Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid Preview

Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid

Competition – Spanish Primera

Stadium – Estadio Anoeta

Date: 19th April 2018

Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT

This ground has not been very nice to Atletico Madrid in recent seasons and they may struggle to get a win here again depending on how strong of a lineup they field.

Diego Simeone’s men would feel they are out of contention for the La Liga title as Barcelona hold an 11 points advantage over them and they now focus on winning the Europa League.

This game starts a run of games that sees Diego Simeone’s men play five games in 15 days including a two-legged Europa League semifinal against Arsenal with the winner of that encounter heavy favourites to win the competition.

The Europa League would obviously be their priority at the moment.

Real Sociedad have found a new lease of life under their new manager Imanol Alguacil.

One thing the temporary manager has done is to find a cure for their defensive problems.

Only three teams have conceded more goals than them in the division this season, however, they have kept a clean sheet in each of the last three games that Alguacil has been in charge.

Their change to a more balanced approach has not affected them going forward as can be seen by their 5-0 win over Girona in their most recent home game.

Atletico have won 4 of their last 5 games against Sociedad, however, they have lost two of their last three visits here.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Real Sociedad

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
D Eibar 0-0 Real Sociedad 1 Apr, 2018 Spanish Primera División
L Real Sociedad 1-2 Getafe 17 Mar, 2018 Spanish Primera División
L Espanyol 2-1 Real Sociedad 11 Mar, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Real Sociedad 2-1 Alavés 4 Mar, 2018 Spanish Primera División
D Real Betis 0-0 Real Sociedad 1 Mar, 2018 Spanish Primera División

Atletico Madrid

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
D Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid 8 Apr, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Atletico Madrid 2-0 Sporting CP 5 Apr, 2018 UEFA Europa League
W Atletico Madrid 1-0 Deportivo La Coruña 1 Apr, 2018 Spanish Primera División
L Villarreal 2-1 Atletico Madrid 18 Mar, 2018 Spanish Primera División
W Lokomotiv Moscow 1-5 Atletico Madrid 15 Mar, 2018 UEFA Europa League

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Atletico Madrid 2-1 Real Sociedad 2 Dec, 2017 Spanish Primera División
Atletico Madrid 1-0 Real Sociedad 4 Apr, 2017 Spanish Primera División
Real Sociedad 2-0 Atletico Madrid 5 Nov, 2016 Spanish Primera División
Atletico Madrid 3-0 Real Sociedad 1 Mar, 2016 Spanish Primera División
Real Sociedad 0-2 Atletico Madrid 18 Oct, 2015 Spanish Primera División

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