Missing Players and team news:
Real Sociedad are still without the services of a number of first-team players, with Igor Zubeldia, Jon Pacheco, Mikel Merino, Aihen Munoz, Asier Illarramendi and Luca Sangalli among those on the sidelines. Head coach Alguacil is expected to resist the temptation to make wholesale changes from the defeat to Huesca, but David Silva could return to the side in midfield. Adnan Januzaj should again feature in an attacking position, meanwhile, and the hosts will be looking to leading scorer Alexander Isak to fire them past the relegation strugglers on Friday. As for Elche, Johan Mojica and Guido Carrillo remain unavailable for selection through muscle and hamstring problems respectively, but the visitors are otherwise in strong shape. Head coach Escriba could decide to select the same Xi that took to the field for the 1-0 defeat to league leaders Atletico last time out, with Lucas Boye and Pere Milla again leading the attack, leaving Tete Morente and Fidel to operate in the wide areas. It seems likely that there will be a change at right-back, though, with Antonio Barragan coming in for Helibelton Palacios, which was an alteration that occurred at the interval of the clash with Atletico.
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