Real Sociedad vs Getafe Preview & Prediction | 2023-24 Spanish Primera
When is Real Sociedad vs Getafe on and what time does it start? Real Sociedad vs Getafe will take place on Sunday 24th September, 2023 – 13:00 (UK)
Where can I get tickets for Real Sociedad vs Getafe? Visit each club’s official website for the latest ticket information
What TV channel is Real Sociedad vs Getafe on in the UK? Real Sociedad vs Getafe will be televised live on LaLigaTV, but La Liga matches are also televised occasionally on Viaplay Sports and ITV
Where can I stream Real Sociedad vs Getafe in the UK? Real Sociedad vs Getafe can be streamed live on Viaplay, while ITV matches can be streamed live on ITVX
Imanol Aguacil finally led Real Sociedad into the UEFA Champions League group stages with a top four finish last season after a few years of starting very well before eventually fading. La Real have lost something in terms of personnel with an injury to David Silva and the Basque club opted to not directly replace the Spaniard.
In their opening six matches of the season across all competitions they have managed just one victory but their performances have remained impressive, especially Japanese attacker Takefusa Kubo. They come into this on the back of a 1-1 draw at home to Internazionale in their most recent outing in the UEFA Champions League in midweek.
Last season, Getafe struggled throughout the campaign and they only narrowly avoided relegation on the final day of the 2023/24 La Liga season. They had to move on Quique Sanchez Flores and return to Jose Bordalas, who once led the Madrid-based club into the knockout stages of the UEFA Europa League.
Bordalas’ style is aggressive and defensive with the aggression already being showcased consistently this season. They began with a goalless draw at home to Barcelona on the opening day of the season with 26 minutes of added time in total. Since then they have managed two wins and also suffered two defeats as they sit firmly in the middle-of-the-table.
THE TEAM NEWS
Real Sociedad are without a couple of players for this weekend with Aritz Elustondo a doubt and Mikel Merquelanz a long-term absentee due to injury.
PREDICTED XI (4-3-3): Remiro; Traore, Zubeldia, Le Normand, Tierney; Mendez, Zubimendi, Merino; Kubo, Oyarzabal, Barrenetxea
UNAVAILABLE: Merquelanz (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Elustondo (Injured)
Jose Bordalas is dealing with two attacking injuries in his side with forward duo Pere Milla and Enes Unal both out injured for their trip to the Basque Country.
PREDICTED XI (4-4-2): Soria; Suarez, Duarte, Mitrovic, Rico; Carmona, Djene, Maksimovic, Mata; Mayoral, Latasa
UNAVAILABLE: Milla (Injured), Unal (Injured)
Despite both teams being able to overperform general expectations under their respective managers, neither of them do so in an overly attacking manner. Real Sociedad press more than any other team in the league and that is why they often drift off in the second-half of the campaign. Getafe are a very low-scoring and defensive team with the aggressive management of Jose Bordalas. La Real are favourites, especially with their home advantage, but under 2.5 goals is very likely.
TIP: REAL SOCIEDAD TO WIN & UNDER 3.5 GOALS