Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 6 January 2019
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu (Madrid).
Real Madrid defended their FIFA Club World Cup title with an easy 4-1 victory in a straightforward affair against United Arab Emirates side Al Ain in the final. Luka Modric stole the show with a goal and an assist on the occasion. However, Los Blancos failed to back up such result as they were held to a 2-2 in inaugural La Liga match in 2019.
Santiago Solari’s troops had a 1-2 cushion for quite some time on Thursday at Estadio de La Ceramica, but only to see the former Arsenal man Santi Cazorla snatch the equalizer for Villarreal eight minutes from time. Madrid are seven points shy of arch-rivals Barcelona at the top of the standings, but no longer have a game in hand. It means they just can’t afford any more slip-ups if they want to keep the slimmest of title hopes alive.
Next up for the current Champions League winners are Real Sociedad. The clash is scheduled for Sunday evening at Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad: Head-to-head
Real Madrid completely dominated this match-up over the course of history.
They won all of last seven H2H encounters with Txuri-Urdinak.
Los Blancos scored an impressive eight-goal tally in two last term meetings with Real Sociedad.
Real Madrid notched three or more goals in six of past seven meetings with Sociedad.
Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad: Prediction
The hosts will have a nice prospect of continuing the dominance in H2H games with the Basques knowing about Sociedad’s dreadful run of form in recent outings. Txuri-Urdinak lost four consecutive league matches to drop down to 15th place in the league ladder. They are just three points away from the red zone.
The disastrous spell of form caused the board to make a managerial change as Imanol Alguacil took over Asier Garitano on the bench. The new head coach will make his debut here at Santiago Bernabeu. Real Madrid should really not allow a slip-up against the struggling opposition here. You can back Los Blancos to win by two or more goals difference at the odds of 1.95.
Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad: Bet Tips
Real Madrid -1.5 handicap @ 1.95 (19/20)
Real Madrid to win & Over 3.5 goals FT @ 2.50 (6/4).