Real Madrid travel to Real Sociedad as Carlo Ancelotti’s men look to stretch their gap at the top of La Liga.
Karim Benzema struck the only goal of the game for Los Blancos in their midweek success over Athletic Club, lifting his side seven points clear at the summit.
La Real, meanwhile, are currently mired in a two-game winless run after a promising start to the campaign, with last weekend’s 1-0 defeat to Espanyol proving an especially bitter pill to swallow.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game.
When is kick off? Saturday 4 December, 20:00 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Reale Arena
What TV channel is it on? LaLiga TV (UK), ESPN+ (US)
Highlights? La Liga YouTube channel (UK)
Referee? Jesus Gil Manzano
VAR? David Medie Jimenez
David Silva is expected to miss out for La Real through injury, with his return date pencilled in for mid-December.
Former Arsenal man Nacho Monreal won’t be available, while Mikel Merino and Carlo Fernandez are also absentees.
Gareth Bale is not too far away from a return for Los Blancos as he continues his recovery from a calf injury.
Otherwise, Carlo Ancelotti has a clean bill of health in his squad, although Dani Ceballos is ruled out with an ankle problem.
You can read Real Madrid’s predicted lineup here.
Real Madrid have won just one out of their last four meetings with Real Sociedad, drawing twice with the San Sebastian outfit last term.
Los Blancos were famously dumped out of the Copa del Rey by Real Sociedad in February 2020 at the Bernabeu. La Real stormed out to a 3-0 lead before half-time before midfielder Mikel Merino added a fourth amid a late rally from Real Madrid with the game ending 4-3.
This weekend promises to be a tricky encounter for Ancelotti’s side with Real Sociedad boasting a strong record at the Anoeta this campaign.
La Real have felt the pinch of their lengthy injury list in recent weeks, although Mikel Oyarzabal is available and capable of inflicting danger at any moment.
Expect a close encounter, with Real Madrid to edge it.
Prediction: Real Sociedad 0-1 Real Madrid