Real Sociedad and Real Madrid are clashing at Reale Arena in round 16 of the Spanish LaLiga. Sociedad has been outstanding this season, but their form is worse and worse, and they also have a few injuries and suspensions. Real Madrid is on fire right now, they are winning all their games, and they are at the top of LaLiga.
Sociedad is still one of the best teams in the league, on the defensive end certainly, but they have caught a bad spell in their form. Real Sociedad is now in 3rd place with 29 points, 19 scored goals, and only 11 conceded goals. In their last LaLiga game, Sociedad was playing against Espanyol on the road, and they were dominant with 60% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 9 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and a solid 87% of the correct passes. Despite being the better team, Sociedad couldn’t score a goal in this game, but they conceded one in the 77th minute. Real Sociedad couldn’t come back into this game, and they lost 1-0. Oyarzabal is the leading goalscorer for Sociedad with 6 goals so far this season. the injury list is once again pretty long for Sociedad, and they also have a couple of suspensions. Sociedad is also playing in the Europa League where they will face PSV next week, and the only way they are going through is to win that game, and they are playing it at home.
Real Madrid has been mighty impressive lately, they are on a 7-game winning streak, while they haven’t lost any of their last 10 games. During this 7-game winning streak, Real Madrid has scored 14 goals while conceding only 5 goals, and they were able to keep a few clean sheets as well. Benzema already has 12 goals to his name this season, and he also added 7 assists. As far as the Champions League goes, Real Madrid is at the top of the table, but if they lose to Inter next week, they will lose that spot. A few days ago, Real Madrid was playing against Athletic Bilbao at home, and they were in total control of that game with 62% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 90% of the correct passes. In the 40th minute, Benzema has scored another goal for Real Madrid, and they have deservedly won this game 1-0. Real Madrid is now 7 points ahead of Atletico Madrid, they are confident, and they are playing really well on both ends.
This is going to be a great game, I think we will see a lot of chances, and I think we will see goals on both sides. Real Sociedad needs a win to try and catch up, but against Real Madrid in this form, that will be hard. I will stick to goals in this one.