Real Sociedad are surprise leaders in La Liga and great value to keep up the pace against Leganes on Friday night. The Reale Arena is fast becoming a fortress and I think Sociedad can win and cover the -1 handicap in San Sebastian.
Real Sociedad Form
Real Sociedad have been inconsistent this season but are still top of La Liga. La Real sit on 22 points, equal with Barcelona and Real Madrid having played one match more.
Imanol Alguacil’s side have won three of their last four matches in La Liga including a tough 2-1 win at Granada on Sunday. Porto scored both goals including an 89th minute winner, the visitors full deserving all three points after holding Granada to 0.16 expected goals.
Real Sociedad News
Real Sociedad have some injury concerns with defenders Aritz Elustondo, Aihen Muñoz, midfielders Asier Illarramendi, Rubén Pardo and attacking midfielder Martin Ødegaard all out.
Adnan Januzaj came off the bench to provide the assist for Portu’s winner in Granada and is in contention to start.
Leganes have endured a horror start to the season that saw Mauricio Pellegrino sacked and interim manager replaced by former Mexico boss Javier Aguirre. Aguirre inherits a squad that sit bottom of La Liga after one win in 12 games.
Los Pepineros have lost five of their last six matches in La Liga and failed to score in their last three on the road.
A 5-0 thrashing at Real Madrid was followed with a 2-1 home defeat against Eibar. Youssef En-Nesyri put Leganes ahead early on but their inability to close out results resurfaced.
Alexander Szymanowski, Fede Varela, Rubén Pérez and Marc Navarro are all injured. Left-back Jonathan Silva is suspended but Roberto Rosales started against Eibar and centre-back Dimitrios Siovas had a strong game after being substituted against Mallorca.
Real Sociedad vs Leganes Head to Head
Real Sociedad have a 3-1 advantage over Leganes with two draws in six matches. The last encounter was in La Liga last season with Real Sociedad winning 3-0 in San Sebastián, a Mikel Oyarzabal brace and Willian José strike too much for Leganes to handle.
Real Sociedad vs Leganes Betting Odds
Real Sociedad are currently listed at 1.61 to win at bet365. Leganes are outsiders at 6.00 and 3.75 to earn a draw at a venue where they lost 3-0 last season.
Real Sociedad vs Leganes Match Up
Real Socieaded have multiple goal threats with Portu, Mikel Oyarzabal and Willian José all in form. Leganes have scored six goals in 12 matches in La Liga and could find it tough on Friday night.
Real Sociedad vs Leganes Stats
Real Sociedad have won 3 of their last 4 matches (La Liga).
Real Sociedad have won their last 2 home matches against Leganes in La Liga.
Real Sociedad won 3-0 in their last home match against Leganes (La Liga).
Leganes have lost 5 of their last 6 matches in La Liga.
Leganes have failed to score in their last 3 away matches (La Liga).
Leganes have conceded 3 goals in their last 2 away matches at Real Sociedad (La Liga).
Real Sociedad vs Leganes FAQ
Where is Real Sociedad vs Leganes?
Real Sociedad vs Leganes will take place at The Reale Arena in San Sebastian, Spain.
When is Real Sociedad vs Leganes?
Real Sociedad vs Leganes will be held at 21.00 CET on Friday 8 November 2019.
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