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Oct 3, 2020 at 5.30pm UK at Estadio Anoeta
Real SociedadReal Sociedad
3-0
GetafeGetafe
Oyarzabal (28' pen.), Merino (79'), Portu (81')
Gorosabel (41'), Merino (72'), Silva (74')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Suarez (45+1'), Camilo Hernandez (57'), Etxeita (66')

Preview: Real Sociedad vs. Getafe - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Saturday's La Liga clash between Real Sociedad and Getafe, including team news and predicted lineups.

Getafe will be looking to continue their impressive start to the 2020-21 La Liga season when they travel to Real Sociedad on Saturday night.

The capital outfit have picked up seven points from their first three matches this term to top the table, while Sociedad have collected five points from their four encounters to occupy seventh spot.


Match preview

Real Madrid's Karim Benzema in action against Real Sociedad in La Liga on September 20, 2020© Reuters

Sociedad opened their 2020-21 campaign with a 1-1 draw at Real Valladolid on September 13 before sharing the points in a goalless draw with Real Madrid one week later.

Imanol Alguacil's side truly got their season up and running against Elche, recording a 3-0 victory last weekend, but the Basque outfit then suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Valencia on Tuesday night.

It would be fair to say that Sociedad have struggled to show their best form early on, but a talented squad should certainly be looking to push for a European finish once again.

The Whites and Blues claimed sixth in La Liga last season, which was enough for a spot in the group stage of the Europa League, but they were 14 points behind fourth-placed Sevilla in the table.

Getafe boss Jose Bordalas in November 2019.© Reuters

Getafe, as mentioned, have made an encouraging start to their campaign, picking up seven points from three matches, while they will enter this game off the back of a hugely impressive result.

Jose Bordalas's side beat Osasuna on September 19 before drawing at Alaves one week later, but they put three unanswered goals past Real Betis on Tuesday night to make it two victories for the season.

The capital side finished eighth in La Liga last season, missing out on a spot in the Europa League by two points, but they did reach the last-16 stage of Europe's second competition.

Getafe will be looking to push towards the top six during the 2020-21 campaign and will be eyeing another strong result ahead of their next game at home to Barcelona after the international break.

Real Sociedad La Liga form: DDWL

Getafe La Liga form: WDW


Team News

Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose pictured in November 2019© Reuters

Sociedad will again be without the services of Igor Zubeldia, Luca Sangalli and Asier Illarramendi through injury, but Alguacil is expected to make changes from the defeat to Valencia.

Mikel Oyarzabal and Portu were both named on the bench against Los Che but should return, while there could also be a change in the final third with Willian Jose potentially replacing Alexander Isak.

David Silva will keep his spot in midfield, though, while Nacho Monreal should continue at left-back.

As for Getafe, Amath Ndiaye remains on the sidelines through injury, but the visitors are otherwise in good shape when it comes to absentees for this weekend's contest.

Angel scored a brace against Betis last time out and could therefore keep his spot in the starting XI, with Jaime Mata returning to the side as a replacement for Cucho Hernandez.

There are not expected to be many changes elsewhere, though, with Nemanja Maksimovic and Mauro Arambarri set to continue their partnership in the middle of the park.

Real Sociedad possible starting lineup:
Remiro; Gorosabel, Elustondo, Le Normand, Monreal; Portu, D Silva, Zubimendi, Merino, Oyarzabal; Willian Jose

Getafe possible starting lineup:
Soria; Suarez, Dakonam, Etxeita, Olivera; Nyom, Arambarri, Maksimovic, Cucurella; Angel, Mata


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We say: Real Sociedad 1-1 Getafe

Getafe have impressed this season, but there is no question that the capital side will be in for a very tough examination this weekend. Sociedad will be looking for their second victory of the season, but we are struggling to separate the two sides here and have therefore backed a low-scoring draw.


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