Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
After holding star-studded Barcelona to a draw in their last league fixture, Real Sociedad will be looking to return to winning ways when they take on Tercera Division side Bedcerril Campos in the Copa del Rey round 1. The Basques have big ambitions for the 2019/2020 Spanish Cup campaign, and we predict that they will take Thursday’s football match very seriously.
A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be Spain international Mikel Oyrazabal, who scored his sixth goal of the season in the 2-2 draw with Ernesto Valverde’s troops. Bedcerril Campos, on the other hand, are on a seven-game winless run in the Tercera Division, and we do not believe that they are capable of claiming a major scalp in the first round of the Copa del Rey. The two sides meet for the first time in a competitive match.
Highlighted Player (Asier Illarramendi):
Asier Illarramendi is a product of Real Sociedad’s youth school. He played for Real Sociedad B between 2008 and 2011, scoring 7 goals in 93 appearances for the Basque outfit and he made his first team debut on 23 January, 2011 in a 2-1 defeat to Villarreal. After impressing with Real Sociedad in the 2012/2013 Primera Division campaign, Real Madrid chiefs decided to sign him on 12 July, 2013 for a fee of €32.2 million. Back then that was the highest amount paid by the club for a Spanish footballer, but he failed to impress at Real Madrid.
After spending two seasons at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Asier Illarramendi returns to Real Sociedad on 26 August, 2015 and he has been playing for the Anoeta outfit ever since. Asier Illarramendi scored one goal in 33 appearances for La Real in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign.
The talented midfielder has 16 caps for Spain U21 and it has to be noted that he represented La Furia Roja at the 2013 UEFA European Championship.
Highlighted Team (Real Sociedad):
Real Sociedad is as Bask football club from San Sebastian. The club is playing in the La Liga since 2010 after the club got relegated to the Segunda Division. Currently the club hosts its home games in the Anoeta Stadium which holds a capacity of 32 2000 seats.
Real Sociedad was founded on 17th of September 1909 as Sociedad de Futbol and was originally founded by English immigrants. Real Sociedad was one of the founders of the highest Spanish football division.
Starting from 1939 Sociedad de Futbol changed its name to Real Socidedad. Real Sociedad had the most success in the eighties where the club managed to win the title twice.Famous players that played for Real Sociedad are: Arteta, Beguiristain, Xabi Alonso and Griezmann.