Soccer Picks: Real Madrid vs. Real Sociedad

Steven Suarez

Friday, November 8, 2013 9:00 PM GMT

Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 9:00 PM GMT

The biggest favorite in La Liga action this weekend is Real Madrid. Will they rise to the occasion against Real Sociedad?


Odds Overview

Unless you want to sacrifice some major value, you should stay away from Real Madrid at -550 in the soccer odds. You'd be better off taking Los Galacticos on a handicap play if you think they'll stroll to the win.

On the other side, if you think there's a chance Real Sociedad could shock the world, they're available at a very taste +1500 at the sportsbooks. A draw is at +750.

Real Madrid

All things considered, you have to applaud Madrid's performance in their Champions League showdown with Juventus during the week.

In what was a highly entertaining spectacle featuring world-class players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Andrea Pirlo, the tie ended at 2-2.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored yet again, while Gareth Bale was also able to get on the score-sheet. Los Galacticos were getting outplayed in the first half but turned it up a notch in the second stanza, creating numerous scoring chances in the process.

But back to Ronaldo. In four Champions League appearances this term, he's scored eight times, a quite staggering scoring record to be honest. Ronaldo has scored 24 goals in 19 appearances in all competitions for his club so far this season.

And, now that Bale has recovered to full health and is finding his best form, Madrid will continue to get stronger and stronger. Will Real Sociedad find that out the hard way?

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Real Sociedad

Not only has Sociedad been a dangerous team to deal with, they've playing the game the right way.

They've been one of the most entertaining sides to watch this season, but it's obviously going to be a tall order for them to hang around with Madrid here.

The latest two results for Sociedad have been promising as well. They first beat up on Osasuna in a 5-0 victory, with Antoine Griezmann, Jon Ansotegui, Inigo Martinez, Haris Seferovic, and Chory Castro all getting goals.

Days later, Sociedad battled bravely in a 0-0 draw against English giants Manchester United. There was a bit of luck, as Robin Van Persie missed from the penalty spot, something we rarely see.

Still, getting a draw against a squad like the Red Devils is no easy feat, even at home. Sociedad will need all the hope and positive vibes they can get ahead of this visit to the Bernabeu.

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La Liga Pick

It's a little wild that Madrid is so heavily favored, considering Sociedad is hardly some walkover La Liga team. This is a side that just tied Manchester United at home, so they know what they're doing.

That being said, Los Galacticos are really playing some scary attacking soccer right now and the goals are flying in from everywhere.

Heading in, Madrid has won five of six league matches at home while scoring 18 goals in all. Meanwhile, Sociedad has won just one of their six matches away from in their La Liga campaign. While the visitors will no doubt put in a shift, we have to recommend a convincing win for Ronaldo and company this weekend.

Free Soccer Picks: Real Madrid 4 Real Sociedad 1

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