La Liga leaders Real Madrid continue their title quest on Saturday evening when they welcome top four hopefuls Real Sociedad at Santiago Bernabeu. Carlo Ancelotti’s men will have on eye on the upcoming huge second-leg clash in the Champions League against PSG, while the visitors were eliminated from Europa League last week and can now focus on securing European football for next season.
Where and when: Santiago Bernabeu – 5 March, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Real Madrid vs. Real Sociedad: La Liga TV, Bet365 live streaming
Last time: Vinicius Junior and Luka Jovic were on target for Real Madrid, as Carlo Ancelotti’s men earned a 2-0 at Reale Arena back in December.
Real Madrid v Real Sociedad Predictions and Preview
Real Madrid maintained their six-points lead ahead of Sevilla at the top of La Liga last week, when Carlo Ancelotti’s men earned a hard-fought 1-0 win away to Rayo Vallecano. Karim Benzema scored the only goal late on in what was another uninspiring performance from Los Blancos.
Despite their drop in form recently, Real are now unbeaten in the last six games (4W, 2D). The capital outfit will be delighted to return to Santiago Bernabeu, as they are yet to lose at home in La Liga after registering nine wins and four draws.
The visitors also earned a narrow 1-0 win, but at home against a struggling Osasuna side, thanks to a strike from Elustondo. Real Sociedad are currently seventh, four points behind fourth-place Barcelona, but Imanol Algulacil’s men are winless in their last five games on the road and it’s unlikely that they’ll end that run at Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid vs. Real Sociedad full time result odds
The hosts have a clean bill of health ahead of this clash, as only Gareth Bale is in doubt after there were reports about another injury for the Welshman last week. Despite this, Ancelotti might opt for some rotations ahead of the upcoming Champions League clash with PSG on Wednesday.
Real Sociedad will have to do without Nacho Monreal, Ander Barrentxea and Carlos Fernandez, who are injured, while Adnan Januzaj will have to be careful as he is one yellow card away from getting a suspension.
Real Madrid vs. Real Sociedad over/under odds
The last three meetings between those teams have seen under 2.5 goals pay off, while the same applies for five of the last six games of Real Sociedad. Under 2.5 is available at 21/20, while you can also pair it with No in the BTTS market for a combined odds of 13/5.
Real Madrid vs. Real Sociedad correct score odds
Real Madrid beat Sociedad 2-0 last time and considering how poor the White and Blues have been on the road this term a repeat of that scoreline can’t be written off. Real haven’t been as convincing, as in the first half of the season, but nevertheless a 2-0 win in favour of Carlo Ancelotti’s men looks like a good option at 15/2.
Real Madrid vs. Real Sociedad first goalscorer odds
Karim Benzema scored in both of Real Madrid’s last two La Liga games, as the Frenchman brought his season tally to a total of 19 goals. Benzema has been simply sensational this term, so watch out for him to break the deadlock in a 2-0 victory for Los Blancos in these Real Madrid vs. Real Sociedad tips at 31/1.