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Anoeta (ATT 20,000) 28th April 2012 - Kick off 17:00 Ref: J Estrada Fernandez

Sociedad Real Sociedad vs Racing Santander R Santandr

Sociedad 3

A Griezmann (47, 70)
I Agirretxe (83)


R Santandr 0

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Relegation battle could prove decisive

Last Updated: 27/04/12 6:41pm

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Gorka Elustondo: Believes his side will stay up

Gorka Elustondo: Believes his side will stay up

Real Sociedad midfielder Gorka Elustondo is determined to secure the club's Primera Division survival on Saturday with a win which would condemn Racing Santander to the drop.

Sociedad are nine points clear of the drop zone and victory against Racing would secure their place among the elite.

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Real Sociedad 8/15, Draw 3/1, Racing Santander 11/2. Bet now

It would be a notable achievement for the San Sebastian club after leaving it until the last day of the season last term to make sure of staying up.

Elustondo told El Mundo Deportivo newspaper said: "Achieving safety is worthy of celebration.

"It was a goal we set at the start of the season and it was not easy. But achieving it would give a huge sense of relief."

He added: "The key is to secure the victory for the fans. And from there try to do our best with less pressure to score the most points.

"We have some good games coming up so we need to get salvation and then play them as best we can."


While Sociedad appear on an upward curve, the same cannot be said for Racing, whose 10-year spell in the top flight is due to come to an end.

They are 11 points adrift of safety with just four games remaining and even a win on Saturday might not be enough.

Alvaro Cervera was drafted in as their third coach of the season last month, following in the footsteps of Hector Cuper and Juan Jose Gonzalez, but it has failed to stop the rot.

Best Bet: Real Sociedad on -1 handicap - 11/2 - 13/10

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Barcelona 38 94
2 Real Madrid 38 92
3 Atletico Madrid 38 78
4 Valencia 38 77
5 Sevilla 38 76
6 Villarreal 38 60
7 Athletic Bilbao 38 55
8 Celta Vigo 38 51
9 Malaga 38 50
10 Espanyol 38 49
11 Rayo Vallecano 38 49
12 Real Sociedad 38 46
13 Elche 38 41
14 Levante 38 37
15 Getafe 38 37
16 Deportivo La Coruna 38 35
17 Granada 38 35
18 Eibar 38 35
19 Almeria 38 32
20 Cordoba 38 20