Real Madrid hosts Real Sociedad at Santiago Bernabeu in La Liga on Sunday, looking to build on its Copa del Rey win against Atletico Madrid. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and bonuses in La Liga.
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Real Madrid: Tired Legs
Los Blancos picked up another derby win on Thursday, beating Atletico Madrid 3-1 to roar into the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey. Rodrygo canceled out former Real Madrid star Alvaro Morata’s early opener for the visitors in the 79th minute and forced extra time, where Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior scored to put the contest beyond Atletico.
It was the third consecutive win for Carlo Ancelotti’s team since losing 3-1 to Barcelona in the Spanish Supercup final earlier this month. Real Madrid will now look to channel this momentum into its La Liga campaign and maintain the pressure on leader Barcelona, who is three points ahead of it in the first place.
There is still a long way to go, and that sort of margin is patently surmountable, but Madrid’s performances over the last three months have been patchy, and the team needs to regain its consistency. In that regard, a 2-0 success over Bilbao last weekend was a positive development. The Blancos turned in a dominant display at San Mames, one of Spain’s toughest grounds for visiting teams.
Three of Madrid’s next four league games are on home turf. All those matches will take place before the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Liverpool on Feb. 21. Madrid should not be thinking about Europe right now because the domestic title race deserves its full attention, but we can’t trust it right now, so we won’t include it in our soccer picks and parlays.
Real Sociedad: Great Season
Real Sociedad saw its nine-game winning run across all competitions end following a narrow 1-0 defeat to Barcelona in the Spanish Cup on Wednesday, making it the first time in 11 matches that the Basque Country outfit failed to score.
Real Sociedad is flying high as we prepare to reach the midway point of the season this weekend. Indeed, there has been talking of Imanol Alguacil’s side mounting a challenge for the championship crown. The team is six points adrift of Barcelona in the top spot, but a victory on Sunday would level it with Real Madrid in second.
It is still a long shot, but as things stand, we cannot rule Real Sociedad out of the title race. Over the last six rounds of fixtures in La Liga, no side has a better record, so if you’re betting online, you should expect it to at least score against Los Blancos.
Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad Head-to-Head
Real Madrid is unbeaten in the last five games against Real Sociedad, winning the most recent two.
Real Madrid has lost only one of its last 36 La Liga home games, losing 4-0 at the Bernabeu against Barcelona in March 2022. Real Sociedad has won its last five league games and has not won six in a row since November 2020.
Real Sociedad last beat Real Madrid in February 2020 in the Copa Del Rey, securing a 4-3 victory at the Bernabeu, while its last La Liga wins over Los Blancos came in May 2019.
Real Madrid has the best attack in the league, with 38 goals scored in 17 games.
Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad Match Information
- Game: Real Madrid (13-2-2) vs Real Sociedad (12-2-4)
- Location: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
- Day/Time: Sunday, Jan. 29, 3:00 p.m. ET
- Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad Live stream: fubo.tv
Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad Betting Lines
Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad Picks and Prediction
The hosts enter this clash as heavy favorites, priced at -150 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds, while the goal line is set at 2½.
Given its superb season with 12 wins in 18 games, Real Sociedad is way too overpriced here at +410. This match will most likely be a real struggle for Real Madrid, who was forced to play extra time against Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Cup match, so it will not be fully fit for this match.
The smart choice here is to avoid the moneyline because Sociedad might have enough to return home with the three points.