Venue: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
Kick-off: 3:00 PM GMT / 10:00 AM EST
Television coverage: Sky Sports 1/HD (UK); beIN Sports en Español, beIN Sports (USA)
Real Madrid News
Real Madrid managed to hit back at their critics in emphatic fashion ahead of the festive period break after claiming a stunning 10-2 victory over Rayo Vallecano and the dominant manner of the triumph has most certainly filled Los Blancos with a lot of confidence.
Now Madrid manager Rafael Benitez will be keen on his side using the fine win as a platform for further success in the coming round of fixtures and a home clash against struggling Real Sociedad on Wednesday certainly provides the Spanish giants with a good chance of claiming another big victory.
Injury Doubts: Dani Carvajal, Raphael Varane
Real Madrid Probable Lineup: Keylor Navas, Danilo, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo; Kroos, Modric, James; Ronaldo, Benzema, Bale
Real Sociedad News
Real Sociedad’s fortunes have not improved since Eusebio Sacristán took over from David Moyes and the 2-0 defeat at the hands of Villarreal last time out has meant that the Basque side are currently languishing in 16th place in the La Liga table.
Things are already starting to look ominous for Sociedad at the moment and it seems like Sacristán’s side will be enduring more misery as they now travel to the Santiago Bernabeu to square off against a rampant Real Madrid side.
Injury Doubts: Raúl Rodríguez Navas, David Zurutuza, Mikel González, Joseba Zaldua, Alberto De la Bella
Real Sociedad Probable Lineup: Rulli; Yuri, Reyes, Inigo Martinez, Aritz Elustondo; Prieto, Canales, Illarramendi; Vela, Jonathas, Agirretxe
Real Sociedad have managed to claim only one victory over Real Madrid in their last 17 encounters and given their poor form at the moment, it seems unlikely that they will be able to improve on the record this time around.
Madrid are simply in rampant mood at the moment and should be able to claim a comfortable victory on the day.
Real Madrid 3 – 0 Real Sociedad