One of the primary arguments during the early long stretches of the period was whether Sociedad were fit for keeping a title offer when Real Madrid and Barcelona were battling for consistency.
While the two monsters of the division have bit by bit improved over the long haul, Sociedad have lost all force at a disturbing rate, getting only three points from their last six matches.
Three progressive defeats have been recorded against Barcelona, Levante and new leaders Atletico Madrid, leaving Txuri-urdinak six points untied of the last mentioned.
Months in the wake of getting far reaching credit, Imanol Alguacil currently winds up constrained to manage an adjustment in fortunes throughout the next few weeks.
Sociedad have not figured out how to score a second-half goal in six group trips, a streak which should end in the near future in the event that they wish to remain in conflict for a Champions League spot.
Athletic have spent quite a bit of their season contending at some unacceptable finish of the table with just four points from two matches seeing them put some distance among themselves and the last three.
Like his partner in the hole, Gaizka Garitano has been the objective for analysis of late, and it has normally prompted hypothesis with respect to his position. With three home matches to come in progression, Garitano will trust that seeing off Huesca and asserting a draw at Villarreal speaks to the beginning of an improved 2021.
In any case, he requires significantly more from his attack with long-serving attacker Inaki Williams actually besting the goalscoring outlines with only three strikes.
With neither one of the sides having delivered their best type of late, we don’t anticipate that this match should satisfy its latent capacity. In what might be a cheeky undertaking to end 2021, a low-scoring fixture between two all around coordinated sides could happen at the San Mames Stadium. However, we foresee a low scoring draw in this match.