Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 12 May 2019
Kick-Off 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Anoeta (Donostia-San Sebastian).
It’s been a horrendous campaign for Real Madrid in both La Liga and Champions League this season. They lost the battle for the domestic silverware long time ago, while Ajax eliminated Los Blancos in the last 16 round of the most elite continental competition.
Florentino Perez reacted a couple of months ago when he appointed Zinedine Zidane as the new head coach. The Frenchman had no imperative whatsoever in recent affairs which is something he took advantage of to test as many players as possible.
Results were hot and cold and they include losses to Valencia and Rayo Vallecano, but also wins over Athletic Bilbao and Villarreal.
We have to say Zidane will certainly be without the likes of Karim Benzema and Sergio Ramos in this clash with Real Sociedad on Sunday afternoon. We generally expect the Frenchman to mix up his cards once again.
Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid: Head-to-head
Sociedad pulled off a massive upset when they stunned Real Madrid 0-2 away at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu when teams locked horns in January this year.
Los Blancos were previously on a run of seven consecutive victories over the Basques.
There were three or more goals scored in four of last five head to head matches.
Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid: Prediction
The hosts come into their last fixture at Anoeta in much higher spirits. They won two in a row in La Liga and actually have a nice opportunity to make it three on the bounce against such a reputable opposition.
The team led by Imanol Alguacil improved their defensive efforts significantly in latest outings. They shipped just one goal in past two wins against top-half sides Getafe and Deportivo Alaves.
Given Txuri-Urdinak will play a reserve line-up of Madrid’s here, the value is certainly with the hosts not to lose at the odds of 1.61.
Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid: Bet Tips
Real Sociedad or Draw @ 1.61 (8/13)
Real Madrid Under 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.83 (5/6).