With only two games left, Atletico Madrid is one point behind Real Madrid in the race for the La Liga second place. Atletico Madrid, favored in the La Liga lines, already secured a spot in the UEFA Champions League but could still finish in fourth place.
Precisely, Real Sociedad is the team who could take third place from Atletico. But first, it needs to pull off the stunner at Wanda Metropolitano, which won’t be easy since the hosts are 12-3-3 at home.
Atletico Madrid: Wasted Opportunity
Atletico Madrid could have sealed third place on Wednesday, but it drew 3-3 to Espanyol. Believe it or not, Atletico was leading 3-0 at the beginning of the second half. Then, Espanyol scored three goals in 15 minutes.
The good news was that Antoine Griezmann found the back of the net once again. He’s the team’s top scorer with 14 goals and leads the league in assists with 13.
Atletico has won its last eight matches at home, scoring 24 goals and only conceding four. All season long, the club only conceded more than one goal twice at Wanda Metropolitano, scoring at least three goals in its last three home games, including a 3-1 victory over Mallorca.
This is the second-best defensive unit in the league, conceding 30 goals in 36 games. Only Barcelona, the team atop the standings, has conceded less, with 18.
Atletico Madrid is offering -110 La Liga odds to win straight.
Real Sociedad: Not Yet
Unlike Atletico Madrid, Real Sociedad hasn’t secured a spot in the UEFA Champions League. A victory would be more than enough to do so. Otherwise, it would need help from Rayo Vallecano, playing host to Villarreal.
Most recently, Real Sociedad defeated Almeria 1-0, with Takefusa Kubo as the scorer. It should have been a higher score since Sociedad played with one more player from minute 36, but it still got the three points.
Make sure to keep an eye on Kubo, who has scored nine goals, three over the last five matches. There’s also Alexander Sorloth, the team’s top scorer with 11 goals.
Real Sociedad comes in as the betting online underdog, thanks to a +285 price. Considering the team is 10-3-5 on the road, that’s a great deal.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Sociedad Head-to-Head
Regardless of the La Liga odds, the first meeting between these two was hectic. Alvaro Morata scored the opener for Atletico Madrid only five minutes into the game, while Umar Sadiq scored the equalizer 10 minutes into the second half. The match finished 1-1 and the teams combined for 27 shots. Plus, the referee showed nine yellow cards.
They also drew the last time they met at Wanda Metropolitano. The total has gone under in six of their last 10 encounters. Sunday’s clash is set at 2½ goals, with the under offering a +105 price in the sportsbook.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Sociedad Match Information
- Match: Atletico Madrid vs Real Sociedad
- Date/Time: Sunday, May 28 1:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid
- Atletico Madrid vs Real Sociedad Live Stream: fubo.tv
Atletico Madrid vs Real Sociedad Betting Lines
Atletico Madrid vs Real Sociedad Picks and Prediction
Atletico Madrid is well known for being one of the best counter-attacking teams in the world, but Real Sociedad also dominates that style. Sociedad owns the third-best defensive unit in the league, conceding two more goals than Atletico. Therefore, I have no other option than to recommend you include the draw in your La Liga betting ticket.
You may also want to consider the under, as another 1-1 result seems about right.