Sevilla vs Real Sociedad, SEV vs RS Live in La Liga, Match Preview, Squad News, Predicted Line Ups, Dream 11 Prediction, follow for Live Updates. Juan Lopetegui’s side are already out of the La Liga title race and Europe League. While Los Txuri-Urdin looks to qualify for the Europa League next season.
SEV vs RS Live: When and Where?
Sevilla will be playing Real Sociedad at 11:00 PM (IST). The game will be played at Ramón Sánchez Pizjuánon on 20th March 2022.
SEV vs RS Live Streaming
The match will be available for the viewers on the Viacom 18 Network. It will also be streamed LIVE on Jio TV and on the Voot application.
SEV vs RS Live: Match Preview
The past few games haven’t been very good for Los Nervionenses. They were close to challenging Real Madrid for the La Liga title. However, it seems like they have run out of steam. Now traditional top teams in Spain like Barca and Atletico Madrid are knocking on the doors for the second-placed Sevilla. The Europa League exit adds salt to the wounds of the club. Thus a victory against Real Sociedad becomes very significant so that they can generate some momentum for the rest of the season.
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While Real Sociedad’s story is also similar to that of the Los Nervionenses. They started the season very well but they haven’t been able to keep the same form. Los Txuri Urdin at one stage of the season was seen as the contender for a Champions League spot. But now they will have to settle for a place in the Europa League. Currently, they are two points shy of that spot, Real Betis are fifth with 49 points. While Real Sociedad are sixth with 47 points on the La Liga table.
Both teams prefer to play expansive and attacking football. The pace of the game could be slow as both teams will look to consolidate more possession and create chances. However, Real Sociedad has found success by pressing the ball high up the pitch as well. Thus the home side will need to be careful when building up the play. However, Juan Lopetegui’s side has an excellent defensive record this season. So far this season they conceded only 19 goals in all competitions, which is even less than league leaders Real Madrid.
SEV vs RS Live: Squad News
There is a long list of absentees for the home side. Diego Carlos, Karim Rekik, Marcos Acuña, Fernando, Érik Lamela, Papu Gómez and Suso all are out injured for the game.
Mikel Oyarzabal has been ruled out for the rest of 2022, as he has suffered an ACL injury. He is joined by the duo of Nacho Monreal and Ander Barrenetxea as both of them are out injured.
SEV vs RS Live: Predicted Line Ups
Sevilla: Yassine Bono, Jesus Navas, Jules Kounde, Nemanja Gudelj, Ludwig Augustinsson, Ivan Rakitic, Joan Jordan, Jesus Corona, Oliver Torres, Anthony Martial, Youssef En-Nesyri
Real Sociedad: Alex Remiro, Jon Pacheco, Aritz Elustondo, Robin Le Normand, Diego Rico, Adnan Januzaj, Asier Illarramendi, Rafinha, David Silva, Alexander Sorloth, Alexander Isak
Head to Head
The two managers have faced each other five times. Lopetegui remains undefeated against Alguacil. The former Real Madrid manager has three wins to his name and two games have ended in stalemate.
SEV vs RS Live: Players to Watch Out for
Jules Kounde (Sevilla)
The Frenchman has managed to establish a name for himself with Los Nervionenses. This game is very crucial for Sevilla in order to build momentum and some lead over Barcelona. Thier defence has been very strong but Real Sociedad will try to counter-press them. There will be times when they will be running towards their own goal. In these situations, Kounde will have to use his pace and put in risky tackles to stop them away side from creating chances.
Alexander Isak (Real Sociedad)
With Mikel Oyarzabal already ruled out for the game there will more responsibility on the former Dortmund attacker. It is likely that Los Txuri-Urdin’s strategy will be to win the ball higher up the pitch. In such circumstances, Isak can really use his pace to run at defenders and create space for his teammates. However, if he constantly losses his one-on-one battles, his confidence will go down and the team will suffer as he is leading the attack.
Dream 11 Prediction: Sevilla vs Real Sociedad
Goalkeeper: Yono Bono,
Defenders: Jesus Navas, Jules Kounde, Diego Rico, Jon Pacheco
Midfielders: Adnan Januzaj, Rafinha, David Silva, Ivan Ratikic
Attackers: Alexander Isak, Jesus Corona.
12th Man Prediction: Sevilla 1 vs Real Sociedad 0
At times the away side has struggled to open teams up and the home side has the best defence in the league. Thus it should be a win for Los Nervionenses.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.