Real Sociedad vs Celta Vigo Prediction
The 2022-23 edition of La Liga features another set of matches this weekend as Celta Vigo lock horns with an impressive Real Sociedad side in an important clash at the Real Arena on Saturday.
Celta Vigo are currently in 14th place in the La Liga standings and have been inconsistent over the course of their league campaign. The Galician outfit suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of Atletico Madrid last week and will need to work hard to bounce back in this fixture.
Real Sociedad, on the other hand, are in third place in the league table at the moment and have consistently punched above their weight this season. La Real edged Espanyol to a crucial 3-2 victory in their previous game and will look to take it up a notch this weekend.
However, the Basque outfit managed to return to winning ways last time out, recording a 3-2 victory at Espanyol, with Imanol Alguacil’s side leading by three goals at RCDE Stadium before having to survive a late scare as the home team scored twice.
The result moved Real Sociedad onto 42 points from their 21 matches, four points ahead of fourth-placed Atletico and crucially eight points clear of fifth-placed Real Betis in the race for the top four.
Alguacil’s side, who are still in the Europa League, now have a run of matches where they will expect to pick up some good results, with clashes against Celta, Valencia, Cadiz, Mallorca and Elche over the next month.
The White and Blues have picked up 17 points from their 10 home league games this season, but they have actually been stronger on their travels, collecting 25 points from 11 matches, which is the second-best record in the division behind Barcelona. Watch Real Sociedad Vs Celta Vigo Prediction on UKsports.
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Celta, meanwhile, will enter the contest off the back of a 1-0 defeat to Atletico, with Memphis Depay scoring the only goal of the match in the 89th minute.
The result left Carlos Carvalhal’s side on 23 points from 21 matches, which is enough for 14th position in the table, just three points clear of 18th-placed Valencia.
Celta have actually won two of their last three league matches, including an impressive 4-3 victory over Real Betis in their last away game at the start of the month.
The Sky Blues have picked up 10 away points this season, which is a strong record considering their position in the table, but their recent record against Real Sociedad is disappointing, losing each of their last five La Liga fixtures with the Basque outfit.
Celta have finished eighth and 11th in their last two campaigns, but they were 17th in back-to-back seasons in 2018-19 and 2019-20, so it would not be a shock to see them end the campaign close to the relegation zone. Watch Real Sociedad Vs Celta Vigo Prediction on UKsports.
Real Sociedad vs Celta Vigo Head to Head stats
Real Sociedad have a good recent record against Celta Vigo and have won 17 of the last 44 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Celta Vigo’s 12 victories.
Real Sociedad have won each of their last five games against Celta Vigo in La Liga – their longest such run against them in the competition – and have scored at least two goals in four of these five matches.
Real Sociedad have won their last two home games against Celta Vigo in La Liga and could win three consecutive home league games against the Galicians for the first time since November 2013.
After an unbeaten run of five away games against Basque teams in La Liga, Celta Vigo have lost two of their last four such matches in the competition.
Real Sociedad have lost only one of their last nine matches in La Liga. For more information Watch Real Sociedad Vs Celta Vigo Prediction on UKsports.