European champions Real Madrid will be looking to recover from their midweek draw at Villarreal as they host relegation-threatened Real Sociedad on Sunday. The hosts are clear favourites against a side who have lost each of their last four league games.
Where and when: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid – 6 January, kick-off 17:30
Where you can see Real Madrid vs. Real Sociedad: William Hill, Eleven Sports
Last time: A Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick propelled Madrid to a 5-2 victory over La Real last February in the Spanish capital in the most recent meeting between the two. Madrid have won each of the last seven meetings between the two.
|Under 2.5 goals||7/4||Offer|
|Real Sociedad ‘double chance’||9/4||Offer|
|Mikel Oyarzabal anytime scorer||17/4||Offer|
Real Madrid vs. Real Sociedad Predictions and Preview
This is a clash between two sides who are failing in their objectives this season – with Madrid languishing in fourth and La Real struggling at the wrong end of the table.
Santiago Solari’s side were held to a 2-2 draw at Villarreal in a rearranged game earlier this week and currently sit seven points from the league’s summit.
Their Basque opponents are badly out of form with just one goal and no points in their last four league games – leaving them in 15th position with Imanol Alguacil replacing Asier Garitano at the helm.
Real Sociedad have scored just 18 goals in 17 league games and have only conceded 20, while Real Madrid (26) have scored 22 fewer goals than Barcelona. With this in mind, Under 2.5 goals at 7/4 offers value with Under 1.5 at 5/1.
If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 21/20.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Gareth Bale has scored four goals in his last five appearances for Madrid including the winner in the 1-0 victory at Huesca. The Welshman is at 7/8 to score anytime here.
One to watch for Real Sociedad: Mikel Oyarzabal is the dangerman for the Basque side and has scored four goals in his last seven matches and is at 17/4 to score anytime here.
Long shot: Before their Club World Cup exploits, Real Madrid had scored just two goals in three games while Real Sociedad have scored just once in their last four league games. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 20/1.