Preview: Real Sociedad vs Sevilla FC
Pre-match reports


The Blanquirrojos visit a Real Sociedad side who are in good spirits after beating Villarreal and are fighting for a Europa League place

LaLiga Matchday 37 takes place today, with the majority of matches kicking off at the same time. Sevilla FC face a tricky trip to San Sebastián to face Real Sociedad. The Nervionenses qualified for the Champions League after Villarreal lost at home to today's opponents, and are looking for a win in the Basque Country to night as they look to finish the league season off in style

The Blanquirrojos travel to Anoeta with 66 points in fourth place, and could well move into third place, the club's next objective, but this is dependent on the result of Atlético de Madrid's trip to Getafe. Sevilla FC could also achieve a fifth consecutive win tonight, something which the club have not done since the 2016/17 season, when Jorge Sampaoli was manager. The Hispalenses also go into the clash with a 13-match unbeaten run in the league, a club record, and they are without defeat in 15 matches in all competitions, meaning the league record could again be broken tonight, and a sixteenth match in all competitions without defeat would also break the club record, set in 2014/15, when Unai Emery was manager.

Sevilla FC could reach a fifth consecutive win and a club record for matches unbeaten in all competitions

Real Sociedad go into today's match with more hope than ever as they look to secure a Europa League place for next season. They returned to competitive action in a poor run of form, taking just 5 points from 8 matches, but took a huge step towards qualification on Monday night with a win away at Villarreal, which means they are seventh in the table, tied on points with sixth-placed Getafe and three behind Villarreal. Regarding team selection, Aritz, Januzaj and Illarramendi are all injured and will not feature.

Julen Lopetegui will again be unable to call on Vaclík, and Escudero is also out injured for tonight's match after picking up a knock in his less foot. Sevilla FC's Basque manager recognised in his pre-match press conference that it is a "great joy to have achieved the aim, it is not easy being up there nearly all season", and showed ambition as the side look to "reach third place, we're hoping for it". 

The match will kick off on Thursday 16th July at 21:00 CET at the Reale Arena, and will be refereed by Del Cerro Grande, from Madrid. Jaime Latre is on VAR duty.

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