Real Madrid vs. Real Sociedad 3/5/22 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Predictions, and Odds

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Real Madrid is hosting Real Sociedad at Santiago Bernabeu in round 27 of the Spanish LaLiga. Real Madrid is still at the top of the table, but Sevilla is pretty close, and Real can’t relax. Sociedad is finally finding their way back into good form, and they are now on a 2-game winning streak.

The biggest problem for Real Madrid now is they are playing in the Champions League next week, and it’s against PSG. The good news for Real Madrid is that game is at home, and they have only a couple of injuries. Kroos will miss this game against Sociedad, but he might be in the lineup for the Champions League. Benzema is leading Real Madrid this season with 19 goals and 8 assists. Junior has added 13 goals and 6 assists. Alongside Kroos, Valverde is also injured. I think we might expect a bit of a mixed lineup from Ancelotti in this game, and I think Hazard might be in the lineup here. Real Madrid is playing well, they have been for most of the season, but playing in the Champions League might stretch them thin, and they need a win.

As I’ve mentioned, Sociedad is on a 2-game winning streak, and they have kept 2 clean sheets during that streak. With 44 points, Sociedad is now in 6th place, and they have been much better defensively than offensively. Sociedad has scored only 27 goals, but they have also conceded only 25 goals, and that is what kept them in the top half of the table during their slump. Now that Sociedad has gotten knocked out of the Europa League, they can solely focus on LaLiga, and they will do everything to qualify for the Champions League. Oyarzabal has scored 8 goals and added 2 assists for Sociedad, and he is expected to be in the starting lineup here. There are a lot of injuries in Sociedad, and some of those players will surely be missed. After this game, Sociedad is playing against Sevilla, but after that, it gets a bit easier for them. Sociedad is a solid team, they need to improve offensively, but they need to stay this solid on the defensive end.

Real Madrid is still undefeated at home this season, but with that Champions League game ahead, I think they might be looking at their first loss at home. Sociedad is playing well, but so is Real Madrid. I will take something on goals.

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