Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid
Spanish La Liga 2016/17
Date: Saturday, 5th November 2016,
Kick-Off at 15:15 UK
Venue: Estadio Anoeta, San Sebastian.
Real Sociedad have finally ended their losing streak away from home with a 2-0 win over the newly promoted Leganes last weekend. They lost 3 consecutive matches on the road since the 2-0 win at Osasuna on matchday 2. Coming back to their home ground in San Sebastian, Sociedad are on a good run. The La Real have picked up three wins in a row now and are unbeaten in last 4 at home. Their lone defeat at Anoeta came against Real Madrid on the opening day of the 2016/17 LaLiga season.
Atletico Madrid have bounced back from a shock 1-0 defeat at Sevilla with a 4-2 home win against Real Betis last weekend. They are on a 4 match winning run at home and scored a massive 17 goals during the period. While they are dropping points in the away game. From the 5 matches played away from home so far, Simeone’s side have managed only 2 wins, while they drew 2 and lost 1. On the contrary, they have only conceded twice in the 5 games during the period.
Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid: Head-to-Head Stats
Atletico Madrid won both the LaLiga clashed when the sides met for the 2015/16 season – 2-0 at Anoeta and 3-0 at Vicente Calderon.
Real Sociedad did manage to beat Atletico in the 2014/2015 season’s home clash, but that is their only win in 6 league meetings. They lost the other 5 and failed to score in 4.
Atletico Madrid have won in 5 of their 6 visits to Anoeta and lost only once.
Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid: Prediction
The last thing Simeone don’t want is to see his team dropping points again on the road. There is already a 3 point gap with arch rival Real Madrid at the top of the table and further slips could dent their title chances. Sociedad are on a fairly good run and this is expected to a tough battle. However, as seen in the previous meetings between the two sides, this game will have a winner. Atletico are clear favourites, but we believe they will only win this by a narrow margin.
Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score and Atletico Madrid to win at 4.00 (3/1).