Prediction and odds for the game: Real Sociedad (7/2) v Real Madrid (4/6)
We are backing the away win
When: Sunday, 21st June 2020, Kick-off 21:00
Where: The Reale Arena
On Sunday night, Real Sociedad and Real Madrid go head-to-head at the Reale Arena, in a massive game at the top of La Liga.
The team from San Sebastian are still in contention for a top-four finish, despite poor recent form in the top-flight. Imanol Alguacil’s team are just two points outside the Champions League spots.
However, the home team has recorded just one win in their last four games in the Spanish top-flight. Uncharacteristically for La Real, their recent league matches have been low-scoring with under 2.5 goals scored in four of their last five La Liga outings.
Real Sociedad are strong on home soil, as they are unbeaten in their last eight matches at the Reale Arena in all competitions while suffering just one defeat in their last 12 games at home. They have also won seven of their last ten home games in all competitions. Their matches on home soil usually produce goals too, with over 2.5 goals scored in 12 of their last 16 matches.
Unlike most teams in La Liga, Real Sociedad have a strong recent record against the visitors, winning three of the last four meetings, scoring at least two goals in each of the wins.
Los Blancos are just three points behind league leaders and reigning champions Barcelona while having a game in-hand. A win in this clash would move Zinedine Zidane’s team to the top of the table courtesy of beating Barcelona 2-0 earlier in the season.
A 3-0 win over Valencia last time out means that the visitors have won three of their last four matches in La Liga, having scored at least twice in all three victories. The result also means that there have been at least two goals scored in six of their last seven league matches.
Zinedine Zidane’s team have suffered back-to-back league defeats on their travels against Levante and last time out Real Betis. The visitors have won just three of their previous seven league matches on their travels.
Despite Real Sociedad having the better of the most recent clashes between the two teams, Real Madrid have won 14 of the last 18 meetings with the home side in La Liga.
Real Madrid look to have returned from the break in determined mood. That is the reason we are backing the away win. Sociedad are unlikely to be easy opponents for Zidane’s team, though. We are also backing over 2.5 goals scored, as 14 of the last 16 meetings between these two teams have produced over 2.5 goals. The encounters tend to be high-scoring.
Verdict: We are backing the away win at odds of 4/6 and over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 4/7. (All odds are taken from Bet365).
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