The 2020-21 edition of La Liga is back in action this week as Real Sociedad take on Celta Vigo at the Anoeta Stadium on Thursday. Both teams have had their moments this season and will want to win this game.
Real Sociedad are in seventh place in the La Liga standings at the moment and have not been at their best in recent weeks. La Real suffered a 2-1 defeat against Sevilla over the weekend and will want to return to winning ways in this match.
Celta Vigo, on the other hand, find themselves in 10th place in the league table and have been inconsistent this season. The Galicians were held to a 0-0 stalemate by Cadiz in their previous game and have a point to prove this week.
Real Sociedad vs Celta Vigo Head-to-Head
Real Sociedad have a good record against Celta Vigo and have won nine games out of a total of 20 matches played between the two teams. Celta Vigo have managed only six victories against Real Sociedad and will need to be at their best in this game.
The previous meeting between the two teams took place in November last year and ended in a 4-1 victory for Real Sociedad. Celta Vigo committed a series of defensive errors on the day and will need to improve this week.
Real Sociedad form guide in La Liga: L-D-D-L-L
Celta Vigo form guide in La Liga: D-L-W-L-D
Real Sociedad vs Celta Vigo Team News
Real Sociedad have several injury concerns to account for with David Silva, Aihen Munoz, Asier Illarramendi, Mikel Merino and Luca Sangalli ruled out of this game. Martin Zubimendi and Igor Zubeldia served their suspensions against Valencia last week and are available for selection.
Injured: David Silva, Aihen Munoz, Luca Sangalli, Asier Illarramendi, Mikel Merino
Doubtful: Martin Merquelanz, Miguel Angel Moya, Joseba Zaldua
Emre Mor, Sergio Alvarez, and Ruben Blanco are injured at the moment and have been ruled out of this match. Santi Mina is also carrying a knock and might not feature in this match.
Injured: Emre Mor, Sergio Alvarez, Ruben Blanco
Doubtful: Santi Mina
Real Sociedad vs Celta Vigo Predicted XI
Real Sociedad Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Alex Remiro; Nacho Monreal, Robin Le Normand, Igor Zubeldia, Andoni Gorosabel; Martin Zubimendi, Ander Guevara; Mikel Oyarzabal, Carlos Fernandez, Portu; Alexander Isak
Celta Vigo Predicted XI (4-1-3-2): Ivan Villar; Aaron Martin, Jeison Murillo, Nestor Araujo, Hugo Mallo; Renato Tapia; Denis Suarez, Nolito, Brais Mendez; Facundo Ferreyra, Iago Aspas
Real Sociedad vs Celta Vigo Prediction
Real Sociedad have had to make do with a depleted squad in recent weeks and will have to dig deep into their resources to win this game. The likes of Mikel Oyarzabal and Alexander Isak can be excellent on their day and will have to take it up a notch this week.
Celta Vigo have built an impressive squad but are yet to justify their potential in La Liga. Both teams have problems to solve at the moment and are likely to play out a draw on Thursday.
Prediction: Real Sociedad 1-1 Celta Vigo