Real Madrid vs. Real Sociedad / La Liga – Both teams have failed this season, each in their own way. The fact that Real Madrid has 13 points more than Real Sociedad does not mean a lot to the team from Madrid, because the leader Barcelona has long been unattainable, and the second place that their city rival Atletico is occupying, especially after a new look in the last round. Real Sociedad was in the bottom of the table although they wanted to go to European positions, but at least in the last lap they finally celebrated after four linked defeats. In the first part of the season Real Madrid has celebrated with 3-1 in San Sebastian. Begins: 10.02.2018. – 20:45 CET
Real Madrid players can no longer accomplish a longer series of wins in the season which they will certainly want to forget as soon as possible unless they fail to win the trophy again in the Champions League. They will next week have a tough duel with PSG, and Real is far from the right form, and they allow themselves a surprise by a lot of weaker teams, like Leganes, which eliminated them from the Cup or Levante, with which they played a draw in the last round.
Real had two flashes – when they mastered Deportivo with 7-1 on their field and Valencia with 4-1 as guests, but they are still only fourth on the table and their placement in the Champions League next season is endangered. When they played as guests against Levante in the last round, it did not even help that they played in the strongest team, although there were plenty of outsiders out of shape. They do not have any major injury problems this time, so their team could be the same.
Probable lineups Real Madrid: Navas – Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo – Casemiro, Modric, T,Kroos – Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema
Real Sociedad has only occasionally shinned and after their home win over Sevilla, they lost four matches in a row, and they may seek justification in the strength of their opponents against Barcelona and Villarreal. Because of everything they were sinking deeper and deeper on the table and they are dangerously getting closer to the relegation zone, while they the last round mastered Deportivo with 5-0.
This was a very welcome victory after all that was going on with the sale of center-back I.Martinez to their biggest rival, Athletic from Bilbao. It seemed as if they played against the team from La Coruna so they are breathing a little easier now. Goalkeeper Rulli has returned to the goal, A.Elustondo was great on the center-back, and de la Bella jumped on the left-back instead of I.Martinez. Januz was absent in the offensive part, so Juanimi played instead. Now Zurutuza returns to the midfield, while D.Llorente could replace the tired Raul Navas.
Probable lineups Real Sociedad: Rulli – Odriozola, A.Elustondo, D.Llorente, de la Bella – Illarramendi, Zurutuza, Zubeldia – Xabi Prieto, Oyarzabal, Willian Jose
Real Madrid vs. Real Sociedad PICK
The team from Madrid is in the situation that every match counts and they have to give their maximum, although they are awaiting a big challenge in the Champions League. Real Sociedad only occasionally plays a good match, and hat is only on their field lately, so besides all the host problems, we do not give them too much chance.
Pick: Asian Handicap -1.5 Real Madrid
Odds: 1.69 at 10bet (down to 1.60 can be played)
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