Real Sociedad vs. Real Madrid 9/20/20 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Real Sociedad 0-1-0, Real Madrid 0-0-0
9/20/20 3 pm
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Real Sociedad is welcoming Real Madrid to Reale Arena in round 2 in the Spanish LaLiga.
Sociedad has lost only 1 of their last 7 games, but they have conceded at least 1 goal in 3 of their last 4 games. In their first match in LaLiga last weekend, Sociedad has played against Valladolid on the road, and they have had 60% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 76% of the correct passes. Sociedad was losing 1-0 at the half time, but they were able to tie the score in the 60th minute of the game. The final score was 1-1. Roberto Lopez is the only goalscorer for Sociedad at the moment with 1 goal. Real Sociedad has done well in LaLiga last season, and they ended up in 6th place with 56 points, which was enough for the Europa League. Sola, Guevara, Illarramendi, Jose, Zaldua, David Silva, and Zubimenid are all injured, and they will miss this game. Sociedad is a good team, but all these injuries will have a big impact on Sociedad’s game, especially against Real Madrid. Real Sociedad still doesn’t know who will be in their group in the Europa League, but whoever it is, they will not have a good time playing against Sociedad. Once most of their players are healthy, Sociedad is a dangerous team, but at the moment, Sociedad is struggling on both ends.
Real Madrid is the reigning champion of LaLiga after beating Barcelona in the title race, mostly after the restart when Real Madrid was outstanding. Real Madrid has played only 1 game in the preseason, and that was against Getafe, which Real Madrid won 6-0. This is Real Madrid’s first game of the new LaLiga season because they got an extra week of vacation because they were playing in the Champions League in August. Real Madrid has signed only 1 notable player so far, and that was Odegaard who got back from loan, while Hakimi was sold to Inter, Rodriguez to Sevilla, while James Rodriguez left for Everton. The latest rumors are that Bale and Reguilo were sent to London to complete the transfer to Tottenham, while Dele Alli should go in the opposite direction. Diaz, Isco, Hazard, Jovic, and Vazquez are injured, while Odegaard and Asensio are still questionable. Even with all these injuries, Real Madrid still has a lot of good players on their roster, players that are among the best in the world on their positions on the field. There is still time for Real Madrid to sign a player or two to increase the depth of their team, but once the injured players recover, Real Madrid will once again be the force to reckon with.
Both teams are struggling with injuries, and while Real Madrid still hasn’t played a game in LaLiga, Sociedad is in good competitive rhythm. The trends are on Real Madrid’s side in this matchup, but we usually see a solid amount of goals scored when Sociedad and Real Madrid meet. Taking everything into consideration, I will pick something on goals here.