Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid
Spain – LaLiga
Date: Saturday, 14 September 2019
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Reale Seguros Stadium (San Sebastian).
Real Sociedad have been on the road for the past three weeks and have not been able to ensure a consistent winning run of form so far. The hosts were handed their first defeat of their campaign prior to the international break by Athletic Bilbao with their foes slotting two unanswered goals past them by the end of the ninety minutes.
Atletico Madrid have been putting nothing but their best foot forward in their recent fixtures and are sporting a formidable three-match winning streak under the belt. The visitors took out Eibar with a 3-2 scoreline in their last clash at home while on the road, Vitolo’s sole goal was enough to give his side the win over Leganes.
Although the squad will be relieved to be back in the comforts of their home, Imanol Alguacil’s men cannot afford to relax considering that they will be squaring up against one of the front runners of the league itself.
Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid Head to head (h2h)
- Four of the last five matches have seen Atletico Madrid pick up the win.
- Their last encounter ended in a 2-0 defeat for Real Sociedad.
- Only one of their previous four meetings at this stadium have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net just twice in their last ten games overall.
Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid Prediction
Home advantage alone is not going to cut it for Real Sociedad as their counterparts for the weekend have already got off to a positive start in their outings.
Furthermore, the hosts have been at the losing end in two of their last six Laliga games on home soil, one of which was against this very same opponent.
Diego Simeone’s men have also been faring well in their previous visits to this venue and have walked away with the win six times from their previous nine trips here.
Taking into account that the away side will be coming in hot on a three-match unbeaten streak as well, Real Sociedad, in all honesty, have little or no chance of salvaging any points on Saturday.
The guests have opened the scoring in two of their last three games, the last of which was a trip on the road.
Considering that their previous head to head clash at this venue also saw Atletico get their names on the scoresheet first, expect Diego Simeone’s men to break the deadlock in this one.
Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid Betting tips
Full-time result: Atletico Madrid @ 2.00 (1/1)
Atletico Madrid to open scoring @ 1.70 (7/10).