Real Sociedad will travel to Cyprus this Thursday to play Omonia Nicosia in the penultimate group game of the 2022/23 Europa League season.
Venue: Neo GSP Stadium (Nicosia)
Omonia Nicosia have lost their last five games.
They have failed to score in their last four games.
The hosts have conceded nine goals in the Europa League group stage this season.
Real Sociedad have suffered just one defeat from their last ten UEFA away fixtures (W4, D5).
They have kept four clean sheets in their last six competitive games.
Sociedad have been outscored after half-time just once in any tournament this season – when losing 1-4 to Barcelona (2H: W6, D8, L1).
Head to head
Real Sociedad won the reverse fixture, which was the first and only meeting between both sides.
Latest performances in all competitions
Real Sociedad: L-W-W-W-W
Omonia Nicosia will look to pick up their first points in the Europa League this season when they welcome Group E leaders Real to Nicosia.
The hosts have endured a miserable run in the UEL this season, losing all four group games and conceding nine times.
Such form, and an accompanying rotten form in the domestic league where they currently sit in the tenth position after three wins and five losses in eight games, led to the sacking of former Celtic boss Neil Lennon.
The Cypriot club have no chance of progressing into the next round of this competition but can still qualify for Conference League playoffs via a third-place finish in this group.
However, even the possibility of that happening is slim, as it will require them to win this game and win their next game against Sheriff Tiraspol.
Considering that they have lost their last five games while failing to score in their last four, even the most enthusiastic Omonia fans will not be hopeful of a positive outcome.
Possible Omonia starting line-up
Francis Uzoho; Adam Matthews, Nemanja Miletic, Adam Lang, Nikolas Panaglotou, Jan Lecjaks; Brandon Barker, Moreto Cassama, Charalampos Charalampous, Mix Diskerud; Bruno.
Real Sociedad will look to seal get back to winning ways when they travel to Cyprus on Thursday.
The Spanish La Liga side saw their eight-game-winning run brought to a halt at the weekend when they were beaten 1-0 by Real Valladolid in La Liga.
The result ended a run of 18 games where Imanol Alguacil’s side found the back of the net. But they will now hope to return to their ominous form in Europe, where they have won each group game this season while keeping three clean sheets.
They have suffered just one defeat from their last ten UEFA away fixtures (W4, D5), and should therefore have every reason to believe the Round of 16 will be theirs to secure one round early.
Possible Real Sociedad starting line-up
Alex Remiro; Alex Sola, Aritz Elustondo, Jon Pacheco, Aihen Munoz; Mikel Merino, Martín Zubimendi, Brais Mendez, David Silva; Alexander Sorloth, Takefusa Kubo.
Injured: Umar Sadiq, André Martin, Mohamed Cho
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Omonia 0-2 Real Sociedad