Real Sociedad vs. Atletico Madrid Spanish La Liga Predictions, Picks and Betting Tips 7-19-2020
Real Sociedad (16-7-14) vs. Atletico Madrid (18-15-6)
Spanish La Liga soccer on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 15:00 ET
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain
The Line: Real Sociedad +298/ Draw +219/ Atletico Madrid -102; O/U 2
TV: Telekom Sport
The Spanish La Liga Santander rolls into its final rounds as Atletico Madrid (WWDWD) will host Real Sociedad (DWLDW) at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid.
Atlético Madrid’s 15-game unbeaten La Liga run has all but secured third place, although a victory here would clinch it. After winning 2-0 in midweek, six of their last seven wins ended as a clean sheet. On a four-game winning run at home, Atlético look primed to extend a six-game home winning streak against Real Sociedad. While five of those head-to-head victories came ‘1 to nil,’ the hosts have been just as formidable this season, conceding a league-low 0.56 goals per La Liga home match. Atletico Madrid has recorded 69 points from 18 wins, 15 draws, and 4 losses. In their last game, Marcos Llorente and Thomas scored the two goals for Atletico Madrid. Overall, Atletico Madrid has recorded 48 goals, 26 conceded goals, 32 assists, 16 clean sheets, 139 shots on-target, 93 yellow cards, and 3 red card bookings.
In front of the net for Atletico Madrid is Jan Oblak. Oblak has recorded 26 conceded goals, an average of 0.70 per 90 minutes, 80 saves and 16 clean sheets. A key player to look out for in Atletico Madrid’s squad is Diego Costa. The Spanish forward has scored the decisive goal in two of Atlético’s last three home wins. He has recorded 5 goals and 4 assists in 22 appearances.
Real Sociedad travels with just one loss in their last five La Liga game after recording a clean sheet in midweek. Like their hosts, they could kick on in the second half, Sociedad has turned nine halftime draws into full-time wins this season. Real Sociedad is coming this game in the 6th position with 55 points. So far, the visitors have recorded 16 wins, 7 draws and 14 losses. In the last time out, Real Sociedad was held to a stalemate by 4th-placed Sevilla, their third draw since league restart. In total, Real Sociedad has recorded 55 goals, 47 conceded goals, 38 assists, 8 clean sheets, 138 shots on-target, 77 yellow cards, and 2 red card bookings.
In front of the net for Real Sociedad is Miguel Angel. He has allowed 15 goals in 12 appearances, an average of 1.67 goals allowed per 90 minutes, 32 saves, and 3 clean sheets. Real Sociedad’s top-scorer, Willian José, will lead the team’s forward. He has netted the opener in Sociedad’s last road trip and has scored the first match goal in three of the four La Liga away games he’s found the net. José has scored 11 goals in 36 appearances.
Atletico Madrid has recorded 5 wins in the last eight meetings against Real Sociedad. However, the latter won their most recent meeting earlier this season. Atletico Madrid is the third-best home team with 12 wins out of 18 home games. In comparison, Real Sociedad has recorded 7 wins out of 18 away games, which puts them in the 7th position.
Coach: Imanol Alguacil
Goalkeeper: Miguel Angel Moya
Players: J. Zaldua, Diego Llorente, Le Normand, Aihen Munoz, I. Zubeldia, Mikel Merino, Michael Oyarzabal, Portu, Barrenetxea and Alexander Isak
Coach: Diego Simeone
Goalkeeper: Jan Oblak
Players: S. Arias, J. Gimenez, Felipe, Manu Sanchez, T. Partey, M. Llorente Angel Correa, Koke, A. Garcia and Y. Carrasco
Prediction: Take Atletico Madrid -102
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