Real Madrid will be looking to make it five victories in a row this week as they welcome home Real Sociedad. The match schedules for Monday’s late kickoff at Santiago Bernabeu at 11 pm.
Moreover, Los Blancos are currently second on the table, three points against leaders Atletico Madrid, while Real Sociedad is fifth in the rankings, seven-point-four-placed Sevilla.
It has been an injury galore for the Los Blancos at a key stage of the season, but La Liga champions have made it five consecutive wins. It includes an impressive 1-0 first leg away win to Atalanta BC in the Champions League last 16 ties on Wednesday night.
In addition, the Los Blancos also ran out of 1-0 winners in the league last weekend, with Casemiro’s second-half strike overcame Real Vallavoid at Estadio Municipal Jose Gorilla. It is a must-win for Zinedine Zidane, who face off against their capital rivals and league leaders next weekend. Atletico will be desperate to get a win over Villarreal after a slump in form.
In contrast, Real Sociedad enter the match on the back of a goalless draw to Manchester United in the second leg of the Europa League last 32 contest on Thursday night. The Basque outfit exited from the competition and now faces four league matches before facing Atletico Bilbao in the rearranged 2020 Copa del Rey final at the start of April.
Real Madrid vs. Real Sociedad Head to Head
Both sides have 23 games against each other, with Real Madrid taking home 17 wins while Real Sociedad with four wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Atalanta 0-1 Real Madrid
Real Vallavoid 0-1 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 2-0 Valencia
Madrid 2-0 Getafe
Huesca 1-2 Real Madrid
Manchester United 0-0 Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad 4-0 Deportivo Alaves
Real Sociedad 0-4 Manchester United
Getafe 0-1 Real Sociedad
Real Madrid 4-1 Cadiz
Real Madrid Team News
There is a substantial injury list for Los Blancos with Rodrygo Goes, Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Eden Hazard, Eder Militao, Alvaro Ordiozola, and Federico Valverde unavailable for selection. Karim Benzema and Marcelo have both made progress in their recovery.
Real Sociedad Team News
Luca Sangalli, Miguel Moya, and Joseba Zaldua remain injured ahead of the clash. Aritz Elustondo looks likely to remain in recovery after an ankle problem. Portu will likely start in attack ahead of Adnan Janujaz.
Prediction and Odds
This has all the makings of an interesting late Monday kickoff with both teams currently unpredictable.
Real Madrid Win
Both Teams to Score
First Goal: Real Madrid