Our football match prediction:
The 2016/2017 La Liga campaign has been a mixed bag for Real Sociedad. La Real have been producing fine performances at their Estadio Municipal de Anoeta, but they have been struggling on the travels. The Basques outplayed the likes of Las Palmas and Real Betis in previous two home fixtures in the national championship and that is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of Saturday’s football game against Deportivo Alaves. Real Sociedad are eager to bounce back from a 3-2 loss to Athletic Bilbao in the Basque derby and seeing that the newcomers are not regarded as good travellers, we predict that Eusebio Sacristan’s men are going to pick up all three points from Saturday’s football match against Alaves. You should bear in mind that it has been ten years since the two teams last faced each other in the Spanish top flight.
Highlighted Player (Xabi Prieto):
Xabi Prieto was born in San Sebastian and he plays for his home-town club Real Sociedad. He is a product of Real Sociedad’s youth school and there is every chance he will end his career at Anoeta. Xabi Prieto was born on 29 August, 1983 and he made his La Liga debut for La Real on 26 October, 2003 in a 1-0 win over Osasuna. He played probably the best match of his career against Real Madrid on 23 May, 2004 as he scored a brace for the Basques in a 4-1 win over los Blancos. Prieto impressed in the 2012/2013 La Liga campaign as he scored nine goals for Real Sociedad in 35 league appearances for the club. He has five caps for Spain U21 team, but he has yet to make his debut for the first team. Xabi Prieto plays as a midfielder and he wears number 10 on his shirt. It is well known that Xabi is a penalty kick specialist.
Highlighted Team (Alaves):
Alaves are a Spanish football club located in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Alava. The club were founded in 1921 and they play their home games at Estadio Mendizorrotza. The capacity of the stadium is 19,840 and it has to be noted that it is the third oldest stadium in Spanish football. After spending several years in the Spanish Segunda Division, los Babazorros returned to the top flight in 2016. The colour of Alaves’ home kit is blue and white and the club’s local rivals are fellow Basque sides Real Sociedad, Athletic Club, Osasuna and Eibar. Alaves made it to the UEFA CUP final in 2001, but they were beaten by Liverpool 5-4 in a thrilling football clash. Anyhow, that is still regarded as the club’s biggest success. Los Babazorros booked their place in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on four occasions and they have yet to win the Primera Division trophy.