Real Sociedad and Real Madrid meet in a match in the second round of La Liga. The match will be played on Sunday, at 20:00, at Reale Seguros Stadium.
Zidane’s students return to official competitions after a break of more than a month. The last official match was the failure suffered in the return of the 8th finals of the UEFA Champions League, the defeat suffered with the score of 1-2 on the field of Manchester City, the team that won the round match, with the same score. In a friendly match played 3 days ago, Real won against Getafe with a definite 6-0.
Unlike Madrid, Sociedad already has a match played in the new season of La Liga. They got a point away from Valladolid, a match ended with a score of 1-1. It was a statistically balanced game, both teams having 8 chances to score. Four of the last six matches played by Sociedad in the championship ended in a draw.
It is difficult to anticipate the way Zinedine Zidane’s band will play. Traveling from Sociedad is difficult regardless of the name of the team that comes on this field. We expect an open game, one in which at least two goals will be scored. However, we expect the number of goals scored to stop at four, given that the guests have some notable absences in attack.
-In the last 15 direct duels, not a single draw result was registered (11 victories for Real Madrid);
-In 6 of the last 7 direct confrontations both teams scored, and in 5 of them over 3.5 goals were scored;
-Real Madrid has won 8 of the last 11 away games at Sociedad, and in 6 of them has scored at least twice;
-Zidane’s team is the title champion of La Liga, with the best defense of the previous season (25 goals conceded);
-Real Sociedad finished the previous season in La Liga in 6th place, with 16 wins, 14 losses and 8 draws;
Society: Remiro – Gorosabel, Elustondo, Llorente, Monreal – Lopez, Guevara, Merino – Portu, Isak, Oyarzabal;
Absent: Asier Illarramendi, Luca Sangalli, Martin Merquelanz, Martin Zubimendi, Willian Jose (injured);
Coach: Imanol Bailiff;
Real Madrid: Courtois – Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo – Kroos, Casemiro, Modric – Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius;
Absent: Eden Hazard, Lucas Vazquez, Marco Asensio, Isco, Mariano, Sergio Reguilon, Gareth Bale (injured);
Coach: Zinedine Zidane;
PREDICTION: Real Madrid to win @ 1,75