Real Sociedad will be looking to make it back-to-back wins in La Liga when they welcome Valencia to San Sebastian on Tuesday night.
The Basque club have picked up five points from their first three league matches of the season to sit third in the table, while Valencia have managed four points from their first three outings in 2020-21.
Sociedad actually started their La Liga season with back-to-back draws, sharing the points with Real Valladolid on the opening weekend of the campaign before playing out a goalless draw with Real Madrid on September 20.
Imanol Alguacil’s side put their first three points on the board in impressive fashion on Saturday, though, as they ran out 3-0 winners at Elche courtesy of goals from Portu, Adnan Januzaj and Roberto Lopez.
The Basque side finished sixth in La Liga last season, which was enough for a spot in the group stages of the Europa League, but they were 14 points off fourth-place Sevilla in Spain’s top flight.
Sociedad will certainly be looking to push closer to the Champions League spots this season and will hope that David Silva can play a leading role in their charge, having arrived on a free transfer from Manchester City.
Javi Gracia in charge of Watford on February 2, 2019© Reuters
Valencia, meanwhile, started their season with a 4-2 win over Levante at the Mestalla but lost 2-1 at Celta Vigo on September 19 before being held to a 1-1 draw by Huesca on Saturday.
Los Che took the lead against the newly-promoted side in the first half, but Dimitrios Siovas levelled the scores just past the hour and that was how it finished in Valencia.
The former Spanish champions finished fourth in 2017-18 and 2018-19 but claimed ninth last term, and it could be a difficult campaign for the club as a number of key players have been moved on for financial reasons.
There has been a number of exits this summer and not a single incoming, meaning that it would be a huge surprise if the club were to push high up the table, despite having a number of talented players in their ranks.
Real Sociedad La Liga form: DDW
Valencia La Liga form: WLD