Real Madrid has a chance to move back into first place in La Liga when Los Blancos face Real Sociedad on Sunday. After Barcelona's 0-0 draw with Sevilla on Friday, Real is now just three points back of Lionel Messi and company. Due to Real's head-to-head record against Barca this season (one win and one draw), three points in this one will put the club in first place heading into the final stretch of the season.
Here's how you can watch the match and what to know:
- Date: Sunday, June 21
- Time: 4 p.m. ET
- Location: Reale Arena -- San Sebastian, Spain
- TV: beIN Sports
- Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
- Odds: Real Madrid -154; Draw +320; Real Sociedad +380 (via William Hill Sportsbook)
Real Madrid: Los Blancos looked pretty sharp in the 3-0 win over Valencia, and the main reason was Karim Benzema. The Frenchman just isn't slowing down. He looks confident so far since the return, coming off that two-goal performance. Expect him to get plenty of looks here, especially from balls down the flanks.
Real Sociedad: This is a good match to measure just how good this clubs is. But in order to win, Sociedad is going to need to apply serious pressure in the middle of the park. Real Madrid's ability to get the ball forward quickly with limited passes means Real Sociedad will have to be extra physical, intentionally foul a bit to slow those counters and look to frustrate the visitors.
Real Madrid vs. Real Sociedad prediction
Los Blancos pick up where they left off with another three points.
Pick: Real Madrid 2, Real Sociedad 1