Having beaten the best side in the country, La Real will fancy their chances against the Blancos as well.
For Real Madrid, this is a must win game. They cannot afford to drop anymore points if they want to stay in the title race. Barcelona are one point ahead of them and are unlikely to drop points in their remaining games.
Sociedad crashed to a 2-1 loss at the hands of struggling Getafe last time out and Real Madrid will be hoping for a similar result here as well.
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Carlos Vela misses out due to suspension for the home side. Jonathas should start up top as a result.
Real Sociedad are also without the services of Carlos Martinez, Canales, and Agirretxe. All three players are injured and will be sidelined for the game against Real Madrid.
As for Real Madrid, the absence of Ronaldo and Benzema will be a major blow for Zinedine Zidane.
Both players are out with injuries. Spanish forward Jese is expected to join them on the sidelines as well.
Real Sociedad: Rulli; Zaldua, Elustondo, Martinez, Yuri; Bergara, Reyes, Illarramendi; Zurutuza, Jonathas, Oyarzabal
Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo; Casemiro, Modric, Isco; James, Vazquez, Bale
Real Madrid have won their last 9 matches in the La Liga.
Real Madrid have won 12 of their last 14 matches against Real Sociedad in all competitions.
Real Madrid have scored at least 3 goals in 7 of their last 8 matches against Real Sociedad in all competitions.
Real Madrid have scored at least 2 goals in their last 9 matches in the La Liga.