Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid

Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid Preview, Prediction, and Betting Tips | La Liga

Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid Preview

Following a staggering victory in the season’s last El Clasico against Barcelona, Real Madrid will turn their focus to another big game of the La Liga 2023-24 season. Jude Bellingham and Co. are slated to face Real Sociedad away from home in an all-important clash, which will be held on 26th April, 2024 at Anoeta. Scroll down below to learn about the preview, prediction and betting tips of the Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid game in La Liga.

A spirited Real Madrid will head into this game on a massive 3-2 win over Barcelona and will aim to continue their winning momentum in the business end of the season. The 2023-24 UEFA Champions League semi-finalists are undefeated for the last 26 league games, with their last loss coming against their city rivals, Atletico Madrid in the month of September last year. They are in the pole position of the La Liga points table with 81 points, after 32 match weeks. The Madrid-based outfit has clinched 25 wins, lost once and drawn six times in the remaining matches. Los Blancos have been ruthless in front of goals as they have raked up 70 goals in 32 league games, conceding only 22 in the process. A victory at Real Sociedad will definitely smoothen their chances of lifting the Spanish top-tier trophy this season as they currently lead the points tally by 11 points to second-spot holders, Barcelona. 

Real Sociedad, on the flip side, will be aiming to get back to the winning ways after missing out on victories in their previous two fixtures. Two consecutive draws against Almeria and Getafe have almost relegated them from the top-four race in the Spanish top division. However, with six games still left in the season’s calendar, the White and Blues are expected to go all guns blazing to finish the dream run of a high-flying Real Madrid side. Imanol Alguacil’s boys currently hold the sixth position in the league table with 51 points, claiming 13 wins and 7 defeats in the process. 

Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid Team News

Real Madrid

Vinicius and Brahim celebrate a goal (Credit: Getty)

After a sensational 120 minutes of play against Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals at Etihad, many were of the view that there might be some injury scars in the Real Madrid squad. But, proving everyone wrong, the team’s Italian coach Carlos Ancelotti played a fully fit squad against Barcelona in their last league game. 

Dani Carvajal and Nacho Fernandez did not play a minute in the last game as the management decided to give them the necessary rest. They might get their spots back in the starting XI against Real Sociedad. David Alaba and Thibaut Courtois will continue to remain sidelined, courtesy of their sustaining injuries.

Real Madrid’s Potential Playing XI: Andriy Lunin; Rudiger, Nacho, Carvajal, Mendy, Valverde, Kross, Camavinga, Bellingham, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo.

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad will once again depend on their star attacker Mikel Oyarzabal to deliver against a strong Real Madrid defense. The Spaniard has recorded nine goals and two assists to his name so far this season. Another impressive figure for the Spanish club is Takefusa Kubo, who has been in fine form this term with seven goals and three assists. 

Meanwhile, the young defender, Igor Zubeldia will not feature in this important clash due to his red card against Almeira. Aihen Munoz, Carlos Fernandez, Brais Mendez and Martin Merquelanz are the long-term absentees for Imanol Alguacil’s side.

Real Sociedad’s Potential Playing XI: Alex Remiro, H. Traore, Le Normand, Pacheco, Galan, Zakharyan, Turrientes, M. Merino, Kubo, Barrenetxea, Oyarzabal.

Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid Head-to-head Stats

Real Sociedad players celebrate a goal (Credit: ESPN Twitter)

The Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad games have always produced thrillers in the past few years. In the last match between these two heavyweights this season, Los Blancos edged past the White and Blues with a 2-1 victory at Santiago Bernabeu.

Last 5 H2H Results:

Real Madrid 2-1 Real Sociedad (2023, La Liga)

Real Sociedad 2-0 Real Madrid (2023, La Liga)

Real Madrid 0-0 Real Sociedad (2023, La Liga)

Real Madrid 4-1 Real Sociedad (2022, La Liga)

Real Sociedad 0-2 Real Madrid (2021, La Liga)

Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid Match Prediction

Real Madrid are unbeaten in their last 26 La Liga games, while Real Sociedad have drawn their last matches and are desperate to clinch a victory. With a lot at stake for both sides, an epic clash full of goals is on the cards on the upcoming Friday evening at Anoeta. The table toppers will definitely try to solidify their position at top, and add three more points to their points tally. However, they have always found it difficult to stay in rhythm at the den of Real Sociedad. Last time Real Madrid visited Real Sociedad, the home team claimed a comfortable 2-0 victory. But, the visitors are expected to emerge victorious this time around, given their current form.

Predicted Score: Real Sociedad 2-3 Real Madrid 

Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid Odds & Betting Tips

Betting Tips:

  • Real Madrid to beat Real Sociedad 
  • Both teams to score
  • Goals over 2.5 – yes


  • Real Sociedad: 2.28
  • Draw: 1.12
  • Real Madrid: 2.86 (Subject to change)

Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid La Liga Match Schedule & Telecast Details

  • Venue: Anoeta
  • Schedule: Friday, 26th April at 7:00 PM (GMT)
  • India: Sports18, Jio Cinema
  • UK: Premier Sports, ITV
  • USA: ESPN+

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