Cadiz vs Real Sociedad predictions and match preview for Sunday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for the head-to-head, team news, predicted lineups and fantasy football picks as La Real make the long trip south.
|Date||Sunday 12th September 2021|
|Kick-Off||18:30 (local time)|
Cadiz vs Real Sociedad Preview
Real Sociedad head to the south of Spain on Sunday with three points the target for the visitors. Cadiz will be eager to stop them but they may well have spent much of the international break stewing over the bitter disappointment of their late defeat to Osasuna last time out.
Cadiz were leading that match 2-1 heading into Stoppage Time and appeared to be on the verge of finally being able to celebrate a top flight home win in front of fans for the first time since the mid 2000’s. However there was a real sting in the tale as Roberto Torres and David Garcia scored late goals to win it for the Pamplona based side.
Cadiz are yet to leave Andalusia this season with a home draw against Levante where they scored an even later equaliser and a point at Betis their only other results. Alvaro Cervera won’t be panicking just yet but he’ll know it could be a real struggle for his team this season, with some of the other relegation candidates having had better transfer windows. They added forwards Florin Andone and Rúben Sobrino late in the transfer window but they didn’t really show a great deal of ambition overall and still look a little short on quality in some areas.
As for Real Sociedad, it was also a relatively quiet summer. They held onto all of their brightest young talents but it’s doubtful whether any of their new arrivals will be first team regulars. One who may stake a claim is keeper Mat Ryan who is fit again and will be hoping to take the number one jersey off Alex Remiro, although he may have to prove his point in the Europa League first of all.
Real Sociedad haven’t been at their best so far this season, but despite that they’ve a solid return of 6 points from their opening 3 games. Having lost at Camp Nou on MD1, they’ve recorded 1-0 wins over both Rayo Vallecano and Levante at the Reale Arena. The match winner last time out was talented youngster Ander Barrenetxea who looks like he is going to see much more regular game time this season.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 2 Cadiz Wins, 4 Real Sociedad Wins.
- Real Sociedad have won all of the last 4 meetings.
- Real Sociedad haven’t lost any of the 8 meetings this century.
- They claimed a narrow 1-0 win here in this fixture last term.
Alberto Perea and Jose Mari are injury doubts for the home team.
Mat Ryan is training again and will be hoping for a start in goal. Nacho Monreal is still sidelined through injury.
Predicted Cadiz Starting Lineup:
Ledesma – Espino, Haroyan, Fali, Akapo – Alarcon, Jonsson – Lozano, Fernandez, Salvi – Negredo (4-2-3-1)
Predicted Real Sociedad Starting Lineup:
Remiro – Munoz, Le Normand, Elustondo, Gorosabel – Zubimendi – Barrenetxea, Merino, Silva, Oyarzabal – Isak (4-1-4-1)
Cadiz vs Real Sociedad Predictions
Score Prediction: Cadiz 1-2 Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad were in danger of a slow start after so many of their players went to either Euro 2020 or the Olympics and in some cases both. However they’ve got the job done without being brilliant but a better performance seems likely here after a fortnight’s rest for some of their players.
Fantasy Football Picks
- Sorare – David Silva