Real Sociedad vs Real Betis Match Preview & Prediction

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Real Sociedad vs Real Betis predictions, H2H and match preview for this Sunday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as La Real aim to bounce back from a couple of recent setbacks.

Real Sociedad vs Real Betis match preview

Real Sociedad vs Real Betis Preview

This is on paper perhaps the pick of the Sunday games in La Liga with plenty of attacking talent in the ranks of both Real Sociedad and Real Betis. It is the former who have made much the more impressive start to the season although a couple of defeats prior to the international break appears to have halted their progress slightly. 11 places currently separate the sides heading into match-day 9 but a victory for Betis here would move them to just a point behind La Real, testament to how congested things are currently in the Spanish top flight.

Sociedad would have fancied they were on course for another three points against Getafe a fortnight ago but the sending off of Diego Llorente allowed Geta a path back into the game and the South Madrid outfit turned the game on its head to leave Anoeta with all three points. Sociedad will have to cope without Llorente here as a result which should see Igor Zubeldia drop back to centre-back.

Betis meanwhile will be missing William Carvalho who had an operation this week but otherwise they should be at full strength. They were held at home by Eibar in their most recent match having conceded five on the road at Villarreal prior to that. There’s just a bit of pressure starting to build on Rubi as a result and back-to-back away games could leave the Seville club in a spot of bother unless they can pull something out of the bag either here or at Granada next weekend.

This fixture invariably produces goals with a cracking 4-4 draw between these sides at Anoeta a couple of seasons ago. Both sides have since changed coaches but the early signs are that Sociedad are further along with their regeneration project.

Read more in LLE on the Road – A new Sociedad & a new Anoeta

Real Sociedad vs Real Betis Predictions

Score Prediction: 3-2 Real Sociedad

Betis don’t look convincing defensively and that’s a worry against a Sociedad midfield and attack that has really been firing this season. La Real will fancy they can make them pay with Odegaard and Oyarzabal both putting in some performances of the highest quality right now. However Betis have plenty of firepower too and there should be a goal or two in this for them with Llorente a big miss at the back for the hosts.

Real Sociedad vs Real Betis H2H

  • Last 6 competitive meetings: 1 Sociedad Win, 1 Betis Win, 4 Draws.
  • These sides met 4 times last season with Betis progressing on away goals over two legs in the Copa del Rey.
  • Both sides won their home fixture in the league.
  • Sociedad have won 4 of their last 6 at Anoeta against Betis, losing none.

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Predicted Line Ups

Real Sociedad Team:

Moya – Monreal, Zubeldia, Elustondo, Zaldua – Odegaard, Guevara, Merino – Oyarzabal, Willian Jose, Portu (4-3-3)

Betis Team:

Robles – Moreno, Sidnei, Mandi, Emerson – Fekir, Guardado, Canales, Joaquin – Loren, Iglesias (4-4-2)

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Mark is a freelance writer based in Madrid. He has been writing about Spanish football since 2014 and regularly attends and covers matches across Spain. His work has also been published by various newspapers and websites including These Football Times, World Soccer and Guardian Sport. Freelance requests: marksochon (at)

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