RB Salzburg host Real Sociedad at the Red Bull Arena Salzburg this Tuesday in their second match of the Champions League Group stage. Salzburg already has one win under their belt and will be looking for another whereas Real Sociedad are aiming to pick up their first win.
RB Salzburg currently sit top of Group D after one match, being the only team with a win. They’re also in form in their domestic league the Austrian Bundesliga as they sit top of the league with seven wins, one draw and one loss.
In their last five games in all competitions, Salzburg have three wins, one draw and one loss. Samson Baidoo opened the scoring for Salzburg against Sturm Graz who equalised through Otar Kiteishvili. Sturm Graz then took the lead through Manprit Sarkaria and Salzburg equalised through a Sekou Koita penalty as the game finished 2 - 2. In the Champions League, Roko Simic scored an early penalty against Benfica and Oscar Gloukh added another in the second half to win 2 - 0 against ten man Benfica.
Ronivaldo Bernardo Sales scored the only goal in a shock 1 - 0 win for Blau-Weiß Linz, but Salzburg bounced back with a 4 - 0 win over Austria Salzburg in the Austrian Cup with Amar Dedic and Strahinja Pavlovic scoring and Amankwah grabbing a brace.
The last time out for Salzburg was against Austria Lustenau. Simic, Oumar Solet, Karim Konate and Gloukh all scored in the 4 - 0 win.
Real Sociedad sit third in Group D with one draw and one point to their name. As for their position in the La Liga, Sociedad currently sit fourth with four wins, three draws and one loss.
In their last five games in all competitions, Sociedad have three wins, one draw and one loss. Despite Ander Barrenetxea opening the scoring for Real Sociedad in the fifth minute, Federico Valvdered and Joselu both scored for Real Madrid in the second half to grab the 2 - 1 win. Sociedad then faced Inter Milan in the Champions League. Brias Mendez scored early for Sociedad again, but after holding onto the win for most of the game, Lautaro Martinez equalised in the 87th minute as the game finished 1 - 1.
In a seven goal thriller Real Sociedad beat Getafe 4 - 3. Takefusa Kubo and Mendez scored along with a brace from Mikel Oyarzabal to grab the win despite goals from Carles Alena, Borja Mayoral and Juanmi Latasa. Carlos Fernandez scored the only goal of the game in the 1 - 0 win over Valencia who had Selim Amallah sent off before halftime.
Most recently, Real Sociedad faced Athletic Club. Robin Le Normand, Kubo and Oyarzabel all scored in the 3 - 0 win for Sociedad.
RB Salzburg and Real Sociedad have met just twice in their histories, these coming in the 2022/23 Europa League Round of 32. The first leg ended in a 2 - 2 draw, with Alvaro Ordiozola and Adnan Januzaj on the scoresheet for Sociedad and an own goal from Mikel Oyarzabal and a goal from Takumi Minamino levelling it for Salzburg. However, in the return leg, Mu’nas Dabbur and Valon Berisha gave Salzburg the 2 - 1 win with Raul Navas scoring and being sent off for Sociedad.