Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid
2016/17 Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 21 August, 2016
Kick-off: 19:15 UK.
Venue: Estadio Anoeta
Real Sociedad host Real Madrid in the first game of 2016/2017 La liga campaign.
Real Sociedad is going into the new signing with four new legs. Eusebio Sacristan men were involve in 12 pre-season games, in which they won 5 drew 4, and lost 3. The Royals finished 9th on the log in the 2015/2016 season and will be hoping for a continental finish by the end of the season.
Real Madrid will kick start the season without their top man ‘Cristiano Ronaldo”. The Portuguese forward is currently in an recovery process after sustaining an injury in France. Zidane Men narrowly missed out on the title last season, and will be going into the season on an high note after the won the Uefa Super super cup last week Tuesday.
Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid: Key Facts
- Real Sociedad maintain two game winning streaks in the league. However, the royals were only able to manage 2 wins in their last 5 home league games.
- Real Madrid has failed to loss in their last 9 away games in the league. The blancos also maintains 4 winning game streak going into this one.
Real Sociedad: Team News
Eusebio will be missing the services of spanish midfielder “Zurutuza David” for this big clash on Sunday. The 30 years old creative mind will be out of this one due to an ankle injury. Joining David is 20 years old Serbian center back “Babic Srdjan” , who is currently nursing a knee injury.
Real Sociedad: Predicted Line-Up (4-3-3)
Rulli: Elustondo, Gonzalez, Litri, Martinez: Ilarramendi, Pardo: Granero, Prieto, Zubeldia: Vela
Real Madrid: Team News
Zidane will be without is top man “Cristiano Ronaldo” and host of other crucial players for this clash. Ronaldo is going through an healing process after he suffered a leg injury during is national assignment for Portugal. In addition, Pepe, and Benzema will be unavailable for this due to thigh and hip injury respectively. While Lucas Modric
Finally, Real Madrid were a bit silent in the transfer window this summer. The Blancos major signing will have to be the re-acquistion of Alvaro Morata.
Real Madrid: Predicted Line-Up (4-4-2)
Navas: Cavarjal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo: Isco, Casemiro, Kroos: Ascensio, Morata, Bale
Real Sociedad Vs Real Madrid: Head to Head
Real Sociedad last triumph over Real Madrid was in the 2014/2015 season. However, real Madrid commands 3 straight win over the royals.
Moreover, in 10 league meetings between them Real Madrid has 8 victories, while Real Sociedad won 1. Real Madrid has also won 6 of their last 10 visit to Estadio Anoeta, and lost 2.
Real Sociedad Vs Real Madrid: Prediction
It’s begining of new season with many hopes, expectation, and few players still struggling to shake of the holiday genes. However, Real Madrid have walked away with great results most time they meet the royals.
In Conclusion, I predict a 80% chance of Madrid victory, and 20% chance of the clash ending in a draw.
Real Sociedad Vs Real Madrid: Bet Tips
- Over 2.5 goals
- Handicap Real Madrid (+1)