Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad Match Preview
LA LIGA: Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad Match Preview
Real Madrid will face Real Sociedad on Sunday evening when they travel to San Sebastián for their next La Liga fixture.
Los Blancos are in dire need of a league victory to get back on track but are pit against a side that has made a perfect start to the season.
The defending Spanish champions have now collected five points from their opening three fixtures, with their last two games ending in draws in front of the home crowd.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who set the tone in the Champions League with a brace against Apoel in the mid-week, will be missing the match due to his five-match suspension. Marcelo, who was dismissed after kicking out at Jefferson Lerma in the 1-1 draw against Levante, is also set to miss the game. Toni Kroos has joined the injury list alongside Karim Benzema, Mateo Kovačić and Jesús Vallejo on the sidelines.
Real Sociedad, on the other hand, have won three out of three in the league, scoring 10 goals in the process. The Anoeta-based club also defeated Rosenborg 4-0 in the Europa League on Thursday night.
Sociedad, however, look set to start without Iñigo Martínez and Mikel Oyarzabal, who missed the training due to injuries, as well as Raúl Navas, Carlos Martínez, and Jon Guridi.
Date: 17 September, 2017
Time: 20:05 (BST), 00:35 (next day) (IST)
Venue: Anoeta, San Sebastián, Spain
Predicted Real Sociedad XI: Rulli; Odriozola, Elustondo, Llorente, Rodrigues; Prieto, Illarramendi, Zurutuza; Januzaj, Willian Jose, Juanmi
Predicted Real Madrid XI: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Theo; Ceballos, Casemiro, Modric; Isco; Bale, Asensio
Last meeting: Real Madrid 3-0 Real Sociedad (January 2017 – La Liga