Real Sociedad vs Osasuna 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 aim to bounce back from European disappointment.
|Sunday 27th February 2022
|18:30 (local time)
Real Sociedad vs Osasuna Preview
Real Sociedad and Osasuna clash in a derby in the Basque Country this Sunday with Osasuna making the trip to the Reale Arena. These are slightly worrying times for Real Sociedad with their season having failed to deliver on its early promise and they come into this game following European elimination on Thursday night.
Over the two legs, they struggled to cope with RB Leipzig’s considerable attacking threat and didn’t really deserve to go through despite a late rally where they put more pressure on the German team’s goal in the 2nd Leg. A 5-3 aggregate defeat means La Real have fallen at the first knockout hurdle for the second season running and they must now regroup and try to make sure they are in Europe again next term.
That’s far from guaranteed after a heavy 4-0 loss last weekend in the Basque Derby against Athletic Club at San Mames. Marcelino’s side are now just a point behind them and it may well turn into a battle between the big two in the Basque Country for one European place, although that will depend on who wins the Copa del Rey.
Osasuna could edge back into the European picture too were they to win this game. However it feels like they are a bit short in terms of the quality needed to really push for the top six or seven. Their recent form has been patchy but 3 wins from their last 6 in LaLiga has eased them well clear of any relegation drama.
Their last two games have both ended with 3-0 scorelines in favour of the away team. The first was an impressive win in Vallecas for Jagoba Arrasate’s team but they were well beaten at home by Atletico Madrid last weekend, although the scoreline did flatter Los Rojiblancos to some extent. Osasuna should be at or very close to full strength here and they’ll be hoping to add to La Real’s recent struggles.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 4 Real Sociedad Wins, 2 Draws.
- La Real won 2-0 at El Sadar earlier this term.
- The last two meetings in San Sebastian both ended 1-1.
- Osasuna haven’t beaten Real Sociedad since returning to the top flight in 2019.
Adnan Januzaj and Diego Rico are out injured for the hosts who also have doubts over Alexander Isak and Mikel Merino.
Jesus Areso is the only doubt for the visitors.
Real Sociedad vs Osasuna Predictions
Score Prediction: Real Sociedad 0-0 Osasuna
It’s hard to see many goals in this one. Real Sociedad haven’t been delivering on their potential this season, despite boasting considerable attacking talents in their ranks. There may be a bit of fatigue too after their European exploits and an Osasuna side that are usually tough to break down, look capable of getting something here.
PLEASE NOTE – Our LaLiga predictions are not betting tips. No profits are guaranteed if you’re using them to bet on football. If you are gambling, do so responsibly and never stake more than you can afford to lose. BeGambleAware.