Real Madrid will face a tough challenge in their bid to defend the La Liga title with a trip to the Anoeta Stadium to face their long-time nemesis Real Sociedad on Sunday night.
In the last 24 meetings between these two teams, Real Sociedad have won just 4 matches, while Real Madrid have win 18, with the other 2 ending in a draw. Both teams have won 3 games each in their last 6 ties, with 4 wins going to the away side.
Sociedad missed some players due to positive COVID-19 tests, including David Silva, captain Mikel Oyarzabal and striker Willian Jose, but could have all of them available for this clash. Real Madrid, on the other hand, have a few players who are battling for fitness. Eden Hazard, Martin Odegaard, Marco Asensio, and Isco, but they will be assessed before the game. Gareth Bale is also expected to miss out, as he is close to returning to Tottenham.
La Real will likely face one of their best players if Odegaard plays for the Blancos, and Zinedine Zidane’s men will want to take an early advantage over Barcelona with a win. It will be an interesting game, but Real Madrid will edge it.
You can catch the game live on DSTV channel 204, SuperSport La Liga on Sunday September 20 2020, by 8:00pm Naija time.