Espanyol travel to San Sebastian for a round 3 match of Spanish La Liga.
Real Sociedad take on the visitors Espanyol in the round 3 match of Spanish La Liga. The match will be played at Anoeta in San Sebastian on Friday, August 16th.
Real Sociedad have shown quite predictable results at the start of the season in Primera. The opening match of the campaign at Bernabeu was lost 0-3 and this defeat was followed by 2-0 win over recently promoted Osasuna. The club had quiet summer, keeping all their key players and making no notable transfers. Sociedad played sparring with Alaves on international break, losing it 0-1.
Espanyol started the season with two quite eventful matches and only one point taken in them. First, they traveled to Sevilla, losing them 4-6, and followed that defeat with 2-2 draw in match with Malaga. Eight conceded goals forced the team to sign up several players at the very end of transfer window like David Lopez from Napoli, Diego Lopez from Milan, Diego Reyes from Porto and Alvaro from Getafe. Basically, we can expect to see whole new Espanyol in this match comparing to the starting matches.
Neither of the teams have advantage in the head-to-heads between the teams and they exchange wins quite regularly. The hosts of the match should be closer to a victory at own turf as they have balanced squad and support of the fans while Espanyol would need some time to implement new players into first team.
Prediction for the match: Real Sociedad to win with +0.0 Asian handicap.