Real Madrid need to carry on winning to keep up the pressure on Barcelona in La Liga, although time is more than likely running out for Los Blancos.
Carlo Ancelotti’s team will hope to build on victory over Almeria last time out when they face Real Sociedad on the road this week. All they can do is focus on their own results but it will take a Barcelona capitulation to stop the title heading to Camp Nou.
Real Sociedad will be no easy task as they remain on course to finish in the top four and return to the Champions League for the first time in 10 seasons.
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Real Sociedad team news
Martin Merquelanz and Umar Sadiq are both ruled out for La Real through injury.
Real Sociedad predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): Remiro; Elustondo, Zubeldia, Le Normand, Munoz; Zubimendi, Merino; Kubo, Oyarzabal, Silva; Sorloth
Real Madrid team news
Vinicius Junior and Eduardo Camavinga are both carrying suspensions for this game, with Luka Modric a doubt potentially joining David Alaba and Ferland Mendy absent through injury.
Real Madrid predicted lineup (4-3-3): Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Nacho; Valverde, Tchouameni, Ceballos; Rodrygo, Benzema, Asensio
Real Madrid got back to winning ways at the weekend by putting four goals past Almeria after being shocked by Girona. The fact that Los Blancos have scored so freely this season compared to the rest of La Liga stands them in good stead to get another win here.
Prediction: Real Sociedad 1-2 Real Madrid