When the season began, it would have been commonplace for fans to see SD Eibar as one of the most likely sides to go down. With a squad that does not look capable of handling the top flight in Spain, with very few players putting in performances worth talking about, a trip to Real Sociedad would seem like a good draw.
However, that being, Sociedad are in poor form with a single win in six league games. They have amassed only 4 wins from 10, and have been relatively poor compared to the quality of squad they have. While young star Oyarzabal is likely to continue growing, and names like Xabi Prieto and Assier Illaramendi keep putting in good performances, they aren’t really looking like the side that everyone had expected.
The missing Agirretxe, Kevin Rodriguez and Carlos Martinez is a blow, too, but with Dani Garcia and Ivan Ramis out alongside Fran Rico, Yoel and Pedro Leon, Eibar are in a bad way with injuries, too.
We can’t see this being anything other than a home win. Eibar have been conceding goals for fun away from home, and have lost 6 of their last 7 away games. Undefeated in 7 at home, we expect Sociedad to see this one through with a modicum of ease.
Eibar simply lack the quality to do any kind of telling damage at this level on a regular basis, especially away from home. Although poor so far, a win for Sociedad feels given.