This week in La Liga, Real Sociedad will face Real Madrid at the Reale Arena in a crucial match. Real Sociedad is currently in fourth place in the league and has been performing well in the current season. They won their previous game against Osasuna 2-0 and will be confident going into this match.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid is in second place in the standings and has been showing improvement lately. They won their previous game against Almeria 4-2 and will aim for a similar outcome in this game.
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Real Sociedad–Real Madrid match preview
Real Madrid will try to win their second consecutive La Liga game when they face Real Sociedad, who are aiming to finish in the top four, on Tuesday night. Real Madrid is in second place in the standings, 11 points behind Barcelona, while Real Sociedad is in fourth place, eight points ahead of fifth-placed Villarreal.
Real Sociedad has earned seven points in their last three games since losing the Basque derby against Athletic Bilbao on April 15. They have 28 points from 15 home games in the current season, and a win against Real Madrid will strengthen their chances of qualifying for the Champions League next season.
Real Madrid has 31 points from their 16 away games, which is the second-best record behind Barcelona. They defeated Almeria 4-2 in their previous game after losing 4-2 to Girona. While Real Madrid is fighting with Atletico Madrid for second place in the league, their focus is on the upcoming Copa del Rey final against Osasuna and the Champions League semifinal against Manchester City.
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They have not lost to Real Sociedad in the La Liga since May 2019, but the two teams drew 0-0 in the reverse league fixture at Bernabeu back in January.
Real Sociedad possible starting lineup:
Remiro; Elustondo, Zubeldia, Le Normand, Munoz; Merino, Zubimendi, Mendez; Oyarzabal, Sorloth, Kubo
Real Madrid possible starting lineup:
Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Nacho; Kroos, Tchouameni, Ceballos; Valverde, Rodrygo, Asensio
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Real Sociedad–Real Madrid prediction
Real Madrid’s performance in the La Liga has been inconsistent, impressing only from time to time. The team’s lethal duo, Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior, will look to continue their impressive form in the upcoming game.
Real Sociedad has a strong team and can be a threat when they perform well. However, Madrid are considered favourites and have the advantage going into this match.
Prediction: Real Sociedad 2-3 Real Madrid
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Date, kick-off time, venue
The La Liga match between Real Sociedad and Real Madrid will be played on May 2, 2023, at the Reale Arena. The game will kick off at 4pm EDT in the US, 9pm BST in the UK, and 1:30am IST the next day in India.