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Girona v Real Sociedad: Match Preview, Team News, Predicted XI | LaLiga 2018-19

Varun Nair
ANALYST
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672   //    25 Feb 2019, 18:48 IST

Real Sociedad will have a tough match against a team high on confidence after their victory against Real Madrid last weekend.
Real Sociedad will have a tough match against a team high on confidence after their victory against Real Madrid last weekend.

Real Sociedad travel to Catalonia to face Girona at the Estadi Montilivi in the 25th gameweek of LaLiga.

Girona will be high on confidence after their impressive come-from-behind victory over Real Madrid last weekend. Prior to the Real Madrid match, Girona had been in a real slump with no wins in 13 matches in all competitions. A win today, however, could see Eusebio Sacristán's side move 7 points clear of the drop zone and rise as high as 12th in the table.

Real Sociedad, on the other hand, are unbeaten in their last 9 matches in all competitions with their last defeat coming way back in December against Alaves. A win today would ensure they are firmly back in contention for a spot in Europe, tied with Sevilla and Alaves on 37 points.

The last encounter between the two sides ended in a boring goalless draw in October last year.


Team News

Girona


The Colombian defender will miss the game for Girona.
The Colombian defender will miss the game for Girona.

Eusebio Sacristán will be without the services of Johan Mojica and Aday Benitez, with the duo set to miss out due to injuries.

Pere Pons and Carles Planas are doubtful for the fixture as well.

Real Sociedad

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Theo Hernandez is out for Real Sociedad due to suspension
Theo Hernandez is out for Real Sociedad due to suspension

Imanol Alguacil will be without Andoni Gorosabel, Asier Illarramendi and Martin Merquelanz who are out injured, while Theo Hernandez and Willian Jose will miss out due to suspension.


Probable Lineups

Predicted line-up (4-1-4-1): Bounou; Ramalho, Espinosa, Juanpe, Raul Garcia; Douglas Luiz; Pedro Porro, Alex Granell, Pere Pons, Portu; Stuani

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Rulli; Alex Sola, Diego Llorente, Raul Navas, Kevin Rodrigues; Zurutuza, Mikel Merino, Igor Zubeldia; Januzaj, Sandro Ramirez, Mikel Oyarzabal

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