It will start this Friday, February 2, the 22nd round of the Spanish Championship in its 2017/2018 season. The opening of the day is due to the match involving Real Sociedad and La Coruña. At the Anoeta stadium in San Sebastián, the duel is scheduled to start at 18h (Brasília time).
The recent performance of Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad have lost eight of the ten most recent matches and are looking to recover on the eve of retaking the Europa League. On February 15 will fight for survival in the competition in round-trip matches against Salzburg, Austria.
Although he is keeping an eye on the continental tournament, the club can not ignore the LaLiga fight. After all, although it still maintains a respectable distance from the six-point retraction zone, such a threat should not be ruled out yet.
Even because La Coruna is one of the rivals. The four defeats that suffered in the last rounds of LaLiga caused Real Sociedad to fall to 15th place. He has 23 points (six wins, five draws and ten losses).
Coach Eusebio Sacristan, who should already be worried about the job, has only one major medical problem for the match. It is the midfielder David Zurutuza (15 matches in the Spanish 2017/2018 Championship, no goal). He was out of the last matches after suffering a thigh injury. Still depends on a new evaluation to know if you can play this Friday.
The medical department is also in charge of two other players. However, they are just casting athletes and can not be considered embezzlement if they are vetoed. Defender Carlos Martínez (who has not played in the current season) and midfielder Ruben Pardo (two games, no goal) are in the infirmary.
The current form of La Coruña
La Coruna still could not win in 2018. As he had also been beaten in his last game of 2017, he established a series of six games without success. There were four defeats and two draws in the period.
On Saturday, January 27, he even achieved a result that may be considered acceptable by circumstances. At home, against Levante, it was 2-2. However, it was one less player since the 34 minutes of the first half. Costa Rican midfielder Celso Borges (20 games in the Spanish 2017/2018 Championship, three goals) was sent off for a violent game. Even at a disadvantage, La Coruña went on to open 2-0 in the first half. However, he conceded goals in the 35th and 39th minutes of the second half, allowing him to score two points.
This prevented him from leaving the relegation zone. With 19 points (four wins, five draws and 12 losses) it occupies the eighteenth position. The difference for the Alaves, seventeenth and first out of the sticking region is two points.
Coach Cristóbal Parralo has a lot of problems for Friday’s game. Certainly he will not be able to count on Celso Borges, suspended. But the list of casualties must increase even more, since they are in the medical department defenders Raul Albentosa (six games, no goal) and Sidnei (16 games, one goal); the socks Javier Bicho (without performances) and Pedro Mosquera Parada (11 matches, without a goal); and strikers Bruno Gama (six games, no goal) and Lucas Perez (18 games, four goals).
History of matches between Real Sociedad and La Coruña
Real Sociedad won the two most recent matches against La Coruña. One of them was in the first round of the current edition of LaLiga. As a visitor, he scored 4 to 2. In the previous season, in the second round, at home, he won 1-0, having been beaten 5-1 by Galicians in the first round.
There is no quality in the cast of the two teams. The situation is even more complicated in the case of La Coruña, which still suffers from a large number of embezzlements. This makes the Real Sociedad, which has the house factor by its side, is considered the best guess option. It has a price of 1.53 in Bet365. Draw shows return of 4.00. Success visitor pays 6.00 per real invested. Quotes were in effect at 15:16 on 1/31/2018.