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

Celta Vigo vs Real Sociedad predictions

Celta Vigo vs Real Sociedad predictions and match preview for Sunday’s LaLiga match. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as La Real travel to Galicia.

  • DATE: Sunday 1st November 2020
  • KICK-OFF: 16:00 (local time)
  • VENUE: Balaidos

Celta Vigo vs Real Sociedad Preview

Celta Vigo vs Real Sociedad match preview
Celta stadium via juantiagues, CC BY-SA 2.0

Real Sociedad are in Galicia this weekend aiming to maintain their status at the very summit of LaLiga. La Real have enjoyed a really strong start to the season but go into this game following a slight setback in the form of a home defeat in the Europa League.

Unfortunately for Celta fans, it already feels a bit like the last two seasons where this team has underdelivered on its potential. Somebody other than Iago Aspas did finally score for them on Monday in the 1-1 draw at Levante. That ended a three game losing streak but did little to really ease the pressure that is starting to build on Oscar Garcia with Celta again languishing just above the drop zone.

There’s no such worries for La Real boss Imanol although he did watch his team fall to a 1-0 defeat at home to Napoli in the Europa League on Thursday. The Basques were a bit unfortunate to lose the game with the Serie A outfit scoring with their only shot on target.

In LaLiga, Real Sociedad have been really impressive so far. They played some outstanding football against Huesca last weekend with David Silva now starting to look right at home at Anoeta. The Spain legend assisted two goals in a 4-1 win over the new boys and the visitors head into this weekend as top scorers in the Spanish top flight while also boasting the division’s second best defensive record.

Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 2 Celta Wins, 3 Real Sociedad Wins, 1 Draw.
  • Both meetings last term ended in 1-0 away wins.
  • Celta have only won 1 of their last 5 home games against La Real.
  • That was a 3-1 success in April 2019.

Team News

Joseph Aidoo is back from COVID and could start at centre-back. Celta are likely to go 3-5-2 again.

We are likely to see some rotation from Real Sociedad given their European commitments. Centre-back Aritz Elustondo is a doubt which could see Modibo Sagnan start.

Predicted Celta Starting Lineup:

Villar – Aidoo, Murillo, Araujo – Olaza, Nolito, Tapia, Denis, Carreira – Mina, Aspas (3-5-2)

Predicted Real Sociedad Starting Lineup:

Remiro – Munoz, Le Normand, Sagnan, Gorosabel – Merino, Zubimendi, Silva – Oyarzabal, Jose, Januzaj (4-3-3)

Celta Vigo vs Real Sociedad Predictions

Score Prediction: Celta 1-2 Real Sociedad

If La Real are as good as they were last weekend, they should be able to create chances against this Celta side and they look well capable of winning the game. Oscar Garcia still hasn’t really found a formula that gets the best out of the players he has at his disposal and defeat here will pile the pressure on him.

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