Sevilla vs Real Sociedad 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 travel to the Sanchez-Pizjuan.
|Date||Sunday 20th March 2022|
|Kick-Off||18:30 (local time)|
Sevilla vs Real Sociedad Preview
Sevilla and Real Sociedad meet in what could be a very tasty appetiser for Sunday night’s Clasico. That being said both of these teams come into this game following major blows in midweek with Sevilla exiting the Europa League while La Real lost key man Mikel Oyarzabal to an ACL injury which will rule him out for the majority of 2022.
Julen Lopetegui’s side bowed out of Europe in London with a 2-0 defeat, after Extra Time, against West Ham. It denies them that sought after Final in their own stadium and comes as a real disappointment given on paper they were one of the very strongest teams left in the competition. However they have been pretty underwhelming in Europe throughout this season and with one or two key players missing, they again struggled to produce their best football against the Premier League side.
All of a sudden, a season that promised so much, now feels as good as over for Sevilla. They are 10 points off Real Madrid at the top of LaLiga following a series of draws against lowly opponents and don’t look like realistic title contenders any more. 2nd would still be a fine achievement but given they were fighting strongly on two fronts a matter of weeks ago, this will be a slightly dejected Sevilla side that takes to the field on Sunday.
You could probably have said something similar about Real Sociedad in recent months too. Their title dreams have long since faded, and in truth it was more outside influences that were playing up their prospects of competing at the very top of LaLiga earlier in the campaign. Their goal return of just 29 goals from 28 games largely explains why they are not even in the picture now. Even bottom club Levante have netted more and La Real’s attacking threat has suffered a further blow with the news that broke in midweek.
Injury problems have been the backdrop to much of Real Sociedad’s campaign and the sight of Mikel Oyarzabal going down with a serious, season-ending injury, was the very last thing they needed. He has been their biggest goal threat this campaign but is now just another attacking absentee with the likes of Carlos Fernandez and Ander Barrenetxea also having been sidelined long-term.
Head to Head
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 4 Sevilla Wins, 2 Draws.
- The sides drew 0-0 in Donostia earlier this term.
- Sevilla have won all of the last 4 meetings at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan.
- The last 3 meetings here have all seen both teams score 2+ goals.
|Sevilla||Suso, Lamela, Papu Gomez||Rekik, Acuna, Carlos|
|Real Sociedad||Fernandez, Oyarzabal, Munoz, Monreal, Barrenetxea, Djouahra|
Sevilla vs Real Sociedad Predictions
Score Prediction: Sevilla 0-0 Real Sociedad
Sevilla are at a significant disadvantage having played for 120 minutes on Thursday night while Real Sociedad’s Europa League dream ended in the previous round. However the visitors don’t really look in the kind of shape to fully take advantage of that despite some improved displays in LaLiga in recent weeks. The loss of Oyarzabal further makes you wonder just where their goal threat will come from in this game against LaLiga’s meanest defence and we may not get a repeat of the recent high-scoring clashes between these clubs on this ground.
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