Real Madrid host Real Sociedad on Sunday evening in La Liga and both teams have enjoyed unbeaten starts to the season. We have picked out some of the most enticing markets available for this clash.
Real Madrid will be without some key personnel for the visit of Real Sociedad. Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and defender Eder Militao remain long-term absentees. Winger Vinicius Jr is set to miss out with a thigh problem while Arda Guler is still recovering from a knee issue.
Manager Carlo Ancelotti will be hoping that both Ferland Mendy and Dani Ceballos could be in contention for the match day squad after their own injury setbacks.
The visitors’ major absence for this fixture is striker Andre Silva, who is still out of action with a hamstring injury.
Real Madrid and over 1.5 goals at EVS
It has been a flying start to the season for Los Blancos with 12 points picked up from a possible 12. After losing out on the league title last year to rivals Barcelona, there is a real sense of hunger being shown from Ancelotti’s players out on the pitch. In three of their four wins already this term, there has been at least two goals in the game in three of them.
We expect this trend to continue in Real Madrid’s second home match of the campaign at the majestic Santiago Bernabeu. Real Sociedad will certainly turn up with something to prove, particularly as they are also yet to taste defeat, and after their impressive 2022-23 season, they cannot be underestimated.
However, when it comes to firepower, Real Madrid have the best attacking options in the division and it is also one of the best in Europe. The visitors might just be able to get on the scoresheet on Sunday evening but the hosts should still be able to outscore them.
Jude Bellingham to score anytime at 7/4
England’s midfield sensation is one of the most in-form players in the world right now. After having an instant impact in his new club colours by scoring five goals in his first four La Liga appearances, Bellingham continued his goalscoring form with a goal for England against Scotland in midweek.
His performance in that international friendly was described as world-class and as this season is still in its adolescence, there is still so much to come from the Birmingham City academy graduate. Ancelotti has been reaping the rewards from deploying Bellingham higher up the pitch than the role he had at Borussia Dortmund but it is working to great effect.
The 20-year-old is the leading marksman in La Liga and all of a sudden it’s starting to feel as though him getting on the scoresheet is becoming a formality. Despite this, the price for him to add to his already impressive tally is still very good for punters, and we feel that this weekend will see Bellingham get goal number six in La Liga.