luis García Plaza, has a full squad with no fitness issues ahead of this clash, providing him with plenty of options to choose from.

Real Sociedad:

Ander Barrenetxea might miss out this weekend, while Robin Le Normand is suspended, and Igor Zubeldia and Alvaro Odriozola are sidelined with injuries.

Overall, both teams will be eager to secure a victory in what promises to be an intense encounter between two Basque rivals.

Predicted IX

Alaves

Playing XI (4-2-3-1):Sivera; Gorosabel, Abqar, Marin, Lopez; Blanco, Guevara; Rioja, Hagi, Vicente; Samu

Real Sociedad

Playing XI (4-3-3):Alex Remiro; Traore, Elustondo, Pacheco, Galan; Mendez, Zubimendi, Merino; Kubo, Oyarabal, Becker

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Alaves vs Real Sociedad Prediction

Taking all the stats into account, Alaves may find it hard on the attacking front against this Real Sociedad lineup who will come out victorious, and a clean sheet as well.

A good match is up in for grabs with Real Sociedad winning at the end of the final whistle.

Final score: Alaves 0-1 Real Sociiedad

Alaves vs Real Sociedad Head to head

The previous meetings between these teams, stretching back to June 2020, indicate that Alaves won one of these games, while Real Sociedad emerged victorious in two, with three matches ending in draws.

A total of 11 goals were scored in these encounters, with Alaves netting 4 and Real Sociedad producing 7, resulting in an average of 1.83 goals per game.

Their most recent encounter took place in La Liga on match day 19, on January 2nd, 2024, ending in a 1-1 draw between Real Sociedad and Alaves.

In that fixture, Real Sociedad enjoyed 53% possession and made 16 attempts on goal, with 6 on target. Zubimendi (96′) was the lone scorer for Real Sociedad.

Alaves, on the other hand, managed 7 shots, with 2 on target, and Luis Rioja (76′) found the back of the net for them.

Alaves 5 wins 5 draws 9 Real Sociedad wins

  • 02/01/2024 La Liga – Real Sociedad 1-1 Deportivo Alavés
  • 13/03/2022 La Liga – Real Sociedad 1-0 Deportivo Alavés
  • 02/01/2022 La Liga – Deportivo Alavés 1-1 Real Sociedad
  • 21/02/2021 La Liga – Real Sociedad 4-0 Deportivo Alavés
  • 06/12/2020 La Liga – Deportivo Alavés 0-0 Real Sociedad

Alaves vs Real Sociedad Betting tips

Alaves vs Real Sociedad
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  • Bet 395
  • Alaves- 2.38
  • Draw – 3.5
  • Real Sociedad-2.99

*Odds subject to change

Where to Watch Alaves vs Real Sociedad

  • India – Jio Cinema, Sports 18
  • UK – ITV
  • US – ESPN+
  • Spain – HULU

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