Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad 29/01/2023 – Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad – Two of the top three Spanish LaLiga teams square off in a pivotal clash on Sunday, January 29, at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid. Real Madrid look to bounce back from a stunning loss to Villarreal while Sociedad seek to extend their seven-match unbeaten streak and move closer to league leading Barcelona in the league table. Updated Spanish LaLiga picks are in as bettors expect a big-time clash between table-topping teams that look to secure a win and keep themselves in the running for the title.
Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad 29/01/2023
|When:||Sunday, January 29, 3:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain|
|TV:||ESPN+, ESPN Deportes (US)|
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Real Madrid (12-2-2, 38 points) wasted an opportunity to remain in stride with rivals Barcelona as they succumbed to a heartbreaking defeat against Villarreal. Gerard Moreno was involved in the two Villarreal goals scored in the match. First, he assisted Yeremy Pino to give The Yellow Submarine a 1-0 edge in the 47th minute. Sixteen minutes later, Moreno fired home from the spot to give Villarreal the win. In between, Karim Benzema scored on a penalty kick to tie the game before Villarreal broke the tie and earned a surprise victory. Benzema leads the team in goals scored with eight but Real Madrid is a balanced squad that features standouts Vinicius Junior, Federico Valverde and Rodrygo. Thibaut Courtois is expected to start for the squad as goalkeeper.
Players to Watch: Karim Benzema (9 goals, 1 assist); Vinicius Junior (6 goals, 3 assists); Federico Valverde (6 goals, 3 assists); Rodrygo (4 goals, 4 assists); Luca Modric (3 goals, 2 assists).
Real Sociedad (12-2-4, 38 points) jumped to third place with a 2-0 win over Rayo Vallecano on January 21. Alexander Sorloth and Ander Barrenetxea scored goals in the first 36 minutes to help the Royal Blues earn the victory. Real Sociedad, who are just behind Real Madrid on goals scored despite a tie on points, are unbeaten in seven matches and a surprise win over Real Madrid would move them up to second place behind Barcelona. Sorloth is the top scorer for the team with eight goals and he is ably supported by Brais Mendez. Mikel Merino is the team’s top playmaker with seven assists. Alex Remiro is expected to start for Socieded against Real Madrid as he had 20 saves in 18 games.
Players to Watch: Alexander Sorloth (8 goals, 1 assist); Brais Mendez (7 goals, 3 assists); Takefusa Kubo (3 goals, 2 assists); Mikel Merino (1 goal, 7 assists); Martin Zubimendi (1 goal, 2 assists); David Silva (1 goal, 2 assists).
Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad Betting Numbers
Summary: Sports betting lines pick Real Madrid to emerge victorious over Real Sociedad due to their tremendous firepower. They will be tested by Sociedad’s offense but in the end, Real Madrid’s offensive weapons will rise to the occasion and pick up the victory.
Moneyline: The moneyline for Real Madrid is -165 while +482 is Real Sociedad’s ML for this match. A draw merits a +333 moneyline.
Pick: Real Madrid will cover the spread with a 3-1 win over Real Sociedad.