Real Sociedad and Athletic Club are measured in one of the most iconic derbies in the history of league competition. The premises are ninth in the competition with 27 points; Athletic, who a few weeks ago caressed the dangerous zone, are in the twelfth position with 26 points: only one point separates the position of each other and, although they are somewhat far from the European positions, any skids of the from above can boost the Basques (both) to the Europa League.
There are not too many surprises in the eleven of both teams. Ibai Gómez, who arrived in the past winter market as a reinforcement of Garitano's, repeats the title, as he has been doing since he joined the team. In the premises, it only surprises the absence of Sangalli, who had been a starter in the last matches after recovering from the slight stroke suffered, replacing Merino.