The visitors have the third best defensive record in La Liga and could make life tough for Los Blancos this weekend in the Spanish capital

Real Madrid welcome Real Sociedad to the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday evening in La Liga with Carlo Ancelottis men looking for three points ahead of a crucial week.

Los Blancos host PSG on Wednesday night in the Champions League and, while they cannot afford to slip up domestically, it will be tough for players and fans alike to avoid thinking about their midweek European showdown.

Los Blancos are unbeaten at home in La Liga for over 14 months and bet365 offer the hosts at 3/5 (1.60) on Saturday night.

The visitors, meanwhile, ended their four-month wait for a win on the road in midweek by beating Mallorca 2-0 and are offered at 15/4 (4.75) with the draw available at 10/3 (4.33).

Karim Benzema remains La Ligas top scorer with 19 strikes this season and the Frenchman is favourite to break the deadlock at 11/4 (3.75).

Vinicius Junior is available at 9/2 (5.50) with Marco Asensio on offer at 13/2 (7.50).

Between them the three forwards have accounted for 75 per cent of Madrids league goals this season.

For the visitors Alexander Isak is priced at 17/2 (9.50) with top scorer Mikel Oyarzabal at 9/1 (10.00).

Two successive wins for the Basques have put them back on track after a serious drop in form and Imanol Alguacils side begin the weekend just a point off the Champions League spots.

Real Sociedad have been strong defensively for the majority of the season while struggling in the final third, yet if they can keep things tight once more on Saturday they will cause problems for Ancelottis team.

Madrid have endured some tough games at home, drawing 0-0 with Villarreal, Osasuna and Cadiz, while edging out both Athletic Club and Granada by a 1-0 scoreline.

Los Blancos last home match saw them frustrated by Alaves before scoring three goals in the last 25 minutes to win 3-0, and against a resolute La Real defence, the hosts could be in for another tough night in front of their own fans.

Under 2.5 goals in the game is offered at evens (2.00) which looks like an attractive option, while Madrid can be backed at the same price to score under 1.5 goals for the sixth time at home in the league this season.

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Odds correct at the time of writing. 18+. begambleaware.org

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