Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid
Spain – La Liga
Date: Sunday, 20 September 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Reale Seguros Stadium (San Sebastian).
Real Sociedad will have the toughest start at home in the league this season. Returning home after a 1-1 draw on the road against Real Valladolid, they will face the reigning champions of the last season La Liga for their opening home match.
After their Champions League loss against Manchester City, Zidane and his boys haven’t appeared in any major competitions in their schedule. However, Los Blancos still have their 11 game unbeaten streak in La Liga from the previous term fixtures.
Real Madrid will look for an early lead in the campaign instead of going for the nail-biting finish like the last season. With their same powerful squad except James Rodriguez and Brahim Diaz, the visiting side will have an enormous impact on their opening game.
Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host has recorded three of the last five overall wins.
- Both teams have scored in the recent four fixtures.
- Their previous encounter gave a 1-2 away win for Los Blancos.
- None of their last 15 meetings have ended in a draw.
- The host has only one win in their last five clashes at home.
- Los Blancos haven’t kept a clean sheet in the recent three visits.
Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid Prediction
Real Sociedad enjoys the home ground advantage and has surprised Real Madrid back in the 2018/19 season, La Liga fixture with a 3-1 win. However, Zidane’s team is a bit different with one of the best defensive records in the league previous season.
Most of the recent Real Madrid fixture post lockdown in the last season has seen under 3 goals by the end of the match. Their scoring has been low, as Benzema alone hasn’t been able to lead the attack from the front.
Los Blancos has conceded at least a goal despite winning the game in the last three h2h visits to Sociedad in their schedule. That’s why; the BTTS will be an ideal choice for the game at San Sebastian, along with the tip for under 3.5 goals regarding the recent low-scoring affairs of the favorites.
With their squad strength, Ramos and Co. will create more chances in the encounter. The home win in full-time will probably be the best bet for the punters to yield decent returns. Besides, Los Blancos have won three of their last five visits to this venue.
Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid Betting tips
Under 3.5 goals @ 1.44 (4/9).
Both teams to score: Yes @ 1.66 (4/6).
Real Madrid to win @ 1.75 (3/4).