Sevilla vs Real Sociedad predictions and match preview for Wednesday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for analysis, team news and predicted lineups as La Real travel to the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan.
|Wednesday 9th November 2022
|19:00 (local time)
|Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan
Sevilla vs Real Sociedad Preview
Sevilla and Real Sociedad meet in one of the standout fixtures this midweek in LaLiga. The hosts are hoping to build on a good result in the derby at the weekend while La Real will want 3 points as they seek to head into the World Cup in the top four.
For all the celebrations and antics of Monchi at the Benito Villamarin on Sunday, these are still dark times at Sevilla and a draw against 9-man Betis won’t be enough to significantly brighten the mood of their followers. They could have won the game with centre-back Nemanja Gudelj scoring a screamer to level it and then going close twice in the latter stages of a 1-1 draw in the derbi sevillano.
The reality though is that Sevilla are still winless in 4 league games and haven’t significantly improved since Jorge Sampaoli took charge. They are only out of the relegation zone on goal difference and could head into the World Cup in the bottom 3 unless they can find a positive result here.
They are up against a Real Sociedad side whose form has dropped a bit in recent weeks. Injuries to the likes of David Silva and Take Kubo have added to their selection issues but they should be in a position to name a stronger eleven here. It’s just 1 point from their last 3 league games but La Real are still well placed, just 1 point off 3rd placed Atletico Madrid heading into this matchday.
For Imanol, he’ll be asking for one last push from his players with a big break ahead for most of them during the World Cup. This has been a testing period with their European commitments but overall it has been an excellent start to the campaign with top spot also secured in a Europa League group featuring Manchester United.
Team News & Possible Lineups
Possible XI: Bono – Telles, Rekik, Gudelj, Navas – Jordan, Rakitic – Lamela, Suso, Januzaj – Mir (4-2-3-1)
Coach: Jorge Sampaoli
|Oyarzabal, Merquelanz, Sadiq, Cho, Martin
Possible XI: Remiro – Rico, Le Normand, Zubeldia, Gorosabel – Zubimendi – Merino, Silva, Mendez – Kubo, Sorloth (4-1-3-2)
Coach: Imanol Alguacil
Score Prediction: Sevilla 1-1 Real Sociedad
It’s tough to pick a winner here with Sevilla continuing to struggle while Real Sociedad’s form has dipped slightly. In the circumstances, both coaches may be content enough to take a draw and leave for the World Cup break with another point on the board.
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