2019-20 Spanish Primera – Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When does Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid kick off? Sunday 21st June, 2020 – 21:00 (UK)

Where is Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid being played? Reale Arena

Where can I get tickets for Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid? No tickets are available as these matches are being played behind closed doors

What TV channel is Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid on in the UK? This match will be televised live on LaLigaTV (Sky channel 435, Virgin channel 554) for those with a Premier Sport subscription

Where can I stream Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid in the UK? Premier Sport subscribers in the UK can stream the match live via a Premier Player subscription

bet365 customers may be able to stream this match live via their website and you can check their schedule here

THE TEAM NEWS

REAL SOCIEDAD

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Alex Remiro; Elustondo, Le Normand, Diego Llorente, Monreal; Zubeldia, Mikel Merino; Portu, Januzaj, Oyarzabal; Isak

Unavailable: Sangalli (Injured), Guevara (Injured), Barrenetxea (Injured), Illarramendi (Injured), (Suspended)

Doubtful: Odegaard (Injured)

REAL MADRID

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Varane, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo; Valverde, Casemiro, Kroos; Asensio, Benzema, Hazard

Unavailable: Vazquez (Injured), Nacho (Injured), Jovic (Injured), Isco (Injured)

Doubtful:

KEY STATS

  • Real Sociedad have won 3 of their last 4 matches against Real Madrid in all competitions
  • Real Sociedad are unbeaten in their last 8 home matches in all competitions (W7 D1)
  • Real Sociedad have scored during the first half in each of their last 4 matches against Real Madrid in all competitions
  • Real Sociedad haven’t conceded more than 1 goal in any of their last 8 home matches in all competitions
  • Real Sociedad have not failed to score in their last 19 home matches in all competitions
  • Real Madrid have lost their last 2 away league matches
  • Real Madrid have lost only 2 of their last 19 league matches
  • Real Madrid have been drawing at half-time and losing at full-time in each of their last 2 away league matches
  • There have been over 3.5 goals scored in 5 of the last 6 matches between Real Sociedad and Real Madrid in all competitions
  • Real Madrid have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 7 league matches

THE PREDICTION

This is crunch match in both the title race and the scrap for the Champions League places. Real Sociedad know they need to bounce back quickly after their unexpected loss at Alaves while Real Madrid know they have a glorious chance to capitalise on Barcelona’s slip at Sevilla. Zidane’s men have been in good form since the return to action but this will be a tough assignment for them. Sociedad are tough to beat at home and they have plenty to play for themselves. Madrid may just have too much for them however with a reinvigorated Hazard regaining top form. The visitors are favoured to come out with all three points here.

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