Injuries. Suspensions. Those two things just made Real Madrid’s trip to Real Sociedad a very tough one already. Los Blancos will be without Toni Kroos, Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcelo and Karim Benzema while Real Sociedad have been playing great football lately. Furthermore, Madrid can’t afford a third mistake over four games they’ve played in this young Liga season and they’ll have to earn the three points with their reserves.
Coach Zinedine Zidane will have to make some important decisions. Without Kroos will he start the young and inexperienced —although promising— Ceballos or will he just place Isco in the center of the park while Vazquez gets the starting spot? This decision could very well define the outcome of the game as a player like Ceballos could be very useful if Madrid want to keep the ball away from the home side.
Real Madrid predicted XI: Navas, Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Theo, Casemiro, Isco, Modric, Vazquez, Asensio, Bale.
Real Sociedad predicted XI: Rulli, Odriozola, Navas, Elustondo, Rodrigues, Prieto, Illarramendi, Zurutuza, Januzaj, Juanmi, Jose.
How to watch
Time: 20:45 CET, 02:45pm EST, 11:45 am Pacific.
Venue: Anoeta, San Sebastian, Spain.
Available Streaming: BeIN Sports (USA), Fubo.TV (EVERY Real Madrid game with a high-quality and legal stream, click here to sign up and benefit from a summer discount for new members and Managing Madrid readers).
Prediction: Real Sociedad 1 (William Jose) - 2 Real Madrid (Isco, Asensio)