Mirandés are looking to stage another upset when Real Sociedad host their Copa del Rey semi-final first leg.
The second division side have already eliminated Villarreal, Sevilla and Celta Viga en route to this moment.
La Real, meanwhile, dumped out Real Madrid last time out and are the highest-ranked team left in this season’s competition.
Read on for our Real Sociedad vs Mirandés preview, predictions, team news and TV coverage information.
When is Real Sociedad vs Mirandés and where can I watch live?
Competition: Copa del Rey
Venue: Reale Arena
Date: Thursday, 13 February 2020
Kick-off: 8:00 PM (UK time)
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09 February 2020: Real Sociedad 2-1 Athletic Bilbao (La Liga)
06 February 2020: Real Madrid 3-4 Real Sociedad (Copa del Rey)
02 February 2020: Leganés 2-1 Real Sociedad (La Liga)
29 January 2020: Real Sociedad 3-1 Osasuna (Copa del Rey)
26 January 2020: Real Sociedad 3-1 Mallorca (La Liga)
09 February 2020: Sporting Gijón 2-2 Mirandés (Segunda División)
05 February 2020: Mirandés 4-2 Villarreal (Copa del Rey)
02 February 2020: Mirandés 0-0 Rayo Vallecano (Segunda División)
30 January 2020: Mirandés 3-1 Sevilla (Copa del Rey)
26 January 2020: Málaga 2-2 Mirandés (Segunda División)
Ones to watch
Real Sociedad: Martin Ødegaard
Martin Ødegaard was at the heart of Real Sociedad sensationally eliminating his parent club from this season’s competition at the quarter-final stage. He missed their win against regional rivals Athletic Bilbao over the weekend with a niggly injury, but is expected to feature as La Real chase a first Copa del Rey final appearance since 1988.
Key stat: Martin Ødegaard has been directly involved in five goals (scored two and created three) across his previous three Copa del Rey matches.
Mirandés: Martín Merquelanz
— Martin Merquelanz Fans (@merquelanz) February 7, 2020
Martín Merquelanz really turned on the style against Villarreal last time out by registering three assists and scoring another in Mirandés’ incredible 4-2 win. This semi-final meeting will be special for the 24-year-old winger given he joined his present side from boyhood club Real Sociedad.
Key stat: Martín Merquelanz has created four goals across five Copa del Rey appearances, more than any other Mirandés player.
📝 ALINEACIÓN 🆚 CD Mirandés
— Real Sociedad Fútbol (@RealSociedad) February 13, 2020
Confirmed XI: Remiro, Zaldua, Zubeldia, Monreal, Le Normand, Aritz, Portu, Merino, Ødegaard, Oyarzabal, Isak.
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👥 OFICIAL | XI 🆚 @RealSociedad
— CDMirandés (@CDMirandes) February 13, 2020
Confirmed XI: Limones, Kijera, Onaindia, S González, Guridi, Malsa, Sánchez, Rey, A González, Merquelanz, Aias.
No fewer than 24 places separate Real Sociedad and Mirandés but as the second division side have shown, they are not afraid of who is put in front of them. La Real, though, should fancy themselves to get the job done ahead of the second leg.