Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid Match Preview & Prediction

Real Sociedad vs Alaves Match Preview & Prediction

Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid predictions, H2H and match preview for this Saturday’s game in La Liga. Read on for analysis and predicted line-ups as two sides from the Spanish capital clash at a new-look Anoeta.


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Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid Preview

This should be a really good occasion at Anoeta which has for the second summer running undergone some serious redevelopment work aimed at bringing the fans closer to the pitch. As a result of that, Sociedad have again played all of their opening three matches on the road and they’ll be relatively content with a return of 4 points given they’ve already visited San Mames and the Mestalla. This is another tough one though against table topping Atletico Madrid.

There should be a proper atmosphere at Anoeta which ought to help the hosts but Atleti have already passed a couple of tricky tests this season with flying colours. They picked up their first ever top flight win at Leganes before coming from two goals down to defeat Eibar last time out and extend La Liga’s only remaining 100% record.

Sociedad do come into this game following a bit of a reality check and a disappointing Basque derby defeat. They’ll be delighted with how Martin Ødegaard has started but have so far resisted the temptation to unleash Alexander Isak on La Liga from the start. They will be forced into something of a midfield reshuffle here though with key man Asier Illarramendi set for an extended injury lay-off which should see Igor Zubeldia shift into midfield.

Atleti are likely to keep changes to a minimum as this new-look side looks to build some continuity which can only really come by minutes on the pitch. The early signs are very promising indeed with Joao Felix catching the eye in attack. He’s likely to be partnered by Diego Costa here with Alvaro Morata still struggling with a knock.


Check out our 2019/20 season previews for both teams – Real Sociedad | Atleti


Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid Predictions

Score Prediction: 2-1 Atletico Madrid

There is quite a lot of excitement surrounding Sociedad following the addition of some of European football’s brightest young talents but this might not necessarily be the easiest game for them to showcase their talents. They weren’t great in Bilbao and the injury to Illarramendi is a major blow. Atleti look well capable of spoiling their party here with Diego Simeone’s men looking very solid despite all the summer changes.


Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid H2H

  • Last 6 competitive meetings: 4 Atleti Wins, 2 Sociedad Wins.
  • Atleti were 2-0 winners last season in both meetings.
  • Atleti have won 7 of the last 9 meetings overall.
  • They have lost on 3 of their last 5 visits to San Sebastian though.

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Predicted Line Ups

Real Sociedad Team:

Moya – Munoz, Monreal, Llorente, Zaldua – Odegaard, Zubeldia, Merino – Oyarzabal, Willian Jose, Januzaj (4-3-3)

Atletico Madrid Team:

Oblak – Trippier, Savic, Gimenez, Lodi – Vitolo, Saul, Koke, Lemar – Felix, Costa (4-4-2)


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Mark is a freelance writer based in Madrid. He has also lived in Seville and Barcelona and has written extensively about Spanish football. His work has been published by the likes of Guardian Sport & World Soccer.

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