Real Sociedad vs Getafe predictions and match preview for Saturday’s LaLiga fixture. Read on for analysis, team news and predicted lineups as La Real target an important win in their push for UCL qualification.
|Saturday 8th April 2023
Real Sociedad vs Getafe Preview
Real Sociedad entertain Getafe in LaLiga this weekend. Both sides still have plenty to play for as we head into the business end of the season with Real Sociedad fighting for a European place while Getafe are looking to edge clear of relegation danger.
La Real are still in 4th place as they have been for much of 2023, but on current form, it’s doubtful whether they’ll be able to hang on to a Champions League place. They’ve won just 2 of their last 12 in all competitions with those victories coming against Elche and Espanyol, both of whom are in the relegation zone.
In tougher fixtures, they’ve found it hard to score goals and lost an important game away to top four rivals Villarreal last weekend. It was the 5th time in 7 outings that they failed to score and it’s hard to really understand why they are struggling with almost all of their key men now available. The general consensus seems to be that this is just their typical mid to late season dip, but individuals need to take a bit of responsibility too with their attacking players not producing anything like their best football currently.
Getafe are precisely the kind of side who are capable of coming here and making this another frustrating afternoon for the home fans. While they aren’t exactly setting the world on fire, their trajectory is upward and it feels like the board has been rewarded for keeping faith with Quique Sanchez Flores at a time when many fans were calling for his dismissal.
It’s just 1 defeat in 8 games for the South Madrid club and that solitary loss came narrowly in a tough match at the Ceramica. They got a good result in this part of the world only last weekend, drawing 0-0 against Athletic at San Mames but they had netted 7 times in their previous 3 matches, proof that Getafe do have players capable of causing problems for the home defence here.
Team News & Possible Lineups
Possible XI: Remiro – Rico, Elustondo, Le Normand, Gorosabel – Guevara – Merino, Silva, Brais Mendez – Oyarzabal, Sorloth (4-1-3-2)
Coach: Imanol Alguacil
Possible XI: Soria – Alderete, Duarte, Djene – Iglesias, Milla, Maksimovic, Damian – Munir – Unal, Mayoral (3-4-1-2)
Coach: Quique Sanchez Flores
Score Prediction: Real Sociedad 0-0 Getafe
You’d imagine Getafe will have a similar kind of gameplan to the one that yielded a point in Bilbao last weekend. They’d certainly settle for a repeat scoreline and with Real Sociedad struggling badly in the final third right now, it wouldn’t be a surprising outcome at all.
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