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Saturday September 30 2017
Preview: La Real-Betis

Real Sociedad will be hoping to end a run of three straight defeats in La Liga when they host in-form Real Betis on Sunday.

La Real boss Eusebio Sacristan on his side arresting their poor run: “You keep thinking about trying to improve when there are no positive results.

“I’ve reflected on things, but my conclusion is the same as always: to try to improve on what we’re very good at.

“To change things would put what we’ve done in doubt, and there’s no such doubt for me because our path is a very good one and the players are convinced that it’s the best one to follow.”

Betis boss Quique Setien on his approach to squad management: “I’ve told you [reporters] in jest that I’ll drop the first person who sneezes, even just a bit.

“Still, it’s not easy to do that because everyone’s very enthusiastic about doing well in training.”

Real Sociedad (probable): Rulli; Odriozola, Aritz, Diego Llorente, Kevin; Prieto, Ilarramendi, Zurutuza; Juanmi, Willian Jose, Oyarzabal

Injuries/suspensions: Carlos Martinez, Guridi, Inigo, Januzaj (I)

Real Betis (probable): Adan; Barragan, Mandi, Feddal, Durmisi; Javi Garcia; Joaquin, Guardado; Fabian; Sanabria, Sergio Leon

Injuries/suspensions: Boudebouz, Camarasa, Campbell, Tosca (I)

Referee: Alvarez Izquierdo

Form guide: La Real (L L L W W) Betis (W W W L W)

Previous meeting: Betis 2-3 La Real

Venue: Anoeta

Kick-off time: 11:00 BST/12:00 local time

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