Real Sociedad vs Real Betis Predictions & Match Preview

Real Sociedad vs Real Betis predictions

Real Sociedad vs Real Betis predictions and match preview for Thursday’s Copa del Rey Quarter-Final. Read on for expert analysis as two strong teams target a place in the last four.

DateThursday 3rd February 2022
Kick-Off20:00 (local time)
StadiumReale Arena
CompetitionCopa del Rey

Real Sociedad vs Real Betis Preview

Real Sociedad stadium

Real Sociedad and Real Betis face off on Thursday night in the Copa del Rey in what promises to be an intriguing meeting in Donostia. Both sides will really fancy their chances of going all the way in this competition if they can emerge from this tie.

Memories of the 2020 triumph are still very fresh for La Real and it’s still only nine months since they saw off Athletic in the delayed all-Basque Final. Despite European and league commitments, they’d more than welcome another crack at getting their hands on the Copa again and have already knocked out one of the big boys with a 2-0 home win over Atletico Madrid in the last round.

They were good value for that victory but their most recent game, a 0-0 draw against Getafe, has been somewhat more typical of their home form this term. They’ve struggled badly for goals at Anoeta with some of their talented attacking players failing to fire on anything like a consistent basis. Swedish striker Alexander Isak has only managed 5 goals so far in 20 domestic outings this term having bagged 16 and 17 in the previous two seasons respectively, while supposed creator in chief David Silva hasn’t really shone in midfield.

By contrast, Real Betis certainly aren’t struggling in terms of either creating chances or scoring goals. They’ve netted 41 this term in LaLiga which is 19 more than Real Sociedad have managed, a tally only leaders Real Madrid can better. Indeed they’ve scored 4 in each of their last two outings, thrashing Alaves 4-0 at the Benito Villamarin before an impressive 4-1 win at Espanyol.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side reached this stage of the competition with a 2-1 win over Sevilla in their controversial last 16 derby clash which was completed a day late after Sevilla’s Joan Jordan was hit by an object thrown from the crowd. Neither club covered themselves in glory that day but it’s Betis who have the chance to potentially move on to a hometown final with Cartuja the venue again for the conclusion of this season’s competition.

Head to Head

  • Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Real Betis Wins, 2 Real Sociedad Wins, 1 Draw.
  • Betis ran out 4-0 winners when the sides met in Seville in December.
  • However they’ve not won on any of their last 14 visits to this ground.
  • Both teams have scored in all of the last 5 meetings in Donostia with 23 goals in total across those matches.

Real Sociedad vs Real Betis Predictions

Score Prediction: Real Sociedad 1-1 Real Betis (Real Sociedad to Win on Penalties)

This is a really tough game to call. Home advantage perhaps gives La Real the slight edge and they have regrouped with an unbeaten start to 2022 following a really poor end to 2021. However Betis are flying right now and playing like a team that believes they can go anywhere and win. Don’t be surprised if this one goes the distance.

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About Mark Sochon 2062 Articles
Mark is a freelance writer based in Madrid. He has been writing about Spanish football since 2014 and regularly attends and covers matches across Spain. His work has also been published by various newspapers and websites including These Football Times, World Soccer and Guardian Sport. Available for freelance work: marksochon (at)

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