Real Sociedad vs Athletic | LaLiga 22-23 | Matchday 17
LaLiga always leaves matches that we know that, when repeated, can have different flavors. Such is the case of Real Sociedad vs Athletic warns that it will be a tough encounter where two excellent opponents will go all out for the 3 points. They are not in the same conditions as in previous matches, the resulting winner could change… or not.
Real Sociedad vs Athletic 2023 will take place at the Reale Arena
Real Sociedad brings an impactful campaign that is leaving many behind.
For several seasons now we have seen Real Sociedad stand out in LaLiga, developing a good role and concluding them in good positions. During this season we have seen them gain strength in their attempt to even climb into the Champions League places. The Real Sociedad vs Athletic match will be a pending debt that they can pay off.
Athletic stumbles and can’t keep up with their run at the top
Athletic were in the hunt for the top three in their first six games in which they had four wins, one draw and only one loss. However, on their eleventh match played, their last three games would have been two defeats and a draw. These mistakes are costly at this level of the competition, so in Real Sociedad vs Athletic they should look for the three points to close the gap with the other teams at the top.
Previous Real Sociedad vs Athletic games. Result, protagonists and statistics
On 20 – 02 – 22 they played at the San Mamés Stadium Real Sociedad vs Athletic, which was a domestic celebration without leaving a chance to the guest. In general terms, it could be said that the match was even, but the ability to counterattack and take advantage of clear opportunities were the Lions.
The ball was mostly dominated by Real Sociedad, who managed to make it theirs for 54% of the match, while Athletic managed it for 46%. Passing accuracy also gave the Realas the edge, with 79%, compared to Athletic’s 73% passing efficiency. But the shots on goal, which ended up defining the match, were significantly more generated by the locals, with 8 goals to the rival goal, than by the visitors, with 2 chances on goal between the three posts.
In the 28th minute of the match, a handball by David Silva would be the cause of the penalty in favor of Athletic, in the 32nd minute, midfielder Iker Muniain would be the one to take the penalty but would miss the penalty. With this result 0 – 0, the teams went to the break.
Just after the return, at minute 48, Álex Berenguer would head the ball into the goal but the ball would go wide of the net. The match progressed without goals but with a lot of pressure from the Leones, until minute 68′, when Daniel Vivian headed the first goal after receiving a ball from Álex Berenguer from a corner kick. The scoreboard opened and the Realas‘ scoring began.
Four minutes later, Oihan Sancet took advantage of another corner kick that Iker Muniain would send with a perfect cross to be finished off by his teammate. The game Real Sociedad vs Athletic was 0 – 2. At minute 80, Iñaki Williams received a cross from Álex Berenguer that only lacked the push to be the third for Athletic. And then came the revenge for Iker Muniain, who received a cross from Oihan Sancet and sent an unstoppable goal into Álex Remiro’s net.
Predictions for Real Sociedad vs Athletic 2023
Of the last five Real Sociedad vs Athletic games played, two have been wins for the Lions, two draws and only one win for the Realas. This occasion could be the second win for Real Sociedad, with a 2 – 1 or add another draw to the stats at 1 – 1.
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In the next match Athletic vs Real Madrid, a match that can be even more complicated for Los Leones. And Rayo Vallecano vs Real Sociedad.