Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad Soccer Predictions, Team News and Betting : With the start of new season of La Liga, defending champion Real Madrid will travel to Real Sociedad for their first match of this season. Real Sociedad have already played their first match of the season. The game which was against Valladolid ended in a 1-1 goal draw.
Real Madrid won their 34th La Liga title last season while Real Sociedad with 16 wins and 14 draws finished 6th in the last season's La Liga standings. On Sunday, Anoeta Stadium, currently known as the Reale Arena will witness the clash between the two teams.
Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad Soccer Predictions, Team News and Betting Summary
Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad Soccer Predictions, Team News and Betting : Recent Form
Both Real Madrid and Real Sociedad have lost one match each out of the last 6 matches that they played in all the competition. Real Madrid lost one of the their crucial match which was UEFA Champions league knock out match against Manchester City while Real Sociedad lost to Granada in last season's La Liga match.
However, Real Madrid registered 4 wins in remaining 5 matches and drew on one occasion and on the other hand Real Sociedad registered just one win and drew rest of 4 matches.
Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad Soccer Predictions, Team News and Betting: Head to Head
Real Sociedad and Real Madrid have played so far 38 matches against each other. Real Madrid have won 63% of the games between the two teams while Sociedad could manage to win only 21% of matches. Around 16% o the game ended in a draw.
Talking about numbers, Real Madrid have won 24 of 38 matches between the two teams while Real Sociedad could register win in just 8 matches. 6 matches between the two teams ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 3.71 goals per Match.
Last time these two teams met was in June this year. The game saw both teams scoring. However, Real Madrid won the match by 2-1 goals. Karim Benzema and Sergio Ramos scored for Madrid while for Real Sociedad in 83rd minute Mikel Merino scored the only goal for them thus taking the score to 2-1 in favor of Madrid.
Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad Soccer Predictions and Betting : Team News
The 34 year old David Silva and former Manchester City star may make his debut in Matchday 2 for Real Sociedad. The midfielder had six goals and 10 assists for City in 2019-2020.
Along with David Silva, Mikel Merino who scored the only goal against Madrid when the two teams met last time will be the part of Socidad's midfield in Sunday's clash. The attacking midfielder Portu will be accompanying David Silva and Merino in the midfield. In last season's La Liga Portu had 15 goals contribution for his team.
Zinedine Zidane's team is facing a major injury problem. Belgian striker Eden Hazard is facing an ankle injury and is doubtful to be part of their first encounter on Sunday. nother player who is likely to miss the match from the Los Blancos is Martin Odegaard. Back to his parent club for the 2020-21 season, Odegaard missed training and Madrid’s pre-season friendly due to a knee problem.
Right winger Gareth Bale is also down with an injury and is unlikely to return for the Sunday's match.
Sergio Ramos along with Varane and Marcelo will be defending the against Real Sociedad in Sunday's match. Karim Benzema will be leading the forward for Madrid. Young Brazilian star Rodrygo will be assisting him from right and Vinícius Júnior as Left winger. In last season Rodrygo could score only 2 goals for his team while Vinícius Júnio in 29 matches that he played in last season scored 3 goals.
Luca Modric is expected to be available for Sunday's match. His presence in midfield will be help for Madrid which is battling injuries. Along with Tony Kroos and Federico Valverde Madrid's mid field looks somewhat sorted.
In last match, Real Sociedad preferred 4-1-4-1 formation. Swedish Alexander Isak will be leading as a striker. At Real Sociedad, Isak hasn’t been a regular starter, but he did score nine goals in last season's La Liga.
With David Silva expected to play in Sunday's match, he along with Portu and Mikel Merino will take the responsibility of Sociedad's mid field.
Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad Soccer Predictions, Team News and Betting : News Buzz
Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad Soccer Predictions and Betting Analysis
Kickoff predicts Real Madrid's win in their first match of the season. As per them Madrid have a 68% chance of beating Real Sociedad while for Sociedad the platform predicts only 14% win chances. According to Kickoff, there is a 59% chance of both teams to score in this match.
Footballpredictions.com predicts and easy win Real Madrid in Sunday's match. The platform predicts the match to end in 2-0 goals in favor of Madrid.
FcTables gives Real Madrid 54% chances of winning the Sunday's match while for Sociedad the chances stands at 20%.
The betting odds for Real Madrid as per Bet365 stands at 1.72. For Real Sociedad the odds are placed at 4.5.
On paper and looking at the past records as well as following the prediction and betting platforms, Real Madrid sits at best position to win the Sunday's match. However, with injury taking over the team and return of players like David Silva in Sociedad's squad, a surprise cannot be ignored in Sunday's match.