Atletico Madrid will look to continue their recent resurgence in form as they welcome Real Sociedad, who have had a mixed bag of results to date this season. Diego Simeone’s men will be favourites despite playing at Borussia Dortmund just three days earlier.
Where and when: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid – 27 October, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Atletico Madrid vs. Real Sociedad: Eleven Sports, William Hill
Last time: The home side has been the winner in this fixture in each of the last five clashes – three for Atleti and two for La Real. The Basque side stunned Atleti 3-0 in April thanks to a Willian Jose strike and Juanmi double. Diego Simeone’s side won the fixture in Madrid 2-1 last December.
Atletico Madrid vs. Real Sociedad Predictions and Preview
Atletico Madrid currently sit just outside of La Liga’s top four this season (behind Sevilla on goal difference only) and have won just four of their nine league games to date.
Los Rojiblancos have recovered from a slow start to the campaign which started with just one win in four but they are now six games unbeaten in the division.
Real Sociedad have not been able to sustain a run of any pattern of results, with their nine games seeing three wins, three draws and three defeats.
La Real sit in ninth position with a goal difference of plus one under new Coach Asier Garitano, while it remains unclear as to how their season will take shape.
The home side are strong favourites to win this encounter at odds of 6/5, with Real Sociedad priced at 5/1 and the draw available at 1.
This is like to be a closely-fought and low-scoring encounter so with this in mind, under 2.5 goals at 7/10 appears to offer value, with under 1.5 goals at 2/1.
|Atletico Madrid win||6/5||Offer|
|Under 2.5 goals||7/10||Offer|
|Antoine Griezmann anytime scorer||59/50||Offer|
A ‘double chance’ on La Real to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 8/5 while a Atletico Madrid win/draw outcome is at 5/39.
If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 6/4.
One to watch for Atletico Madrid: Antoine Griezmann faces his former club, at whom he spent five successful seasons. 40 of his 121 La Liga goals came in a La Real shirt and he is priced at 59/50 to find the net again here.
One to watch for Real Sociedad: Willian José is the dangerman for the visitors with three La Liga goals to his name already this season and netted against Los Rojiblancos in April. He is available at 4/1 to score in this game.
Long shot: Eight of the last nine clashes between the sides has seen at least one of the two teams fail to find the net. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are available at 10/1.