LaLiga – Real Sociedad to face Real Betis on Match-day 12

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LaLiga action on Sunday as Real and Betis meet at the Reale Arena – 9:00pm GMT.

It’s fourth v fifth in the League, as Real take on Betis on Sunday.

This season’s LaLiga campaign, has so far seen Real Sociedad achieve 22 points

Imanol Alguacil will hope that success brings further success, as his side look for another win in a row. Their last two outings resulted in victories against Real Valladolid and Mallorca.

Also, Real keep finding ways to win, having secured five victories in their last six fixtures is astonishing this season, contributed significantly to their rise up the table. With 22 points (7W, 3L and 1D), they are established in fourth position in the League having won seven matches, drawn one game, and lost three games.

When Real host Betis, they will do so on the back of three victories, one dart, and one defeat on their own ground.

A victory for Real Sociedad would put them on 25 points.

Imanol Alguacil could be missing up to nine of their players through injury or illness for the game on Sunday.

It’s 20 points so far for Real Betis this season, going into this game

The warning signs are there for Manuel Pellegrini going into this game, following a loss to Atletico Madrid in their last game and a draw against Cádiz before that. Only a positive result will be good enough.

Also, Betis keep finding ways to win, having secured six victories in their last 11 games is astonishing this season. Now they have 6 matches won, 3 games lost and 2 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in fifth place, with a total of 20 points having won six fixtures, drawn two meetings, and lost three games.

Betis have won one game, drawn two meetings, and lost two matches of their five League matches on the road this season.

Real Betis will have secured 23 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

A solid defensive team

So far, Betis’ defence has been outstanding, as they have conceded eight goals. This has been an average season so far, in terms of performance and entertainment, even though they have delivered a decent rate of goals (14). Their stand out attacking players have been Borja Iglesias (7), Juanmi (2), and William Carvalho (2).

Betis’s squad will likely be depleted of five of their key players when they start on Sunday, due to injury or illness.

Real Sociedad v Real Betis – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Betis with a greater number of wins. In the last 50 meetings, they have enjoyed 18 wins, to Real’s 16 wins. Further, Betis have won all nine of the last 18 fixtures played against Real. The last time both teams met in this competition was April 2022 and the score line ended up with a 0-0 draw.

Other standout players for Real are Alexander Sorloth and Take with three goals and two goals respectively and for Betis are Juanmi and William Carvalho with two goals and two goals respectively.