La Liga Betting Tips

Real Sociedad vs Atlético Madrid betting tips: La Liga preview, predictions and odds

Having won 2-0 when they met at Anoeta in the Copa del Rey in January, La Real are looking to back-to-back wins over Atlético for the first time since 2004. Just four of their last 11 encounters have produced three or more goals. 

Under 2.5 goals is 8/11.

Antoine Griezmann has scored six goals in 16 La Liga appearances against Real Sociedad since leaving them for Atleti in 2014. He is 7/1 to break the deadlock and 5/2 to add to this tally. 

Match preview

It's been an underwhelming season for Atlético Madrid who, in truth, have made a feeble attempt at retaining their La Liga title.

Diego Simeone's side start the weekend 17 points behind champions Real Madrid, despite Derbi Madrileño success a fortnight ago.

That, at least, helped los Colchoneros secure a top four finish, a position that has been rubber stamped subsequently.

Last weekend, Atleti were held to a 1-1 draw by Sevilla at the Wanda Metropolitano, taking the lead through José María Giménez.

This means they've only won two of their last five, but a victory in San Sebastián would ensure they finish third.

As for Real Sociedad, they currently sit sixth, thereby qualifying for next season's Europa League group stages.

This is a major achievement for los Txuri-Urdin who'll be in Europe for three successive season, never previously achieving this.

A top six finished was secured last weekend as Imanol Alguacil's team beat seventh-placed Villarreal 2-1.

Alexander Isak equalising at Estadio de la Cerámica, before Martín Zubimendi scored the decisive goal.

La Real beat Atlético Madrid 2-0 in the Copa del Rey as recently as 19 January, so will be hoping for a similar result as they meet again at Anoeta.

Real Sociedad team news

Real Sociedad have only scored 15 goals in 18 La Liga home games this season but, amazingly, this has yielded 35 points.

Despite the lack of goals, only Villarreal, Real Madrid and Barcelona have left San Sebastián victorious.

Mikel Oyarzabal's injury is a key reason behind this lack of potency; he'll sit out the rest of 2022, including the World Cup, due to a Cruciate Ligament Rupture.

So, Alexander Sørloth, who's loan from RB Leipzig is up after this one, could partner Alexander Isak in attack.

David Silva, who's signed a one-year extension with La Real, will be in-behind.

Atlético Madrid team news

Thomas Lemar and João Félix remain sidelined, but Diego Simeone still has plenty of attacking options to choose from.

Antoine Griezmann will start against his former club with either Ángel Correa or Matheus Cunha alongside.

Luis Suárez and Héctor Herrera both waved goodbye to the Metropolitano last weekend and both will be on the bench for this one.

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