Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid by PatrickBateman
Hosts are 6th in La Liga and coming into this game from the 3 straight home wins, which were very convincing. On top of that they are scoring fair amount of goals lately, especially when playing at home. They`ve managed to score in every game except when they visited Real Madrid and Eibar. In those last 3 home games their goal difference was 8:1. Their task however is going to be made harder because of the exclusions of Bergara and Vela due to injuries, with Rulli being questionable due to knee problem but likely to start.
Visitors have found themselves on the 3rd position with 21 points. Lately they have been conceding more than we used to see them, having been able to keep a clean sheet in only one game out of the last five - against Rostov. However that same Rostov kept them at 1:1 this Tuesday all the way till 93rd minute when Griezmann found a net to make it 2:1. They will be without Fernandez, Gaitan and Savic, while Oblak and Griezmann are questionable.
Real Sociedad will come into this game encouraged by their recent home form and prolific attacking performances, as well as knowing that Atletico is defensively vulnerable at the moment, which isn`t often the case. Therefore will push and try to take advantage of that. Atletico will be looking for a win here to keep track with Barcelona and Real and they should score here. Sociedad will raise their game, and by that I don`t mean they`ll park the bus and pray they don`t concede, but rather show their teeth and try to prove they are worthy oponents. I think we will see goals from both sides here and even though I am aware we are talking about Atletico Madrid here, a team with one of the best defenses in football, when I saw the odds of 2.10, it made me want to make this pick even more.
|BTTS||10bet||2.10||8||2-0 LOST (-8 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.