Real Sociedad will be looking to get their season back on track this weekend, as they take on Osasuna. The hosts are still in the mix to finish in a European spot this term, but will need to bounce back from defeat last weekend.
La Liga Preview
Real Sociedad look to be getting back into some kind of solid form in La Liga, as they sit just a point Villarreal in the battle for a Europa League place this term. They could yet have their sights set on a Champions League place, as they are four points behind Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, and have a game in hand over the latter.
Sociedad had gone four without defeat going into their game last weekend, but their strong momentum was halted by arch-rivals Athletic Bilbao. Bilbao were dominant in that fixture, and eventually ran out comfortable 4-0 winners.
Sociedad’s weak finish to the game ultimately cost them, as they conceded four goals in the final 23 minutes. However, this fixture on Sunday gives them a perfect opportunity to bounce back into form and re-emerge in the Champions League picture.
Osasuna appear to be safe from getting dragged into the relegation battle this season, as they currently sit 12 points clear of danger. However, they will be keen to ensure that their end to the season doesn’t just peter out. They are seven points off the Europa League places coming into this fixture.
Osasuna’s three-game unbeaten run was ended last weekend, as they were beaten handsomely by Atletico Madrid. They conceded early in that defeat, and were cut apart later in the game when they were trying to chase the champions. They dominated the ball in that fixture, but it’s unlikely Sociedad will allow them the same privilege this weekend.
Real Sociedad vs Osasuna Head to Head
The hosts have an exceptional record in this fixture, as they are unbeaten in eleven meetings against Osasuna. They have won the last two without conceding, which includes their 2-0 win from earlier in the season. Osasuna also haven’t picked up an away win against Sociedad for more than ten years.
Real Sociedad vs Osasuna Prediction
Osasuna’s away record against Sociedad certainly isn’t a good factor coming into this fixture. Therefore, it would be difficult to look at any other outcome from this fixture than a win for the home side.
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