Real Sociedad, more commonly referred to as La Real are easily one of the top sides in the Spanish top flight, and they play their home matches at the Reale Arena, which has a capacity of 39,500.
La Real is currently managed by Imanol Alguacil Barrenetxea whose preferred formation of either 4-2-3-1, 4-3-3 or 4-4-2 never lacks talent. The squad includes the ever-green David Silva, and one of the most sought after strikers in the game, Alexander Isak.
They have recently acquired the services of Rafinha Alcântara (Thiago Alcântara’s brother) and Alexander Sørloth, while Modibo Sagnan and Willian José have left the club on loan deals.
Real Sociedad: Tactics, Principles
As mentioned, Imanol Alguacil plays with either 4-2-3-1, 4-3-3, or 4-4-2, and during the build-up phase, either the single-pivot or one of the double pivots enters the defense to form a back three.
The full-backs then move higher, allowing La Real’s wingers to drop deep into midfield or position themselves narrowly in the half-space between full-back and center-back. One of Sociedad’s assets is their ability to dominate space in the opposition half, and that is how they win games or frustrate their opponents into draws.
Alguacil’s team is often fluid in their movement and rotation, while keeping the aforementioned mobility between the lines. Additionally, wide players are encouraged to position themselves in the channels or spaces between defenders to create runs for through balls in behind. These rotations confuse the opponent as to who to press and mark.
Real Sociedad: La Liga PREDICTIONS & What to Expect?
Sociedad might be playing good football, yes, but their chances of lifting the title at the end of every season are never as good.
They are a side that play every season to ensure a European spot finish, and the current season is not any different. Betway currently have them at odds of 4.15 to finish among the top four at the end of the season, and 115 to win the league.
Real Sociedad: Europa League PREDICTIONS & What to Expect?
La Real’s focus on lifting the Europa League is usually warranted, and they kick off each group stage hoping to finish top and make it to the knockout round or the semi-finals. If the likes of Mikel Oyarzabal, Adnan Januzaj, David Silva, and Portu stay fit, then they are sure to have an unpredictably good season in Europe.
This must have been in the bookies minds when setting the odds, given that Betway have them at 29.30 to be crowned champions of Europe’s second-best competition.
Real Sociedad: Copa del Rey PREDICTIONS & What to Expect?
The Copa Del Rey is a competition they always actively look forward to and hope to win!
Sociedad, have a top side in their ranks, and this is a title they have won before, with their most recent victory coming just a year ago, in the 2019/2020 season.
Betway has given them odds of 5.75 to lift the cup, just second after Real Madrid, and that itself is a significant statement on their abilities.
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