Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid
Spain – La Liga
Date: Tuesday, 22 December 2020
Kick-off at 18:45 UK/ 19:45 CET
Venue: Reale Seguros Stadium.
The Whites and Blues began their campaign on a great note – that they were the toppers of the table just a few weeks before.
However, since then they have gone on a dismal run. Despite being placed third in standings, they are winless in their past five match-days in the league – mimicking a relegation-threatened squad.
And to add injury to insult, they are now pitted against arguably the best team in the Spanish top flight – the rejuvenated and determined Colchoneros, who are hell-bent on delivering the title for their fans this season.
Note that Diego Simeone’s men have three games in hand, and they still are at the top of the table. Moreover, arch-rivals Real Madrid are placed second, and are giving them a tough chase – which gives more reason for the Colchoneros to go after the three points.
In addition, Simeone’s men have shown stupendous defense this season (even great for their pretty high standards), and they have a great h2h record against this rival as well.
By the looks of things, expect toppers Atletico Madrid to keep their unbeaten run alive this Tuesday.
Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The 2013-14 champions have recorded eight of the previous eleven overall wins.
- They have kept clean sheets in six of the former eleven clashes.
- They have scored two or more goals in eight of the past thirteen encounters.
- The hosts had failed to score in five of the preceding ten meetings at this stadium.
- The guests had secured seven of the last eleven wins at this venue.
Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid: Prediction
Imanol Alguacil’s men lost 2-1 on the road the last match-day, against Levante. In the meantime, the Colchoneros recorded a 3-1 win at home against Elche.
Going on, the Whites and Blues are on an eight-game winless run, and they have not won at home in the past two months.
They also have a worrying h2h record against this rival in recent years, and even at this venue.
Meanwhile, Simeone’s men have easily been the best team in the La Liga in 2020. Note that they have conceded a total of just five goals all through this campaign.
They were also unbeaten in 36 of their past 39 overall fixtures, and the three losses during this run had come against Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, and Leipzig.
Taking these observations into account, expect the in-form Atletico Madrid to make light work of the struggling Sociedad.
Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid: Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Atletico Madrid @ 1.67 (2/3)
Atletico Madrid to Win Either Half @ 1.60 (3/5).