Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad Match Preview & Prediction

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Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad predictions, H2H and match preview for this Saturday’s match in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups ahead of what is certainly the game of the weekend in Spain.


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Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad Preview

This is the pick of the weekend action in La Liga. Aside from the fact that it’s likely to be a pretty open affair between two good sides, there’s plenty of interesting subplots to look out for. The biggest is that of Martin Ødegaard, one of the stars of the season so far in the Spanish top flight, who will line up for La Real against his parent club. He’s likely to get a better reception from the Bernabeu faithful than Gareth Bale after his midweek antics on international duty, although the Welshman may not feature.

Real Madrid went into the international break on a real high having hit six past Galatasaray before a 4-0 win at Eibar in La Liga. Just as notably as the goals they’ve been scoring is that they’ve managed to keep 5 straight clean sheets since a shock defeat in Mallorca. That should really please Zinedine Zidane whose Madrid sides have never really been known for their defensive prowess.

They should get a much sterner examination here though than what they’ve received from recent opponents. Ødegaard is likely to return to the Bernabeu sooner rather than later and while he won’t admit it publicly, he’ll be desperate to put in a good performance here to remind everyone of his considerable talents. Real Sociedad isn’t just the Ødegaard show though with the likes of Mikel Merino and Mikel Oyarzabal also enjoying really impressive campaigns.

This will be a good test of just how strong this Real Sociedad side is. Where they to leave the Bernabeu with a result this Saturday, they’d certainly confirm the suspicions many have that they are realistic top four contenders. Victory would move them above Los Blancos in the table and would really make the big boys in La Liga stand up and take note of what they are doing.



Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad Predictions

Score Prediction: 2-2 Draw

Sociedad are sweating a bit over the fitness of Mikel Merino who has been their unsung hero this season with some fine displays in midfield. If he can pull through, then Real Sociedad look capable of really taking the fight to Real Madrid and an open game with goals at each end looks likely.

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Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad H2H

  • Last 6 competitive meetings: 4 Real Madrid Wins, 2 Real Sociedad Wins.
  • Real Sociedad did the double over Los Blancos last season with both wins coming this calendar year.
  • La Real have scored twice or more in each of their last 3 games against Real Madrid.
  • However they had lost 7 straight league games against Madrid prior to last season.

Predicted Line Ups

Real Madrid Team:

Courtois – Marcelo, Ramos, Varane, Carvajal – Kroos, Casemiro, Modric – Hazard, Benzema, Rodrygo (4-3-3)

Real Sociedad Team:

Remiro – Monreal, Llorente, Elustondo, Zaldua – Merino, Zubeldia, Odegaard – Oyarzabal, Jose, Portu (4-3-3)

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Mark is a freelance writer based in Madrid. He has also lived in Seville and Barcelona and has written extensively about Spanish football. His work has been published by the likes of Guardian Sport & World Soccer.

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