We have reached the round of 16 in the 2022/23 Copa del Rey and on the 17th of January we have a meeting between Real Sociedad and RCD Mallorca.
Sociedad definitely is flying high and has more than high expectations in the upcoming Copa del Rey clash, as they are enjoying a five-match positive run across all competitions, building up their confidence exponentially after each fixture.
They did quite all right last time out at home against underdogs from Bilbao when they convincingly recorded a 3:1 victory, performing with great overall stability, and deservedly beating their opposition in this one.
Sociedad is sitting at the 3rd spot in LaLiga standings, having six points less than the leaders from Catalonia.
The game will take place at the Reale Arena and the hosts are currently 3rd in La Liga on 35 points while the visitors are in 10th place on 22 points.
Real Sociedad come into the match on the back of a 3-1 home victory over Athletic Club in La Liga on the weekend. Real Sociedad were 2-0 up in the first half but conceded a goal shortly before half time.
Athletic Club had a man sent off on the hour mark and Real Sociedad took full advantage to score their third goal two minutes later and win the game.
That result means Real Sociedad have won each of their last 7 competitive fixtures and they are undefeated in each of their last 8 matches.
The wins have come over Sevilla, Osasuna, Almeria, and Athletic Club in the league plus Cazalegas, CD Coria, and UD Logroñés in the Copa del Rey.
Home form shows Real Sociedad are undefeated in 10 of their last 12 games in all competitions. They have won 8 of their last 9 Copa del Rey matches and 4 of their last 5 home games in the cup. Trends show Real Sociedad have scored 2 or more goals in 7 of their last 8 home Copa del Rey ties.
RCD Mallorca travel to the Reale Arena having lost 1-0 at Osasuna in La Liga on the weekend. The only goal of the game was scored in the 47th minute and RCD Mallorca could not get back into the match in the time that remained.
Trends show RCD Mallorca have won 6 of their last 8 matches in all competitions and are undefeated in 8 of their last 10 games.
The wins have come over Villarreal, Atletico Madrid, and Real Valladolid in the league plus Autol, Real Union, and Pontevedra in the Copa del Rey.
Away form shows RCD Mallorca have won 5 of their 7 most recent away fixtures in all competitions and have won 6 of their last 7 away Copa del Rey ties.
However, it is worth noting most of those games were against teams from the lower divisions.
Team news and Real Sociedad are without the injured trio of Ander Guevara, Beñat Turrientes, and Alex Sola. Martín Merquelanz is a doubt following a knee injury.
RCD Mallorca have no injury or suspension concerns ahead of this match.
RCD Mallorca have not been easy to beat in recent games but Real Sociedad are in fantastic form themselves.
This has the makings of a tight game, especially with the quick turnaround from the league games on the weekend and a single goal could be enough for Real Sociedad to progress.
Real Sociedad Wins