The first weekend of November has two exciting matchups. Firstly, Barcelona and Real Sociedad are poised to renew their rivalry after their last clash in May 2023. 

Barcelona enters the game fresh off their first defeat of the season, facing Real Sociedad, who recently played out a thrilling 2-2 draw against Rayo Vallecano. Despite the setback, Barcelona maintains a slight edge with five wins in their last seven meetings.

Their overall care and consideration to play the game meticulously could pose a challenge for Real Sociedad, which will rely on key players to tip the scales.

In the second match, Real Madrid faces Rayo Vallecano. After beating Barcelona, Real Madrid enters the match as the clear favourite, aiming to maintain their impressive form.

While Rayo Vallecano has demonstrated resilience, Real Madrid’s recent improvements, including the addition of Jude Bellingham, make them a dominant force.

Real Sociedad vs. Barcelona Match Overview

Having not faced off since May 2023, Barcelona and Real Sociedad meet again in what will be a tight contest. Barcelona is coming off their first defeat of the season against Real Madrid, but they have a chance to gain some momentum in this soccer match.

It hasn’t been all sunshine and rainbows for Real Sociedad either, as they are returning home after a nail-biting draw against Rayo Vallecano. However, in this matchup, Barcelona definitely has a slight advantage, having won five of their last seven meetings.

Barcelona’s uncompromising devotion to ball possession will be tough for Real Sociedad to deal with, as their matchups have seen them fall below 50%. If Mikel Oyarzabal or Takefusa Kuba bring their A-game Barcelona could be in real trouble, but otherwise, it’s in Barca’s favour.

Real Sociedad – Barcelona Match Info

Real Sociedad – Barcelona Prediction and Odds

This is really a toss-up when it comes to the best bets. While Barcelona is a slight favourite, both of these clubs have the ability to play at a world-class level. Barcelona is definitely the more rounded team, having 14 players who scored this season, but Real Sociedad has an explosive offensive line.

Just take a look at their last match, where Barcelona maintained majority possession but still lost out to Real Sociedad’s high-powered scorers. This game will really come down to who has the mental fortitude to keep their shots on goal in such a tight match.

Nonetheless, bookies and fans alike think that Barcelona has the advantage and will likely extend their three-game winning streak in the Reale Arena.

Real Sociedad – Barcelona Betting Tips

As we can all see, both of these soccer squads pack some heat in the scoring department. This can be easily seen in their average of 3.83 points over their last six matchups. Both teams place plenty of shots on goal throughout the game, so eventually, someone will hit a nice strike.

It’s hard to see any future where this offensive firepower doesn’t lead to at least three total goals in the match.

Real Madrid – Rayo Vallecano Match Overview

Rayo Vallecano has a rough road ahead of it as it faces off against a Juggernaut in Real Madrid. Unlike the previously discussed match, this one is most likely going to be more cut and dry, with Real Madrid walking away with a win.

Real Madrid has been incredibly strong this season and is fresh off a 2-1 win over Barcelona. They’re coming into this match with a full head of steam and Rayo Vallecano in their sights.

Rayo Vallecano, on the other hand, has had a stunning string of draws throughout its last five games. So although they are by no means going to be steamrolled in this game, it’s easy to acknowledge Real Madrid as the clear favourite.

Real Madrid vs. Rayo Vallecano Match Info

Real Madrid vs. Rayo Vallecano Prediction and Odds

With the recent additions Real Madrid made over the summer, the loss they suffered last November to Rayo Vallecano is unlikely to be repeated. You just have to take one peek at the odds, and even the bookmakers understand how much Real Madrid has improved.

Their summer signing of the 20-year-old Jude Bellingham has really put them over the top. And to add insult to injury, he has scored three goals in the last two games.

While Rayo Vallecano could potentially give Real Madrid a run for its money here, it would take a fantastic performance from both Álvaro García and Isi Palazón.

You can most likely expect Real Madrid to control the overall pace of the game and maintain a well over 50% possession rate. It’s hard to see any way Real Madrid loses here outside of negligence on their own player’s part.

Real Madrid vs. Rayo Vallecano Betting tips

While there is plenty of offense on Real Madrid’s side of the pitch, Rayo Vallecano is quite lacking. They have drawn with and failed to score against several teams that are far worse than Real Madrid this season.

Real Madrid also hasn’t been really running up the score thus far this season, even in games they win, which makes a high score prediction less likely. However, the ferocious offense led by Jude Bellingham will almost certainly lead to two goals. In terms of score prediction, Rayo Vallecano is unlikely to score at all, but if they do, it will most likely be one.