Tonight’s trip to San Sebastian to take on Real Sociedad is probably the hardest fixture left for Real Madrid in La Liga.
And they know that to stay in the hunt for the title, they will have to emerge from Anoeta victorious what with Barcelona and Atletico de Madrid both playing at home this weekend.
La Real have been formidable at home this season – and defeated reigning champions Barcelona last month. Despite that, the bookies still favour Carlo Ancelotti’s team, who are priced at 1/2 to pick up the win. The hosts can be found at 5/1 to win, while a draw is available at 10/3.
Last time out, Madrid beat La Real 5-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu, with Cristiano Ronaldo grabbing a hat trick. The 29-year-old Portugual international is a doubt for the match with a tendinitis problem in his knee and may be rested, according to Carlo Ancelotti.
Should that be the case, there may not be too many goals in this, with the hosts’ success in La Liga to date being based on a solid defensive unit.
Four of Sociedad’s last six games have featured less than 2.5 goals, and to bet on that tonight you can find odd of around 17/20. Madrid haven’t been as free scoring on the road as they have been at home, so it may be a decent shout to put some money on that repeating again tonight.