Prediction: Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad

Prediction: Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad

Prediction: Real Madrid win

Best Odds: 19/20

Bookmaker: 888sport

The battle at the top of the La Liga table has been a fierce one thus far and it doesn’t seem as if that trend is going to slow down anytime soon. From the top four race to the actual title itself, nobody really knows what’s going to happen between now and May – but we do know there’s going to be a lot of entertaining football on display across Spain’s top flight. Today, we’re going to take a look at what should be a thrilling showdown between Real Madrid and Real Sociedad.

Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane is hardly the most popular manager in world football, but he’s certainly someone who knows what it feels like to win and lift silverware. Despite all of the problems that have been evident at the Bernabeu for a long time now they’re still marching their way up both in the league and in Europe. If they can keep trending in this direction, they’ll set up quite the photo finish in what has been quite an unpredictable campaign thus far.

Team News

Benzema, Hazard, Marcelo, Militao, Valverde and Odriozola are all doubts with Carvajal, Ramos and Rodrygo being ruled out through injury.

Real Sociedad

Sociedad have slowly but surely been building themselves up as a real force to be reckoned with in Spanish football and their consistency has been really clear this season. Sure, they’re in a bit of a league of their own in fifth place as they lie seven points adrift of Sevilla in fourth, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to stop pushing. They have a base with which they can use to attract new players – and that’ll be especially true if they can edge into the UEFA Champions League.

Team News

Merino has been forced to sit this one out through suspension which should open the door for Guridi to start. Elsewhere, Elustondo is a doubt for the game with the confirmed injuries for the visitors being Sangalli, Zaldua and Miguel Angel Moya.

Factors to Consider

  • In their last meeting back in September, Sociedad and Madrid drew 0-0.
  • Madrid have won five and lost one of their last six games.
  • Sociedad have won three, drawn two and lost one of their last six games.
  • Madrid have scored nine goals and conceded three in their last six games.
  • Sociedad have scored 10 goals and conceded six in their last six games.

Conclusion

While Real Sociedad are a strong side, these two teams are coming off the back of very different results in Europe. Sociedad know they still have a long way to go before they can compete on the European stage, whereas Madrid scraped a first leg win that could give them a whole load of confidence. We think this is going to come down to the wire but in the end, it’ll be the hosts who just about edge out a 1-0 win to keep their title hopes alive and well.

Prediction: Real Madrid win

Best Odds: 19/20

Bookmaker: 888sport

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