SIGN UP BONUS
Valencia vs Real Sociedad Prediction: La Liga Match on 25.02.2023

Valencia vs Real Sociedad Prediction: La Liga Match on 25.02.2023

Alex Dudley Alex Dudley
  • Betting Tip
    Real Sociedad to Win
  • Odds
    2.36
  • Bet Here

Second-bottom Valencia will welcome third-placed Real Sociedad to the Mestalla on Saturday for a crunch clash between the two sides, with kickoff slated for 20:00 GMT.

Adebayor for 22Bet
  

For different reasons, the two sides will be going for the three points; Valencia to boost their survival chances and Real Sociedad to bolster their top-four credentials. 

Key Highlights

Valencia’s Winless Run

Having lost in all their last five outings in La Liga and mired 19th on the table, Valencia face a mountain to climb in their bid to retain their La Liga status.

The good news for Voro and his Valencia side is that they are currently level on 22 points the two sides above them – Cadiz and Almeria. This means that an upturn in form can help them move out of the relegation zone

Real Sociedad’s Top-Four Stakes

Real Sociedad are flying in 3rd on the La Liga table with 43 points and two ahead of 4th-placed Atletico Madrid. They have lost just once in their last five matches and have shown consistency this season to drive their top-four chances. 

Imanol Alguacil will look to bolster his side’s performance level as they bid to pile even more misery on Valencia and take the three points they need. 

Injury Report

Valencia

Valencia will be without center-forward Edinson Cavani. The 36-year-old is ensuring a muscle injury since February 12th, 2023. He has missed one match for Valencia so far, and no return date has been set for the Uruguayan.

Central midfielder Nico Gonzalez is also missing from the Valencia squad with a metatarsal fracture. The 21-year-old has been out since January 1, 2023. He has missed 12 matches for Valencia so far and is expected to be back fit by March 1, 2023.

Goalkeeper Jaume Domenech is serving a suspension and will not be available for selection in the coming clash against Real Sociedad. 

Real Sociedad

Imanol Alguacil has a long list of absentees due to injury, which will affect his selection for the trip to the Mestalla to face Valencia on Saturday.

Center-forward Umar Sadiq will be out due to a cruciate ligament rupture, while another center-forward, 19-year-old Momo Cho is sidelined due to an ankle injury.

Real Sociedad will also be without right-back Andoni Gorosabel with an ankle injury, whereas center-back Job Pacheco is also sidelined with a similar ankle problem.

Attacking midfielder David Silva will miss the clash with calf problems, with the 37-year-old having missed 5 matches since January 24th, 2023. 

The match will also come too soon for center-back Aritz Elustondo (ankle) and left-winger Martin Merquelanz (knee).

Adebayor for 22Bet
  

Possible Lineups

Valencia

G. Mamardashvili; J. Gaya, M. Diakhaby, Gabriel, D. Foulquier; Y. Musah, A. Almeida, I. M.; S. Lino, H. Duro, J. Kluivert

Real Sociedad

Alex Remiro; A. Barrenetxea, I. Zubeldia, R. Le Normand, D. Rico; M. Zubimendi; T. Kubo, B. Mendez, A. Illarramendi; A. Sorloth, M. Oyarzabal

Prediction

The meeting between third and 19th on the La Liga table will be intriguing, given the game’s stakes. Real Sociedad will be looking for three points to bolster their top-four credentials, whereas Valencia will be looking for the three points they need at home to bolster their survival chances. 

Valencia will focus on being compact in the middle of the pack and solid at the back. They will close down the spaces and make it difficult for Sociedad’s attacking players to penetrate and create chances.

Real Sociedad will seek to be more expansive in their approach. As the favorites, they will take the initiative, dominate possession, and set the match’s tempo. This dominant approach will allow them to create chances while also exposing them at the back.

Real Sociedad will win the match and take the three points they need to boost their top-four fight.

Make sure to bet on Valencia vs Real Sociedad with 22Bet!

Top events

Champions League
Champions League
English Premier League
English Premier League
Europa League
Europa League
Conference League
Conference League
La Liga
La Liga