Espanyol will take on Real Sociedad in their La Liga campaign at the Power8 Stadium on Monday, Feb. 8, starting 7:30 pm local time.
The hosts are in a desperate need of a win as they moved to the 15th spot in the league standings. As per the All Sports News, they now “edge closer to the relegation zone scrap as a result”. Bet365 perceives Espanyol as narrow favourites at 17/10 while a draw between the two teams is 21/10. An away win is being offered at 9/5.
The Catalan team needs to tackle their awful run in the season. They are now eight games without a wind and will bank on their home advantage to gain a positive result against the Sociedad side. Espanyol’s most recent disappointment came in the hands of Real Madrid as they took a 6-0 battering from the Madrid side.
On the other hand, Real Sociedad have just one defeat under the belt in their last five outings. Their most recent victory came over Real Betis as they registered a 2-1 win. They now stand at the 13th spot in the league table and will be looking for an away win to make it to the top ten.
Imanol Agirretxe will start the proceedings for Real Sociedad at the Power8 stadium. Lead striker Felipe Caicedo will get his home support when he starts against the visiting Sociedad.
As per the Tony Ruik Sportsblog, Espanyol are undergoing a lot of changes in the recent times. They have a new President in Chen Yansheng as the Chinese businessman becomes the largest shareholder of the club. The source quotes, “They also appointed Constantin Galca as new head coach after sacking Sergio Gonzalez.”
Espanyol vs Real Sociedad, Primera Division
Date: Monday, 8 February 2016
Time: 7:30 PM local time, 8:30 PM GMT
Venue: Estadi Cornellà-El Prat
Live Stream: Bet365