Atletico Madrid – Real Sociedad
Atletico Madrid hosts Real Sociedad at the Wanda Metropolitano in a fixture from the last 38th round of the Spanish La Liga.
Atletico Madrid need a win here to guarantee themselves the third place. Right now Los Colchoneros have two points advantage in front of the 4th Sevilla, so they are in a really good place to claim the third spot. After this Diego Simeone’s team could focus entirely on its participance in the Champions League.
On Thursday Atletico Madrid recorded their 18th win for the season. Atleti visited Getafe at the Coluseum Alfonso Perez and did the job with two goals in the second half. Marcos Llorente opened the score for Atletico, while Thomas Partey doubled their lead in the 80th minute.
Surely Atletico would like to finish their La Liga season on a high note. They will finish behind Real Madrid and Barcelona, but they have a solid chance to be “the best of the rest” in Spain.
Real Sociedad have chances to beat Villarreal for the 5th place in La Liga. At this moment the Basques are two points behind the Yellow Submarine, so on theory they have a realistic chance for a Top 5 finish. At certain moment from the season Sociedad had chances even for a place in the Champions League, but they didn’t show the best possible shape since the restart of the season.
In the previous round La Real made their 7th draw for the season. Sociedad hosted Sevilla at the Reale Arena, but the match ended without any goals scored – 0-0.
We believe that both Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad will be motivated to make a strong finish of their seasons. We regard the home side as a favourite, despite of the fact that there won’t be no fans at the stands. Atletico want the third place, so it’s their to grab here.