After a resurgence in the team’s spirit, Real Madrid will looking to secure their title run as they host side Real Sociedad at theSantiago Bernabeu Stadium. The match is schedule for 23rd November with late kickoff at 23:00 GMT.
Coach Zinedine Zidane has transformed his side after a rough start to their La Liga title run. Real Madrid currently are second placed in the La Liga tied off with points with title leaders Barcelona separated by goal difference.
Individual brilliance has been part of the impressive performance showcased by Real Madrid with the resurgence of Toni Kroos, Hazard and Benzema forming the core of the attack. It still remains in question whether the individual brilliance and team spirit will get them through the season.
Real Sociedad have put forward a number of impressive performances, currently 5th in the table with a total of 23 points. Despite widening the gap against competition, the team has bottled widening their gap by missing out on different opportunities against the lowly positioned teams.
Real Madrid vs. Real Sociedad Head to Head
Both teams have faced on 24 different occasions with Real Madrid picking the lion share with 18 wind against only 3 wins garnered by Real Sociedad. 3 matches have ended in a draw between the two sides. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Real Sociedad 3-1 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 0-2 Real Sociedad
Real Madrid 5-2 Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad 1-3 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 3-0 Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad 0-3 Real Madrid
Real Sociedad 0-1 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 3-1 Real Sociedad
Real Madrid Team News
After being lef out of the France team for three years, talisman Benzema will be fit with the end of the international break to cause problems in the side’s defense. There still remains a cloud of doubt whether winger Gareth Bale will feature over his stance with the coach.
Left back Marcelo continues to suffer from a knock injury but is set to be replaced with new singing Benjamin Mendy. Forward Luka Jovic who is yet to feature in the La Liga continues recovering from hip problems. To add to the injury list is winger Marco Asensio, James Rodriguez and Nacho.
Real Sociedad Team News
Ruben Pardo continues to heal from an injury which has ruled him out of 13 games. Defensive midfielder Asier Illarramendi suffered an ankle injury which has sidelined him from 11 matches. To add to the injury list is Aihen Munoz and attacking midfielder Martin Odegaard.
Prediction and Odds
Both teams are well placed to pose threat to each other’s defense, but the injury woes in Real Sociedad will create an easy time with the attacking formation of Real Madrid.
Real Madrid win – 1.42
Goals Over 2.5 – 1.41
Double Chance – 1.195
Both Team to Score – 1.6