Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 3 March 2019
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Anoeta (Donostia-San Sebastian).
Atletico Madrid look to have caught the wanted rhythm just in time to make progress in the Champions League football. They dispatched Serie A champions and one of main contenders for the trophy 2-0 in the first leg of the last 16 round tie at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano ten days ago. It was one of the best overall performances the team showed so far in the season.
The Mattressers backed it up with an easy 2-0 win over La Liga strugglers Villarreal last weekend to make it three subsequent clean sheet wins. Can they keep the fine spell of form going on Sunday evening against another in-form side Real Sociedad away at Estadio Municipal de Anoeta?
Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid: Head-to-head
Atletico Madrid were the more successful side historically, but they generally struggled to claim spoils in H2H encounters at Anoeta.
Txuri-Urdinak won 13, drew 2 and lost only 6 of past 21 home encounters with Atleti.
Each of last six head to head affairs between these two likes saw home teams grabbing wins.
Only one of last nine head to head meetings brought the BTTS option.
Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid: Prediction
We would not be surprised to witness the continuation of a low-scoring head to head trend here. Much like their rivals, Real Sociedad tightened things up significantly at the back in recent weeks.
Txuri-Urdinak shipped just one goal in last five league outings. The rock-solid defense is the main reason for a tremendous run of ten successive games without a defeat. Such form established the Basques as genuine contenders for European spots next season.
Imanol Alguacil’s men are now just four points shy of 4th-placed Getafe and the Champions League football is not only a dream for them at the moment.
A low-scoring draw is the most likable of three outcomes here as Atleti drew six of twelve away matches so far in the season (4 wins and 2 losses in six remaining ties). There was no winner in five of past seven matches Sociedad played across competitions either.
Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.57 (4/7)
Draw @ 3.20 (11/5).