Atletico Madrid vs. Real Sociedad 7/19/20 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atletico Madrid 18-15-4, Real Sociedad 16-7-14
7/19/20 3 pm
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Atletico Madrid is welcoming Real Sociedad to Wanda Metropolitano in a derby match of round 38 in Spanish LaLiga.
Atletico is undefeated since the season restart, which is 10 games in a row. During this stretch, Atletico has improved their offense a lot, while their defense stayed on the same, high level. During their last 10 games, Atletico has scored 19 goals, while conceding only 5 goals. With 69 points, Atletico is in 3rd place in the standings, and they are still in danger of losing that spot if they lose in this game against Real Sociedad. With the Champions League just around the corner, Atletico will face Leipzig in the quarterfinals, and Atletico losing their last game of the season wouldn’t do much good for their form. In their last LaLiga game against Getafe, Atletico Madrid has had 64% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and solid 77% of the correct passes. This was a rough game where we saw a few yellow cards, a red card, a lot of fouls, and 2 goals. Atletico Madrid has won this game 0-2. Alvaro Morata is Atletico’s top goalscorer with 12 goals, while Felix and Niguez added 6 goals each. Correa has added 6 assists. Vrsaljko is the only injured player for Atletico Madrid, while Hermoso is suspended because of the red card, and Niguez is suspended because of the yellow cards. Atletico Madrid has enough quality to compete for the title, but the lack of goals in the first half of the season has cost them the title race, but Atletico could still go all the way in the Champions League.
Real Sociedad hasn’t been playing well after the restart, but they are still on the Europa League spot, in 6th place with 55 points, but the problem is that Sociedad could still lose that spot if Getafe, Valencia, or Granada win their games, and Sociedad losses this match against Atletico Madrid. With the title race being over in LaLiga, this is the most interesting battle we have in this last round of the season. Sociedad has scored solid 55 goals so far this season, while their defense could have been better, but it’s not bad with 47 conceded goals. Jose has scored 11 goals for Sociedad this season, while Oyarzabal added 10 goals and 12 assists. Guevara, Sangalli, Illarramendi, Januzaj, Bautista, and Elustondo are all injured and none of them will be playing in this game. In their latest LaLiga game against Sevilla at home, Sociedad has had only 37% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and 76% of the correct passes. None of the teams was too eager to attack in this match, and it ended in a 0-0 draw. Sociedad has lost only 1 from their last 5 games, but now they are facing Atletico Madrid, the team that is in good form on both ends, and with all the injuries in their roster, Sociedad will have a tough game.
Both Atletico and Sociedad have something to lose in this game, but the good news for Sociedad is that they could still get to Europa League through the Copa del Rey where they are playing in the finals against Athletic Bilbao.