In the Reale Arena in San Sebastian, Real Sociedad and Real Valladolid will kick off the 26th round in LaLiga on Friday evening. Both teams are working on a great season in their own way.
Trainer Imanol Alguacil will have no trouble getting his team up on Friday night. Real Sociedad is in the middle of a great season, and with a victory over Real Valladolid it will be equal in points with Atletico Madrid and Sevilla, the current numbers three and four of LaLiga. Also in the Copa del Rey the Basques are doing very well, because next Wednesday they hope to secure their place in the final at the expense of second-class Mirandes. The first game was already won 2-1 by La Real.
It is therefore golden times for the Real Sociedad, which also won its last six official home duels in its own Reale Arena. Last week, Valencia also relentlessly got over it, so that the blue and white in their twelve LaLiga matches at home were 26 times sure. Only the season ticket holders of FC Barcelona could cheer more often this year than those of the San Sebastian club. So the fans of the home club will be back on their seat again on Friday evenings.
At Real Valladolid you can usually enjoy a lot less, although the club is also working on a great season in its own way. The purplish white score relatively low, but do have a solid rear guard. Last weekend they booked a nice 2-1 victory over the closing of the Espanyol, leaving them further away from the Spanish relegation zone. President Ronaldo can therefore be satisfied.
Real Valladolid can therefore work towards the tough away match against Real Sociedad without any worries. Also outside the team the trainer Sergio Gonzalez is doing fine this season with three wins and four draws from thirteen away games. That is again mainly due to the defense, because with only nineteen goals against, only six teams do better on foreign soil. It is certainly no coincidence that Atletico Madrid is the center of attention for Ghanaian man Mohamed Salisu.