Real Sociedad vs Cadiz Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips

Real Sociedad vs Cadiz Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips

Real Sociedad vs Cadiz Preview

Real Sociedad host Cadiz at the Anoeta Stadium on Friday in La Liga, aiming to remain within European places on the league table. Following back-to-back defeats, La Real overcame gritty Granada 3-2 in their last outing, fighting back twice in the match.

The hosts went in front after 21 minutes as Myrto Uzuni converted a penalty before Umar Sadiq equalised for Sociedad shortly after. Uzuni restored Granada’s lead in the added minutes of the opening stanza, but late goals from Robin Le Normand and Andre Silva turned the tie around for the visitors.

With 43 points from 28 games, the Basque Country outfit are in sixth position of the league table, just one ahead of Real Betis. Another slip-up and Sociedad would drop out of contention for European football.

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Meanwhile, Cadiz are battling to stay afloat in the top flight. Having won only thrice all season and collected just 22 points, the Yellow Submarine are facing a return to Segunda Division, as things stand. However, there are signs of improvement.

Cadiz are unbeaten in their last three games and enter this weekend’s fixture on the back of a huge victory. The Andalusian outfit beat the in-form Atletico Madrid 2-0 in their last clash, as a brace from Juanmi earned them a surprise win.

Mikel Oyarzabal takes a penalty ahead of Real Sociedad vs PSG
Mikel Oyarzabal will be crucial to Real Sociedad vs PSG (Credits: Getty Iamges)

Real Sociedad vs Cadiz Team News and Predicted Lineups

Real Sociedad

La Real have a host of injuries to contend with, as five players are currently in the treatment room. Aihen Munoz is unlikely to return this season after suffering a cruciate ligament tear in January, whereas Carlos Fernandez’s participation in the remainder of their campaign is also uncertain. Aritz Elustondo has a toe injury and his return is unknown. Arsen Zakharyan is suffering from a calf injury, and finally, key player Alvaro Odriozola sustained a knock to his knee last month. Although he’s close to returning, this game might be too soon for him.

Umar Sadiq could lead the line once more following his heroics against Granada, but Takefusa Kubo and Sheraldo Becker might return to the XI.

Predicted XI: Alex Remiro; Hamari Traore, Igor Zubeldia, Robin Le Normand, Javi Galan; Brais Mendez, Martin Zubimendi, Mikel Merino; Takefusa Kubo, Mikel Oyarzabal, Sheraldo Becker

Cadiz

Luis Hernandez, Fede San Emeterio and Jose Mari are all long-term injuries for the Andalusians and none of them are expected to play a part again this season. Besides the trio, head coach Mauricio Pellegrino has no other casualties to deal with. He might as well play the same XI that beat Atletico Madrid last weekend.

Predicted XI: Conan Ledesma; Iza Carcelen, Aiham Ousou, Victor Chust, Javi Hernandez; Robert Navarro, Rominigue Koume, Ruben Alcaraz, Ruben Sobrino; Juanmi, Maxi Gomez

Real Sociedad vs Cadiz Head-To-Head

There have been 37 clashes between the sides before, with Real Sociedad winning on nearly half the occasions with 18 wins. Cadiz have beaten them only six times in history, while another 13 have ended in stalemates.

Last 5 games, head-to-head

  • Cadiz 0-0 Real Sociedad
  • Real Sociedad 0-0 Cadiz
  • Cadiz 0-1 Real Sociedad
  • Real Sociedad 3-0 Cadiz
  • Cadiz 0-2 Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad’s dominance is clear even in their recent games. In fact, La Real haven’t lost to the Yellow Submarine in their last 13 clashes. Cadiz’s last win in the fixture came way back in April 1993, when they sealed a 2-1 victory at home. They’ve also failed to score against Sociedad in their last five encounters, although their most recent clashes have ended goalless.

Ruben Sobrino ahead of Cadiz vs Atletico Madird
Ruben Sobrino will be crucial for Cadiz vs Atletico Madrid (Pic Credits: Getty Images)

Real Sociedad vs Cadiz Prediction

Real Sociedad are the stronger side on paper. Although Cadiz have managed to hold them off in their last two games, La Real are likely to break their resistance here. The Yellow Submarine will be emboldened by their Atletico scalp, and give Sociedad another tough run for their money. Another draw seems likely.

Predicted Score: Real Sociedad 1-1 Cadiz

Real Sociedad vs Cadiz Betting Tips

Betting Tips

  • Real Sociedad and Cadiz to draw
  • Both teams to score: yes
  • Goals over 2.5: no

Odds

  • Real Sociedad: 1.50
  • Draw: 4.33
  • Cadiz: 9.00
  • Source: Oddspedia

Real Sociedad vs Cadiz Timing and Telecast

  • Date: Friday, 15 March at 08:00 PM (GMT)
  • India: Viacom18
  • UK: Viaplay
  • US: ABC, ESPN
  • Spain: Movistar LaLiga

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