Atlético de Madrid vs Real Sociedad – La Liga: In one of this Saturday’s afternoon matches of La Liga’s 14th round…
Atlético de Madrid, managed by Diego Simeone, and Real Sociedad, managed by Eusébio Sacristán, meet in Madrid, at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium, with the two teams being separated by 8 points going into this match.
The locals have 27 points, sitting in 3rd place, while the visitors have 19 points, sitting in 7th place.
The home side comes into this match making a season below the expectations, both in terms of La Liga and European competitions, probably having the worst performances since Diego Simeone took over the team.
The team is in 3rd place of La Liga, being the team who has the most draws so far (6 in 13 rounds), despite, as usual, maintaining a very solid defensive record.
As for Real Sociedad, they come into this match making a campaign inside what was expected from them, sitting in a more or less comfortable 7th place in La Liga, only 2 points away from the European qualification zone.
The team has one of the best attacking records of the competition (only Barcelona and Valencia are better), with 27 goals scored, although they also count with an unbalanced defensive record, with a total of 24 goals conceded so far (not many teams have worse records).
Atlético de Madrid vs Real Sociedad – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Atlético de Madrid’s stadium is, usually, a very tough ground to visit, as we have seen since Simeone took control of the team, although this season they have already slipped up a few teams in front of their own fans.
Anyway, against a Real Sociedad that is a team that plays good football, but has serious defensive weaknesses,
I believe that Atlético, with their style, will take advantage of that fact and be cinical in attack to score and then close their own goal down. This way, I believe on a win for the hosts by a comfortable margin.
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