Atletico Madrid have had a few problems on this ground in recent years and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see them slip up here. Realistically they are now out of title contention, with Barcelona holding a dominant 11 point advantage on them heading into this round of fixtures and attention will be starting to drift elsewhere for Atleti.
This match commences a busy spell which will see Diego Simeone’s men play 5 games in 15 days, including both legs of a Europa League Semi-Final with Arsenal. With the winners of that tie strong favourites to win the competition, Simeone will certainly be prioritising that and we could well see plenty of rotation in the league games over that period, none of which are easy.
Therefore this really isn’t a great time for Atleti to be heading to the Anoeta. It’s a ground that has been a bit of a graveyard for the big clubs in recent years with Barcelona having a dreadful record in San Sebastian until this season, while Atleti have also struggled. Simeone’s men have lost 3 of their last 5 away in all competitions too, winning just once so they haven’t been setting the world on fire on the road of late and backing Real Sociedad Double Chance looks like the way to go here.
Given 56% of Atleti away league games this season have produced 1-1 or 1-0 scorelines, we probably shouldn’t expect a goal-fest. With Sociedad suddenly seeming like they are capable of keeping a draw, backing a 1-1 draw could be worth a pun, with Atleti’s priorities now lying in their European campaign. #bet #fixedmatches #fixedmatch #juventus #realmadrid #ronaldo #messi #mancity #chelsea #sociedad #atletico #lewandoski