Here is the latest on the form and team news for both sides:
Carlo Ancelotti’s men have seen their lead at the top of the La Liga table cut down to 6 points, but remain favorites to wear the coveted crown at the end of the season. They have been in blistering form all season, with 18 wins, 6 draws, and 2 losses from 26 games.
In their last 5 league matches, Real Madrid have managed 3 wins and 2 draws and have a total goal haul of 52 goals, conceding 20. Karim Benzema leads the scoring charts for Real Madrid with 19 goals and 9 assists, with teammate Vinicius Junior following behind with 13 goals and 6 assists.
For their team news, Real Madrid may have to do without the services of David Alaba and Gareth Bale, who are both sidelined with injuries and unfit to play.
Real Sociedad face another stern test against the league leaders, and by their present form in the league, they have an uphill task on their hands. A run of 2 wins, 2 draws, and 1 loss in their last 5 league games defines their form of late— erratic and unconvincing.
They sit in 7th, with 11 wins, 8 draws, and 6 losses in 25 games. They are just one point off the final European spot, with a game in hand over their rivals. Goals have been hard to come by for Aguacil Imanol’s men, who have scored 25 and conceded 25 this season.
For their team news, Real Sociedad have some potential absentees going into this fixture. Ander Barrenetxea, Adnan Januzaj, Diego Rico, Rafinha, and Joseba Zaldua are injured and may not participate in the weekend trip to Madrid.