How to watch Real Madrid vs. Real Sociedad online for free

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Real can’t afford to fall asleep at the wheel.

Real Madrid returns to the Bernebéu this weekend, as the club takes on 15th place Real Sociedad. Tune in to see if Real can avoid dropping points in a match-week that sees Atletico Madrid take on Sevilla, the second and third-placed teams, respectively, which are both above Madrid in the table. Here is everything you need to know to watch the Real Madrid vs. Real Sociedad live stream online for free. 

Real Madrid vs. Real Sociedad 

  • When: 12:30pm ET, Sunday, Jan. 6
  • Where: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid
  • Watch: beIN Sports

Real Madrid vs. Real Sociedad: live stream

There are only three live TV streaming services that offer beIN Sports, which you’ll need to watch any La Liga matches. Here’s what you need to know about each one and how to get a free trial.

1) FuboTV

  • Cost: $39.99 for your first month and $44.99 per month thereafter (after a 7-day free trial)
  • Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices

FuboTV is one of the leading live TV streaming services, offering a compelling combination of sports (NBA TV, NFL Network), entertainment (AMC, Syfy, FX), and news (MSNBC, CNN) channels in its core package. But where it really shines is with international soccer, offering UniMas, 10 beIN Sports channels, NBCSN, FS1 and FS2, and more, so you can watch everything from English Premier League to La Liga all in one place. You’ll also get three-day replay for games and 30 hours of cloud DVR. (Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.)


2) Sling TV

Sling TV pricing: $25-$40 per month (after a 7-day free trial)

Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire TVs, Android Fire Stick, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, and iOS and Android devices

Sling TV offers two base channel packages, both of which cost just $25 per month: Sling Orange, which contains three ESPN channels, and Sling Blue, which boasts FS1 and FS2, NBCSN, and plenty more, in addition to local channels. Sling Orange + Blue combines the two packages for $40 per month. To get the most international soccer action, you’ll want to add either Sports Extra: Sling Orange ($5 per month) or Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month) to get BeIn Sports. The main difference between the two is that the latter also includes NFL RedZone. Alternatively, you can add Español: Best of Spanish TV package for Sling Orange or Sling Blue to get the 24/7 specialty channel LaLiga TV and beIN Sports Connect: Channels 4-9, which features matches from LaLiga, Ligue 1, Copa del Rey, among others. Both packages cost $5 per month after your free trial. (Here’s a complete guide to Sling TV channels.)


3) DirecTV Now

Cost: $40-$75 per month (after a 7-day free trial)

Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and Amazon Fire Stick

DirecTV Now, the online alternative to DirecTV, offers five different channel packages. While the entry-level Live a Little package ($40 per month) covers most of your bases, for international soccer, you’ll want to get the Todo y Mas (“Everything and More”) for $45 per month. This package is geared toward Spanish-speaking viewers, with channels like Univision, ESPN Deportes, Telemundo, and CNN En Español. It’s the only DirecTV Now option that includes beIN Sports, which you’ll need for La Liga matches. (You can view the full DirecTV Now channels list here.)


Real Madrid vs. Real Sociedad: Why it matters

As the new year gets rolling, most Spanish clubs are playing their last league games for a while because of the impending start of the Copa del Rey. The defending Champions League winners are only two points above Alaves for the final UCL spot, and as wild as it may be there is a real chance that Madrid could miss out on the top four. Real Madrid plays 30 games every year that it expects to win and this is one of them, although Sociedad played Madrid pretty tough in recent meetings. Real Madrid 2, Real Sociedad 2.

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Jackson Fowler

Jackson Fowler

Jackson Fowler is the Daily Dot's resident soccer expert. He's an editorial intern with the newsroom this semester. You can follow him on Twitter at @jacksonflwoer.