Real Sociedad vs. Atlético Madrid Tips, Preview and Predictions

Real Sociedad vs. Atletico Madrid, La Liga

It is the final match day of the season in La Liga but there is very little to get excited about at the top of the table. A relegation spot and one of the European places are still to be decided. But that leaves this one between La Real and Atlético a bit of a dead rubber.

Where and when: Anoeta Stadium – 22 May, kick-off 21:00

Where you can see Real Sociedad vs. Atlético Madrid: Eleven La Liga TV

Last time: These two drew 2-2 in the league back in October when Atlético came back from two goals down. But Real Sociedad beat them in the cup in January.

Real Sociedad vs. Atlético Madrid Predictions and Preview

Both of these clubs will be pleased with the way that the season has gone in Spain. Real Sociedad will be happy to qualify for Europe once again – and Atlético should be fine with qualifying for the Champions League again. Not being able to compete with Real Madrid might be a little frustrating, but Diego Simeone will be pragmatic about that.

But with no need for either side to exert themselves on Sunday, this game could be less than dramatic. We could see the final appearance of Luis Suárez in an Atlético shirt, as he is leaving in the summer. But the Uruguayan has spent much of this season on the bench, so it may only be a cameo role once again.

It is more likely that this one ends up being a rather leisurely 90 minutes of football to round off a successful season for both clubs.

Real Sociedad vs. Atlético Madrid full time result odds

These players are still professionals, of course, but with nothing riding on the result this could turn into a very slow-paced game interspersed with bursts of energy. The teams will see the job as already done and unless one of the sides take it upon themselves to make a point to round off the season, the draw at 11/5 has to be the match result option.

Real Sociedad vs. Atlético Madrid both teams to score odds

If he is given the chance, you have to imagine that Luis Suárez will want to finish off his Atlético career with a goal – one that would probably consolidate his position as top goal scorer at the club this season. That’s not too bad considering he has made far fewer starts than usual. La Real may well want to send their fans home with something to celebrate too. So, both teams to score at 8/11 looks good.

Real Sociedad vs. Atlético Madrid correct score odds

A draw to finish things off seems like the most likely outcome in San Sebastián on Sunday night. With no need for either side to really go for it, a low-scoring game is surely in prospect. That will suit Simeone anyway and Real Sociedad did their hard work last weekend when they beat Villarreal to qualify for Europe and take a Europa League berth. A 1-1 draw, priced at 5/1, looks good value.

Real Sociedad vs. Atlético Madrid first goalscorer odds

Luis Suárez was given the start in Atlético’s game against Sevilla last weekend, so he was able to say goodbye to the fans at the Wanda Metropolitano properly. He may not be given the same chance away at Real Sociedad on Sunday and that leaves others, such as Ángel Correra, with an opportunity to score the first goal. The Argentina striker has looked good this season and will want to finish the season in style.

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