Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid Match Analysis and Prediction

Last match day in the La Liga season this year will see Real Sociedad take on Atletico Madrid at the Reale Arena this weekend. Kickoff schedules for May 22, 2022 at 23:00 EAT.

Real Sociedad are placed sixth with 62 points in the standings. The club will be determined to finish as high as possible this season, and a victory over Atletico on Sunday could be enough to move above Real Betis to claim fifth, depending on how the Green and Whites get on against Real Madrid on Friday. Sociedad will enter this weekend’s match off the back of successive victories over Cadiz and Villarreal.

Los Txuri-Urdin will want another victory following 1-2 La Liga win to beat Villarreal in their last outing. In that match, Real Sociedad had 51% possession, 11 shots with six of them on target and goals scored by Alexander Isak (56′) and Zubimendi (73′). Villarreal CF got 10 shots with four of them on target and a goal by Francis Coquelin (43′).

Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid has already secured the UEFA Champions League appearances with a run of two wins and a draw in the previous four matches. The away side is five points behind second-placed Barcelona, so third is the highest that they can finish, but the capital giants are just one point clear of fourth-placed Sevilla, who will host Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.

Atlético Madrid held each other to 1-1 La Liga stalemate with Sevilla in their last fixture. In that match, Atlético Madrid had 41% possession and 12 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Atlético Madrid was José María Giménez (30′). At the other end, Sevilla FC had 8 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Youssef En-Nesyri (85′) scored for Sevilla.

Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid head to head

Since 1993 these two sides have had 49 direct encounters in which Atletico Madirids boasts a slight upper hand winning 22 times, Real Sociedad has won 18 times while nine matches played out draws.

  • Real Sociedad 2-0 Atletico 19/01/22 
  • Atletico 2-2 Real Sociedad 24/10/21
  • Atletico 2-1 Real Sociedad 12/05/21
  • Real Sociedad 0-2 Atletico 22/12/20
  • Atletico 1-1 Real Sociedad 19/07/20

Home

  • Villarreal 1-2 Real Sociedad
  • Real Sociedad 3-0 Cadiz
  • Levante 2-1 Real Sociedad
  • Vallecano1-1Real Sociedad
  • Real Sociedad 0-1 Barcelona

Away

  • Atletico 1-1 Sevilla
  • Elche 0-2 Atletico
  • Atletico 1-0 Real Madrid
  • Bilbao 2-0 Atletico
  • Atletico 0-0 Granada

Real Sociedad team news

Real Sociedad will again be missing Mikel Oyarzabal, Nacho Monreal, Carlos Fernandez and Ander Barrenetxea through injury this weekend.

Atletico Madrid team news

For the visitors, Renan Lodi and Sime Vrsaljko are both out of the contest through injury, while Joao Felix and Thomas Lemar remain doubts for the visitors.

Prediction and odds

Atletico Madrid has three losses in their last four away matches across all competitions and they have failed to score in these three losses while are playing in their own backyard where they have only lost eight of the previous 25 matches against Atletico Madrid.

  • Real Sociedad Win
  • Draw
  • Both teams to score

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