The Saturday evening action in La Liga sees title contenders Real Madrid play host to an in-form Real Sociedad, who sit just two points from the top. Madrid are favourites to win but this could prove a testing clash.
Where and when: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid – 23 November, kick-off 20:0
Where you can see Real Madrid vs. Real Sociedad: William Hill, Premier Sports
Last time: Real Sociedad won both league clashes between the two sides last season – triumphing 2-0 in Madrid in January before winning 3-1 in San Sebastian – Los Blancos finished with ten men in each encounter.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Match result: 0-0||20/1||Offer|
|Under 2.5 goals||2/1||Offer|
|Portu anytime sorer||18/5||Offer|
Real Madrid vs. Real Sociedad Predictions and Preview
Real Madrid have undergone a turbulent campaign so far but are unbeaten in five – winning four in that time – with just one defeat in their last 11, at Real Mallorca.
However, despite a recent disappointing scoreless draw at home to Real Betis – they won emphatically at Eibar last time out and sit level on points with Barcelona at the top of the league.
Real Sociedad are fifth but just two points from the top but were disappointingly held to a 1-1 draw by basement side Leganes in their last match.
The hosts are unsurprisingly favourites for this encounter at odds of 38/100 with a La Real victory priced at 13/2 and the draw available at 17/4.
Madrid have five clean sheets in a row and eight in total all season, so under 2.5 goals at 2/1 appears to be a solid bet with under 1.5 at 5/1.
A ‘double chance’ on La Real to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 2/1 while a Madrid win/draw outcome is at 1/14.
If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 11/10.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Karim Benzema netted a highly credible 30 goals last campaign for Madrid and already has nine from 11 in the league this time out. Is priced at 7/10 to find the net in this game.
One to watch for Real Sociedad: Portu has scored three goals in his last five outings including a double in the recent win over Granada. Is at a tempting 18/5 to continue that form here.
Long shot: Madrid have kept five clean sheets in a row, while only four La Liga sides have conceded fewer goals than Real Sociedad (14). Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 20/1.