Real Sociedad, together with Real Madrid, Sevilla, and Atletico Madrid, is one of only four clubs in La Liga with only one loss, having won eight games and drawn four. They are only a point ahead of Real Madrid, but they have played one more game. They have a decent home record, having won four and drawn two of their six games in San Sebastian. So far, they’ve scored 19 goals while allowing only ten. Mikel Oyarzabal, the Spaniard, is the team’s top goalscorer with six goals. Igor Zubeldia, Alex Sola, Nacho Monreal, Asier Illarramendi, and Jon Guridi are among the five players on the injury list.
Valencia is coming into this fixture after staging a miraculous comeback against Atletico Madrid with two injury-time goals by Hugo Duro. With 17 points from 13 games, they are currently ranked 10th in the table. So far in La Liga, they’ve won four games, drawn five, and lost four. After a string of poor results against Cadiz, Barcelona, Real Betis, and Mallorca, they bounced back with a slick 2-0 win over Villarreal and a home tie with Atletico Madrid. They have a dismal away record, with only one win and three losses. They’ve scored 1.5 goals per game on average and surrendered 20 goals in 13 games. Carlos Soler, a Spanish midfielder, leads the team in goal scoring with four goals, which he shares with Hugo Duro. Goncalo Guedes, who has three goals, provides a strong assist.