Real Madrid and Barcelona play the same day in the quarterfinals of the Spanish Cup. The Barça group has a difficult trip to Athletic Bilbao, but neither “Los Blancos” have an easier mission because they receive the visit of Real Sociedad.
Antonio Mateu Lahoz will be the center of the match.
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◾️After a clear domination in the last years of Barcelona in La Liga, she is the one who now leads the standings, having 3 points ahead of the great rival, with 16 rounds before the end.
◾️Zinedine Zidane seems to have found the key to success since his students are unbeaten in the last 21 clashes.
◾️Now come after 8 wins in a row, and 2 of them were at the Bernabeu, with Sevilla and Atletico Madrid, two strong troops.
◾️To get here in the Spanish Cup was passed by Unionistas of Salamanca and Zaragoza.
◾️In the previous edition he eliminated Barcelona in the semifinals.
◾️He is struggling to take the 6th position to reach the Europa League.
◾️It is not far from this objective because it is only 2 points away from Atletico Madrid, which is on that spot.
◾️It is a band that poses quite a lot of problems, having 4 wins in the last 6 games.
◾️But it comes after 2 failures on foreign land, in Betis and Leganes, so he had some difficulties in recent trips.
◾️During her Spanish Cup eliminated Becerril Campos, Ceuta, Espanyol and Osasuna.
◾️The last edition left the competition in optimum, being eliminated by Betis after two equal results.
⚽️Probable and Absent Teams.
▪️Real Madrid (4-3-3): Areola – Nacho, Militao, Ramos, Marcelo – J. Rodriguez, Casemiro, Kroos – Vinicius Jr, Benzema, Rodrygo.
▪️Real Sociedad (4-5-1): Remiro – Zaldua, Elustondo, Le Normand, N. Monreal – Januzaj, Zubeldia, A. Guevara, Odegaard, Portu – Isak.
▪️Real Madrid: Mariano Diaz, Marco Asensio and Gareth Bale.
▪️Real Sociedad: Asier Illarramendi.
⚽️History Direct confrontations
▪️They have once again faced this season, also at the Bernabeu, in the championship.
▪️Real Madrid prevailed then 3-1.
▪️However, before that, the Basques had won 2 in a row, one being in the capital of Spain.
⚽️What is the form of the teams in the last 5 matches?
◽️Real Madrid maintained their three-point lead against Barcelona, ahead of the Primera Division, after winning the derby with Atletico Madrid on Saturday, 1-0.
◽️The “Galactics” have five consecutive victories, in all competitions, and even eight successes in a row, if we include the victory after the draw against Atletico, in the final of the Spanish Super Cup.
◽️Real Madrid reached a series of 21 games without defeat, in all competitions, 15 of them won.
◽️Real Sociedad dropped to 8th place in the Primera Division, outside the European Cups, after the surprising failure on the field of the Leganes coda, 1-2.
◽️The defeat near Madrid came after a series of three victories in all competitions.
◽️The Basques have six wins in the last nine games played.
◽️Sociedad reached the quarterfinals of the Spanish Cup after eliminating Becerril Campos, Ceuta, Espanyol and Osasuna.
⚽️News, analysis, statistics and progress on the 2 teams.
◾️He has passed in the previous rounds of the Spanish Cup of Unionistas of Salamanca and Zaragoza.
◾️3 of the last 5 matches were over 2.5 goals.
◾️He did not score a goal in the last two stages of Primera.
◾️Has the best defense in the top 5 European leagues (13 goals scored).
◾️Next stage will play in Pamplona, against Osasuna.
◾️The last 3 matches were 3+.
◾️9 of the previous 10 games were over 2.5 goals.
◾️Won two of the last 3 straight duels.
◾️6 of the last 7 direct confrontations were 3+.
◾️On Sunday he will play the Basque derby with Athletic Bilbao, on his own field.
⚽️Who are the probable teams in this match?
Football Prediction of the Day Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad
Hard to believe that Real Madrid will not prevail in this match.
He has all the strengths, he feels better about the lot, he has a better coach and besides, he will enjoy the support of the fans as he plays at the Bernabeu.
The trophy drought of last season has spoken, and “Los Blancos” are much more motivated now.
This was also seen in the Super Cup, which was played at the beginning of January, and she managed to win the competition.
Real Sociedad on the other side do not see too capable of a long journey in this competition and rather will focus on the championship.
However, they did not do well in the last trips because it comes after 2 defeats, and in both there were at least 3 successes.
Prediction Today: 1 and over 2.5 goals