Our prediction for this Segunda Division match:
Real Sociedad B and Burgos take on each other at Reale Arena in the Segunda Division round 19. The Basques suffered a dip in form, with the team losing to both Girona and Tenerife in the previous two league fixtures. Real Sociedad B are eager to escape the relegation zone, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at Burgos. Xabi Alonso’s troops were not in action in the Copa del Rey midweek, which should be their advantage over the visiting side.
Burgos, on the other hand, eliminated lower-league side Montijo in the Spanish Cup, with the team giving fans yet another reason for celebration following a 3-0 win over Malaga. Julian Calero’s men, though, are not regarded as good travelers, which is probably the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the home team.
Highlighted Player (Mikel Oyarzabal):
Intelligence is not an attribute you will find in Mikel Oyarzabal’s stats with Real Sociedad but this tricky winger is a highly knowledgeable winger who will use both brain and feet while playing. For a player born in Eibar, who made his first steps in his hometown club, it was always going to be a choice between Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad for Oyarzabal.
La Real saw their chance and grabbed this gem of a player at a young age, helping him develop into a proper professional throughout their youth ranks. Mikel Oyarzabal has spent the entirety of his senior career with the Basque behemoths where he’d use his ability to fill in a number of positions up top much to his own benefit.
Oyarzabal’s positioning and movement are work of a tactical genius, whereas it is his nous to find details to exploit that best define him as a player. Having come through the youth categories of the Spanish national team, Oyarzabal also has a senior cap next to his name. It was in 2016 that he also represented the Basque region, scoring on his debut to cap a 3-1 win over Tunisia.