Sevilla vs Real Sociedad predictions, H2H and match preview for this Sunday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as two potential top four contenders clash in Andalusia.
Sevilla vs Real Sociedad Preview
This is a cracking way to finish the weekend and six straight nights of Spanish top flight football. Sevilla made an electric start to the season but have been dealt a couple of reality checks over the past week or so. That has allowed the likes of Real Sociedad to nip past them in the early standings. La Real moved up to 2nd on Thursday night with a very impressive 3-0 win over Alaves.
A few hours earlier, it looked as though Sevilla were on course for an equally convincing win on the road at Eibar. However a Second Half collapse saw a 2-0 lead turn into a 3-2 defeat, Sevilla’s second in as many games following last weekend’s loss to Real Madrid. It was the first real signs of the kind of defensive flaws that have plagued them in recent years and Julen Lopetegui looked thoroughly unimpressed with what he saw from his side after the interval.
Over in San Sebastian, there are no such concerns for Imanol. Real Sociedad have bedded in their new arrivals quickly and look a genuinely very good side. They’ve arguably been the most impressive team so far this season in Spain and you’ll struggle to find any player who’s had a bigger impact than Martin Ødegaard. The 20 year old at times looks like the complete midfielder and put in another performance of real class on Thursday night.
This will be a real test of just how good this Sociedad side is but encouragingly they look capable of winning games in more than one way. At home against Alaves, they were happy to control the tempo and dominate possession before finding holes in their defence. On the road though, they’ve played some excellent counter-attacking football and that could serve them very well here.
Sevilla vs Real Sociedad Predictions
Score Prediction: 2-1 Real Sociedad
It’s generally a bad idea to bet against Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan but there are a few signs that all might not be right with this team and they clearly have an issue up top with no real focal head to their attacking play this term. Sociedad have been breaking with real quality away from home and there’s a danger they could pick Sevilla off on the break here and potentially inflict a third straight defeat on Julen Lopetegui’s side.
Sevilla vs Real Sociedad H2H
- Last 6 competitive meetings: 3 Sevilla Wins, 1 Real Sociedad Win, 2 Draws.
- Sevilla have won 4 of their last 6 home games against La Real including the last 2.
- They were 5-2 victors in this fixture last season.
- Sociedad’s last win at the RSP came in April 2016 (2-1).
Predicted Line Ups
Vaclik – Reguilon, Carrico, Carlos, Navas – Jordan, Fernando, Banega – Munir, De Jong, Ocampos (4-3-3)
Real Sociedad Team:
Moya – Monreal, Elustondo, Llorente, Zaldua – Merino, Zubeldia, Odegaard – Oyarzabal, Jose, Portu (4-3-3)