Liga - Racing Santander v Real Sociedad: LIVE
Follow LIVE text commentary of the La Liga match between Racing Santander and Real Sociedad at El Sardinero.
Racing are without defender Francis and midfielder Jario who are both injured. Youngster Javier Barrios is in the squad after making a goalscoring debut in the Copa del Rey against Rayo Vallecano in midweek.
Five players return to the Sociedad squad after being left out of cup duty. Claudio Bravo, Carlos Martinez, Carlos Vela, Iñigo Martínez, and Zubikarai Agirretxe are the men that return. Gorka Elustondo is missing through injury.
Juanjo Gonzalez (Racing Santander): "We showed also against Athletic Bilbao that we keep going and I'm pleased with the good feeling this game leaves us with, but the most important thing for us is the league and the matches coming up against Real Sociedad and Zaragoza."
Philippe Montanier (Real Sociedad): "It's always good to have a winning dynamic, especially for the mindset of the players, and now we're doing well, but I don't want us to relax because the upcoming games are very difficult and very important."
Real Sociedad have scored in all but one of their last seven visits to El Sardinero in Primera (W4 D2 L1).
The txuri-urdines are yet to keep a clean sheet on the road in the league this season.
The cántabros have failed to score more than once in any home league game this season.
The side from Santander are on a run of four league games at home alternating wins and defeats: they won last time (1-0 vs Villarreal).
The donostiarras have taken the second-most points thanks to goals scored in the last five minutes of league games this season (five, Betis seven).
Serrano is the only Racing player to have played at least half of their league games this season without winning.
Racing are, along with Rayo, the only side in LigaBBVA who are yet to score in the 15 minutes before half-time.
Imanol Aguirretxe has scored the most headed goals in LigaBBVA this season (four).
Racing have scored the fewest left-footed goals in La Liga this season (one).
Racing Santandar (5/4), Real Sociedad (9/4), Draw (11/5)