Real Sociedad v Cadiz – Betting Preview
Real Sociedad Summary
Real Sociedad will feel like there is pressure on them to win against Cadiz. This after a recent slump in what had been highly impressive form in La Liga 2022/23 so far.
The Basques are enjoying a fantastic season overall, but there is a couple of warning signs that they are on the decline with just one win from their last five games.
Sociedad have lost the big lead they had over Atletico in 4th place, with the Capital club now just one point off their tail before the round begins.
The Basques drew against Celta Vigo at home a fortnight ago and that was followed up with a loss to a struggling Valencia last weekend.
The meeting with Cadiz kickstarts a run of matches where they should be able to tally up some wins.
The expectation and hope for the club from San Sebastian is that March is a month which secures them Champions League football, should they get the points anticipated, starting here.
After this game they play Elche and then Mallorca, a win here could be a springboard to finishing the season strongly.
Looking at team news now, which is very positive for Imanol Alguacil as the physio room empties week by week.
David Silva is cleared to play and now injury free, but there is no real expectation that he begins in this match.
The only absentees now are Merquelanz, Sadiq and Aritz Elustondo.
Cadiz come into the game determined to build on the win over Rayo last Friday evening. It was a much needed three points that has seen them move out of the drop zone and into 16th.
The credible 2-0 victory against high flying Rayo Vallecano was a great result but has not eased fears as others around them also won.
The home form makes for highly impressive reading. Cadiz has won four from their last six matches at home now in the La Liga 2022/23.
Looking at team news now for the visitor in their trip to Sociedad.
Sergio González remains without Ocampo in the only important absence. Ocampo is a powerful and quick winger and at the heart of many of their best chances and goals.
Sergi Guardiola was a hero last weekend but could lose his place to Alvaro Negredo after he has shaken off a knock.
Jon Ander Garrido, Joseba Zaldua, Juan Cala, and Víctor Chust are missing with injuries. Of these Zaluda and Chust are noted as starters when available.
Looking at the 1×2 market first. The favourite for this game is Real Sociedad @ 1.51. The draw is @ 4.00 while the away win is bigger. Cadiz is @ 7.00 to win.
Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. Real Sociedad -1 @ 1.94 will seek a big statement performance to get them back into good form.
Cadiz +1.92 will want to frustrate but they will seek to generate dangerous breaks. Easy pass on this.
Looking at The Under/Over goal line last of all. The market has settled at 2.25 with the Over @ 2.02 and the Unders @ 1.82.
The game needs an early goal to open up properly, the Basque scoring first is good for over-backers.