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Real vs Sociedad: Team News, Prediction, H2H & Possible XI

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 22/11/2019

Real Madrid will take on Real Sociedad in their next La Liga match at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday, here are the facts you need to know ahead of the clash.

TEAM NEWS:

REAL MADRID:

Marco Asensio, Nacho Fernández remain long-time absentee for Real Madrid with both expected to miss almost the whole season, James Rodrigues and Lucas Vazquez got injured during the international break with the Spanish suffering from a fractured toe, while James injured his knee.

REAL SOCIEDAD:

Real Madrid starlet Martin Odegaard could feature against his parent club if he shakes off the ankle injury he suffered in the last time out for Real Sociedad, while the likes of Jose Zaldua, Portu and Mikel Merino will all be subjected to late fitness test to ascertain their position.

HEAD TO HEAD:

Real Madrid had a better head to head advantage having won 27 of the clash against Real Sociedad out of 47 meetings, nine of those games ended in a draw and 11 ended in victory for Real Sociedad.

RECENT FORM

REAL MADRID:

Zinedine Zidane’s men are in the best of form having endured a poor show in recent times, the team has been able to get the desired results to remain competitive in the domestic scene, Real Madrid has just suffered just a defeat in the going La Liga season after playing just 12 games.

REAL SOCIEDAD:

Imanol Alguacil Barrenetxea’s men is one of the most surprising teams this season, they are fifth on the La Liga table thanks to solid performance from the start of the season, Real Sociedad is just two points behind the league leaders Barcelona and Real Madrid who are on 25 points on the standings so far.

POSSIBLE LINE-UPS:

REAL MADRID:

Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Hazard, Benzema, Rodrygo

REAL SOCIEDAD:

Remiro; Zaldua, Le Normand, Llorente, Monreal; Zubeldia, Elustondo, Merino; Oyarzabal, Willian Jose, Portu

PREDICTION:

Real Madrid 3-1 Real Sociedad
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