Our prediction for this match:
Nottingham Forest play host to Real Sociedad at their City Ground in a pre-season friendly. The Reds did well to roll over Greek side Atromitos 3-0 in a friendly earlier in July, but Tuesday’s football game against La Real will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. The Championship club will, as always, fight tooth and nail against the La Liga side, but beating the Basques is easier said than done.
Over the years Real Sociedad have established themselves as a top-table side in the Spanish top flight and given the number of high-profile players in Imanol Alguacil’s team, we are tempted to put our money on the Estadio Municipal de Anoeta outfit. A man to watch in the away side will be Mikel Oyarzabal, who impressed at the U20 European Championship earlier this summer, helping Spain win the trophy at the tournament in Poland.
Highlighted Player (Michael Dawson):
Michael Dawson is a highly rated defender who started his youth career at Nottingham Forest. He made his first-team debut for the Reds in April 2002 in a 3-2 loss to Walsall. After spending four years at Nottingham Forest, Michael Dawson joined Tottenham Hotspur in 2005 and he went on to make 236 appearances for the capital club, scoring 7 goals and quickly becoming fans’ favourite at White Hart Lane.
After losing his place in the side, the centre-back signed for Hull City in 2014. The English footballer played for the Tigers in the 2014/2015 Premier League campaign and despite the fact that they dropped to the Championship at the end of the season, he decided not to leave the club.
Michael Dawson scored one goal in 32 appearances for Hull City in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and he helped the Tigers return to the English top flight. Michael Dawson made his England debut in a friendly against Hungary in August, 2010. His main position is centre back.
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.