Real Sociedad vs Granada predictions and match preview for Sunday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for expert analysis, the head-to-head, team news and predicted lineups as La Real look to get their top four push back on track.
|Sunday 13th February 2022
|18:30 (local time)
Real Sociedad vs Granada Preview
Real Sociedad and Granada face off at the Reale Arena this weekend with the hosts looking to get back on track after a serious decline in form following a very bright start to the season. La Real are still only 3 points off the Champions League places in 7th but they are clearly out of sorts right now and Imanol needs to find some solutions.
The Europa League could yet spark some life into their season once more but they have a difficult tie against RB Leipzig which commences this Thursday in Germany. Their inability to score goals suggests they may struggle to overcome the Bundesliga side with Real Sociedad currently averaging just one goal per game in LaLiga this term.
Only five sides have inferior goalscoring records than theirs and they come into this game following back-to-back goalless draws in LaLiga against Getafe and Valencia. In theory a side that can count on the services of the likes of Alexander Isak and Mikel Oyarzabal should not be one that struggles to find the net, certainly not with players of the calibre of David Silva providing the service. However this side appears to have more flaws than many realised and it is a bit too easy to nullify at times.
Granada in theory aren’t the kind of team you’d back to come here, park the bus and shut Real Sociedad out for 90 minutes. Only four sides have conceded more goals than them this season but they did put in one of their better defensive efforts at the Bernabeu last weekend, going down only 1-0 to Marco Asensio’s Second Half goal.
Robert Moreno’s side are experiencing a bit of a dip in their overall form. They’ve gone five without a win in LaLiga heading into this, losing their last three. They’ve slipped to 16th as a result and they will be getting a little bit edgy once more, although they do maintain a 6 point cushion on the relegation zone heading into this match and can look forward to a considerably kinder set of fixtures in the upcoming weeks once it’s out the way.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 4 Real Sociedad Wins, 2 Granada Wins.
- La Real have won 3 of their last 4 home games against Granada.
- The exception was a 3-2 defeat in 2020.
- Real Sociedad won 3-2 at Granada earlier this term.
Igor Zubeldia is banned for the home team.
Santiago Arias is out for Granada who have doubts over Luis Maximiano, Germán Sanchez, Isma Ruiz and Antonio Puertas.
Real Sociedad vs Granada Predictions
Score Prediction: Real Sociedad 1-0 Granada
Neither side will be full of confidence heading into this game and the first goal will be key. Real Sociedad have been more solid defensively in recent league games, keeping clean sheets in each of their last 3. If they can repeat the trick here, they ought to get enough openings to claim the victory against a Granada defence which doesn’t often convince.
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