Europa League side Real Sociedad is determined to kick off their domestic season with a win against one of the relegation favorites, Cadiz. You can live bet on the Spanish top-flight league action by using our sportsbook.
Cadiz: Poor Transfers
After finishing 12th two La Liga campaigns ago, last season they managed to save themselves from going down in the last match by beating bottom-placed Alaves 1-0 on the road, taking advantage of Granada’s draw against Espanyol. They won just eight games all season and they are one of the main favorites to get relegated after a poor transfer window.
In January, they sacked Alvaro Cervera following a disappointing first half of the season, despite taking the club from Segunda B to La Liga. Cervera was replaced by Sergio Gonzalez, who is not associated with an attractive style of play but managed to earn Cadiz a top-flight league spot for this term. If you’re betting online, Cadiz is one of the teams you should fade in every single match no matter if they are playing home or away.
The achievement of remaining in the La Liga Santander guaranteed the automatic 12-month extension for Gonzalez. Since his arrival, he has directed a total of 20 games — 18 in La Liga Santander and two in the Copa del Rey — and has a record of six wins and seven draws in league competition. It produced 25 points that served to achieve continuity for the third consecutive season in the Primera.
Alvaro Negredo spent a 2021-22 season at Cadiz CF with two opposite faces. He went from playing the role of substitute under Cervera to becoming the reference in the attacking line after the arrival of Gonzalez. His good performance in the second half of the campaign earned him a renewal even before the end of the season.
Real Sociedad: European Side
Real Sociedad enjoyed a superb season and were the early league leaders, but manager Imanol Alguacil didn’t appear that bothered when they were knocked off the top in week 14. They were knocked out from the Europa League by RB Leipzig, but they managed to secure a top-six La Liga finish to earn another UEL group stages position.
They finally lost one of their most important players during the summer transfer window in Willian Jose, who after spending two seasons on loan at Wolves and Betis, made a permanent move to Betis. They had a busy summer, signing three important players in Brais Mendez from Celta Vigo, Mohamed-Ali Cho from Angers and Takefusa Kubo from Real Madrid, adding extra quality to their squad.
They managed to keep Swedish international Alexander Isak, one of the best young players in Europe, along with the experienced and super talented Mikel Oyarzabal, who will probably earn a spot on Spain’s squad for the 2022 World Cup. Sociedad will be eager to start the season in style, exactly like they did the last term, so we will include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Cadiz vs Real Sociedad Head-to-Head
Real Sociedad has the upper hand on Cadiz, winning the last six head-to-heads. Last season, the visitors managed to win both games, covering the spread in each game and keeping two clean sheets in the process. Cadiz managed to score just once in their previous four mutual encounters against Real Sociedad. It’s important to know that Cadiz managed just two shots on target in the last two games between the two clubs and recorded just 22 percent possession in the last battle.
Cadiz vs Real Sociedad Game Information
- Game: Cadiz (0-0-0) vs Real Sociedad (0-0-0)
- Location: Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla (Cadiz)
- Day/Time: Sunday, Aug. 14, 11:30 a.m. ET
- Live stream: fubo.tv
Cadiz vs Real Sociedad Betting Lines
Cadiz vs Real Sociedad Predictions
Despite being on the road, the visitors enter this clash as +130 favorites on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at two.
Plus money for Real Sociedad? It’s probably because this is the first game of the season for both teams, but the visitors’ quality and the squad are far superior. On top of that, Sociedad’s record against struggling Cadiz should extend to seven consecutive wins. Alguacil has no important injuries on his squad and this should be an easy win for the Basque side. We even expect them to win by two goals so we will definitely sprinkle a small stake on -1.