Real Sociedad vs Cadiz match preview and predictions for Sunday’s LaLiga match. Read on for the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as La Real aim to get back to winning ways.
- DATE: Sunday February 7th 2021
- KICK-OFF: 14:00 (local time)
- STADIUM: Anoeta
- COMPETITION: LaLiga
Real Sociedad vs Cadiz Preview
Real Sociedad entertain Cadiz in the early game on Sunday in LaLiga. La Real need to focus on getting their season back on track as a difficult winter rolls on and there is no better way of doing that than winning a few football matches.
It’s only 2 wins in 17 games in all competitions for La Real now. They are a far better team than that record suggests but they just seem to lack that special ingredient that allows the top sides to kill off matches. The killer touch in the final third has often been lacking, however Imanol will be encouraged by signs that Alexander Isak is returning to form with the young Swede having netted in each of his last 3 league appearances.
We’ve seen before with Isak, both in Spain and the Netherlands, that he is someone who can go on really hot streaks in front of goal when he starts scoring. He’s certainly a player to keep an eye on here while new signing Carlos Fernandez is also someone who could really bolster Real Sociedad’s ability to finish chances and kill off games.
It’s only one win in 10 matches in all competitions for Cadiz, not including a penalty shootout triumph against lower league Pontevedra in the Copa del Rey. They’ve conceded twice or more in all of their last four games and they aren’t travelling with as much belief now as they were during a stunning opening to their first season back at this level since the mid 2000’s.
Their last six road games in LaLiga have produced just two points and to some extent it feels as though teams have started to figure out how to better set up against them. Despite that, Cadiz are still well placed to secure their only goal this season – survival. With Alvaro Negredo rolling back the years in attack they should ask questions of La Real in this match.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Real Sociedad Wins, 3 Draws.
- La Real won 1-0 at Cadiz earlier this term.
- The last meeting in San Sebastian was a 4-1 Real Sociedad win in the Segunda Division in January 2010.
- Cadiz haven’t won any of the 7 meetings this century.
Igor Zubeldia is injured while Robin Le Normand is banned so we will see changes at centre-back for La Real with Aritz Elustondo getting a start.
Alfonso Espino is back following COVID-19 and could start in one change from last weekend.
Predicted Real Sociedad Starting Lineup:
Remiro – Monreal, Zubeldia, Elustondo, Zaldua – Merino, Guevara, Illarramendi – Oyarzabal, Isak, Portu (4-3-3)
Predicted Cadiz Starting Lineup:
Ledesma – Espino, Cala, Mauro, Iza – Perea, Fali, Jonsson, Sanchez – Negredo, Lozano (4-4-2)
Real Sociedad vs Cadiz Predictions
Score Prediction: Real Sociedad 3-1 Cadiz
It has been a really difficult few months for La Real but they are now out of two cup competitions and they’ve had a rare free midweek heading into this which will have done them the world of good. They played very well at the Ceramica last weekend and if Isak is on form again in the final third, they should be too strong for Cadiz in this match.
Real Sociedad vs Cadiz Betting Tips (18+)
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