Going up against Real Sociedad has been no picnic for Spanish giants Real Madrid as Los Blancos have lost three of the last four games against their Sunday opponents. Both squads are in the top five of La Liga with Madrid chasing down Barcelona in the title race while Sociedad look to make up ground on a Champions League spot as they go head to head this weekend at San Sebastian’s Anoeta Stadium. Let’s a take a closer look at how each team arrives to this matchup along with their LaLiga odds.
Real Madrid Vs Real Sociedad Betting Preview
These teams have already met twice this season in Madrid, in league play and in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals. On November 23 in league play, Real Madrid won 3-1 behind goals from Karim Benzema, Federico Valverde and Luka Modric. Real Sociedad got revenge in the QF game on February 6 with a 4-3 win as Alexander Isak scored twice between goals from Martin Odegaard and Mikel Merino.
Real Madrid Betting Preview – On the Chase
Real Madrid kept pace with Barcelona again during the mid-week match with a 3-0 home win over Valencia. Los Blancos dodged an early deficit when Valencia’s 22nd minute goal was ruled offside and the teams were deadlocked 0-0 at halftime. Karim Benzema got Real on the board in the 61st minute and Asensio made a dream return from a long-term knee injury with a 74th minute goal. Benzema scored a second in the 86th minute on an assist from Asensio
Benzema leads the way with 21 goals on the season with 15 of those in La Liga play. Thibaut Courtois has 13 clean sheets in 26 La Liga starts as Real Madrid have allowed just 20 league goals on the season. Los Blancos have 25 points away from home with seven wins and four draws in 14 league games.
Real Sociedad Betting Preview – Fight for Europe
La Real stumbled on Thursday with a 2-0 road loss to 15th place Alaves . That loss kept Sociedad from being in a Champions League spot as they now sit on 47 points, tied for fifth with Getafe and two points behind Atletico Madrid. In Thursday’s match they had 65% of the possession but just one shot on target as Alaves scored in the 56th and 90th minutes.
La Real haven’t lost at home since January 5 with seven wins and a draw in that stretch in all competitions, including a Copa del Rey semifinal win over Mirandes. On the season Isak leads the way with 12 goals while Mikel Ovarzabal has 11 and Odegaard leads the team with eight assists. Keeper Alex Remiro has six clean sheets in 21 starts with 11 wins and four draws.
Real Madrid Vs Real Sociedad Betting Lines
Real Sociedad are the third best home team in La Liga in goals scored and goal differential and are at the top of their game right now in San Sebastian. Meanwhile Real Madrid are the best road team in La Liga with a +12 goal differential and 22 goals scored. La Real have Los Blancos number of late and the draw number is inviting.
- Money Lines: Real Madrid win –125 / Real Sociedad win +290 / Draw +290
- Over/Under: 3 goals (O -114, U -114)
My Bookie Free Pick: Draw 1-1