Real Sociedad vs Getafe Predictions & Match Preview

Real Sociedad vs Getafe predictions

Real Sociedad vs Getafe predictions and match preview for Sunday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for expert analysis, the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as both sides look to build on impressive midweek wins.

DateSunday 23rd January 2022
Kick-Off18:30 (local time)
StadiumReale Arena
CompetitionLaLiga

Real Sociedad vs Getafe Preview


Real Sociedad stadium

Real Sociedad and Getafe clash at the Reale Arena this weekend in LaLiga. Both sides are in pretty good form right now and hoping to climb the table as we move further into 2022 while the hosts also have some significant cup distractions.

La Real impressively saw off Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey in midweek to book their place in the Quarter-Finals of the competition with goals from Adnan Januzaj and Alexander Sorloth. They will be hoping that a good cup run could help to breed confidence and improve their league form too which did tail off towards the end of 2021. The signs are pretty positive with three wins and a draw for Imanol’s men so far in 2022 from their four fixtures.

They are only outside the Champions League places on goal difference heading into this weekend but there are certainly some areas they can try and improve. For starters, they really need to start scoring more home goals in LaLiga with their average of just 0.7 goals per home game really poor for a team in their position, and indeed a side with so much quality.

Getafe meanwhile have only managed 3 away league goals all season. That’s a mystery given how they’ve suddenly started to hit the goal trail at home. They’ve scored four at the Coliseum twice since Quique Sanchez Flores took charge, impressively seeing off Granada 4-2 on Thursday night to move four points clear of the relegation zone.

The only negatives on the night were bookings for both starting strikers. Sandro Ramirez and Enes Unal both got on the scoresheet against Granada but will miss this game as a result of yellow cards. They have been busy in January though and loan signing Borja Mayoral, who came off the bench to also score on Thursday night, should get a start here as a result of the suspensions while fellow new arrival Oscar Rodriguez could potentially do likewise.

Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Real Sociedad Wins, 2 Getafe Wins, 1 Draw.
  • The sides drew 1-1 at the Coliseum earlier this term.
  • Getafe have a good record on this ground, winning 2-1 on 4 of their last 6 visits to Donostia.
  • However Real Sociedad did win this fixture 3-0 last term.

Team News

Mikel Merino is banned for La Real while Alexander Isak is an injury doubt.

Strikers Enes Unal and Sandro Ramirez are banned for Getafe. José Macías and Sabit Abdulai are carrying injuries.

Possible Lineups


Real Sociedad vs Getafe Predictions


Score Prediction: Real Sociedad 1-0 Getafe

Real Sociedad appear to be finding their feet once more following a serious dip in form at the end of 2021. Getafe are a tough nut to crack under Quique Sanchez Flores but the absence of top scorer Enes Unal is a big blow here and they may struggle to leave the Reale Arena with a result.


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Mark is a freelance writer based in Madrid. He has also lived in Seville and Barcelona and has written extensively about Spanish football. His work has been published by the likes of Guardian Sport & World Soccer.

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