Match Preview: Real Sociedad vs Getafe Predictions, Team News & H2H

Real Sociedad vs Getafe predictions

Real Sociedad vs Getafe predictions and match preview for Saturday’s game in LaLiga. Read on for the head-to-head, team news, betting tips and predicted lineups as two European hopefuls meet.

  • DATE: Saturday 3rd October 2020
  • KICK-OFF: 18:30 (local time)
  • VENUE: Anoeta
  • COMPETITION: LaLiga Santander

Real Sociedad vs Getafe Preview


Real Sociedad vs Getafe preview

Two European hopefuls meet at Anoeta on Saturday. Real Sociedad were surprisingly beaten at home in midweek and it won’t be any easier here against a Getafe side that has made a strong start to the new campaign. 

La Real were firm favourites to beat Valencia and go top of LaLiga on Tuesday night. However it was a frustrating ninety minutes for La Real who succumbed to a Maxi Gomez goal whilst spurning some good opportunities of their own late in the game. 

It was their first defeat of the season though having taken 5 points from their opening 3 games with youngster Roberto Lopez enjoying something of a breakthrough with a couple of goals. He may find first team opportunities harder to come by now La Real are over their coronavirus outbreak but Europa League football later this month should serve up more opportunities.

As for Getafe, they narrowly missed out on Europa League qualification last term as a direct result of Adnan Januzaj’s late goal for Real Sociedad on the final weekend. Their league form may just benefit though from having fewer distractions and the early signs are positive. Getafe are yet to concede a goal this season and are the league leaders heading into matchday 5, following a convincing 3-0 win over Real Betis in midweek.

Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 5 Getafe Wins, 1 Real Sociedad Win.
  • Getafe have a great record on this ground, winning on 4 of their last 5 visits.
  • All of those wins were by 2-1 margins including last season’s meeting in October 2019.
  • La Real have only won 1 of their last 8 games against Getafe overall.

Team News

Joseba Zaldua is fit to return at right-back for Real Sociedad. Igor Zubeldia is still out injured though.

Getafe have a doubt over the fitness of Enes Unal but are expected to be unchanged with the exception of Jaime Mata who should return to partner midweek hero Angel Rodriguez in attack.

Predicted Real Sociedad Starting Lineup:

Remiro – Monreal, Le Normand, Aritz, Zaldua – Merino, Guevara, Silva – Oyarzabal, Willian Jose, Portu (4-3-3)

Predicted Getafe Starting Lineup:

Soria – Olivera, Etxeita, Djene, Suarez – Cucurella, Maksimovic, Arambarri, Nyom – Angel, Mata (4-4-2)


Real Sociedad vs Getafe Predictions


Score Prediction: Real Sociedad 1-1 Getafe

Getafe’s defence should be tested more in this game than they have been so far this season. However Jose Bordalas’ side have come back looking really sharp and focused and they look capable of maintaining their unbeaten start by taking at least a point from their trip to Anoeta, which is usually a happy hunting ground for them.

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