Atletico Madrid vs Real Sociedad
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Sunday, 19 July 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano.
Los Colchoneros have made sure of their Champions League ticket. But the third-placed team could still be overtaken by Sevilla, who are at present two points below, and thus denying Diego Simeone’s men a podium finish.
Likely, they surely will target a win this Sunday. However, the Whites and Blues – who are placed sixth in the table with 55 points, could be overtaken this final game week by Valencia, Getafe or Granada.
If such a thing happens, not only will Imanol Alguacil’s men lose out on their Europa League ticket, but they even might be denied an entry into the qualifiers of the competition.
While the Colchoneros are definitely the favorites here due to their current form, their performances at the Wanda over the course of the season, and their h2h superiority over this rival – a clean sheet looks unlikely due to the sheer desperation of the Whites and Blues.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Sociedad: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Simeone’s men recorded 14 of the previous 19 wins.
- They had scored two or more goals in three of the former five clashes.
- However, they had lost the reverse fixture 2-0, on the road.
- At home, the Colchoneros are on a six-match winning run.
- It’s been seven years since they have lost at home.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Sociedad: Prediction
Simeone’s men recorded a 0-2 win on the road the last match-day, against Getafe. In the meantime, Alguacil’s men were held to a goalless draw at home by Sevilla the past game week.
By the looks of things, the Colchoneros have the upper hand this game week. They have been the best Spanish team for the last decade, apart from the two titans, and they have a lead of 14 points over this opponent in the table.
They had also recorded 14 of the preceding 19 h2h wins, and are on a six-fixture winning run in such clashes at home. Moreover, they are on a 17-game unbeaten run in overall fixtures, and have a total of one loss at this venue this whole season – which had come against Barcelona.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in eight of their last ten overall matches. As such, expect Atletico Madrid to deliver the better performance this Sunday.
However, this is the final game of the season, and Alguacil’s men have nothing to lose. They will go after the required points, and against the comparatively relaxed Simeone’s men, they will score at least once.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Sociedad: Betting Tips
Atletico Madrid to Win Either Half @ 1.40 (2/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).