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Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid PREVIEW

Preview stats Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid.

The Spanish La Liga, December 04, Kick-off 12:30 GMT

Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid PREVIEW STATS

REAL SOCIEDAD STATS

Imanol Alguacil has managed six games as Real Sociedad manager against Real Madrid in LaLiga, winning two, in the 2018/19 season, losing the other two, in 2019/20, and drawing another two in 2020/21.

Real Sociedad have won just two of their last 14 home LaLiga games against Real Madrid (D3 L9), 4-2 in August 2014, with Carlo Ancelotti as Real Madrid boss, and 3-1 in May 2019 with Imanol Alguacil in the Basque bench.

Real Sociedad lost in their last LaLiga game, 0-1v Espanyol, ending a 13 match unbeaten run in the competition (W8 D5) – they have failed to score in their last two (D1 L1) – they last went three games without scoring in LaLiga in November 2018 (3).

Real Sociedad have scored four of their last six goals in LaLiga from set pieces (one direct shot, one from a corner and two penalties), after scoring from open play in each of their previous six goals in the competition.

REAL MADRID STATS

Real Sociedad and Real Madrid have drawn in their last two LaLiga meetings, both in the 2020/21 season: 0-0 at Reale Arena in September 2020 and 1-1 at Alfredo Di Stefano in March 2021. The last time they drew three games in a row in the competition was in 1989.

Real Madrid have won 30 of their 74 away LaLiga games against Real Sociedad (D22 L22), more than against any other opponent in the competition. The Whites have scored more goals away from home in the Top-flight against Real Sociedad than against any other side (126).

Real Madrid have won six of their eight away LaLiga 2021/22 games (D1 L1), their biggest tally of wins away from home at this stage of the season in the competition since the 2014/15 (W7 L1), also under Carlo Ancelotti.

TOP PLAYER(S) STATS

Real Sociedad’s Mikel Merino has scored two goals at Real Arena against Real Madrid in LaLiga, his joint-best tally against a single opponent alongside Getafe (2), scoring in two of his three home games against the White side in the Top-flight.

Among the venues Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema has played at least five away LaLiga games, he has been involved in the fewest goals at Reale Arena (two, one goal and one assist in seven appearances).

Real Madrid’s Vinícius Júnior has scored nine goals in 15 games in LaLiga this season and could become the first played born in 2000 or later to reach double figures for goals in the same season in the competition.

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