Atl. Madrid – Real Sociedad TIPS from insiders (02.12.2017)

Atlético Madrid and Real Sociedad meet at La Peineta Stadium, in a match for the 14th round of the Primera División. The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the home team, which in the last 8 matches won 6 and lost 2. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 04-04-2017, ended with victory of Atlético Madrid for (1-0). The condition home / away deserves particular attention, because despite this being a match between 3rd and 7th of the league table, it is really a match between the 10th ranked in home matches and the 5th as a visitor.

Atl. Madrid :

After 7 wins and 6 draws, the home team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 27 points won. In their last match, they won in an away match against Levante by (0-5), after in the previous match they tied (0-0) at home, in a match against Real Madrid. Interestingly, this is a team that has had better results in away matches than at home, since they have won 18 points in away matches and only 9 at their stadium. In the last match they played, for the Copa del Rey, they beat Elche at home by (3-0). In the last 5 home league matches Atlético Madrid has a record of 2 wins and 3 draws, so they have won 9 points out of 15 possible.

For this competition, he did not lose any of the last 13 games. In the matches played in their stadium there are some frequent results: at half-time 0-0 (4 out of 5 matches) and at the end of the match 1-1 (2 out of 5 matches). The defense has been strong and has suffered goals in 3 of the last 10 matches, and their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 5 of their 10 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).

Atlético de Madrid continues to make a great campaign within the Spanish league, as it is one of the three clubs still undefeated in the competition and tries to repeat to their fans the good performance they have been out of home, where they beat their last three matches . On the last day, he totally dominated his opponent and applied a humiliating win over Levante, showing great efficiency in the offensive sector. However, who has been playing an even more important role in the performance of the team is the defensive system, which has not suffered goals in eight games and is now the best in the competition. On the other hand, his attack is the seventh least finished, with difficulty also to maintain a good average possession of the ball. The 4-4-2 must remain the tactical formation of the team, with highlight for Griezzmann, who on the last day scored twice and made an assist.

Real Sociedad:

The away team is currently in the 7 th position of the league, with 19 points won, after 5 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Girona, by (1-1). In the last match, they tied at home against Las Palmas by (2-2). Interestingly, this is a team that has conquered more positive results outside its stadium, as it has won 10 points in away matches and only 9 in its stadium. The team comes to this match after a home defeat with Lleida Esportiu by (2-3). For the league, Real Sociedad won 10 points out of 18 possible points, after 3 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in the last 6 matches as a visitor. The team has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 13 matches in this competition, they have only 1 comeback in the 7 matches they have conceded the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 11 away matches for all competitions: they have scored 8 of their 20 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).

Real Sociedad started the Spanish championship in a very positive way, but failed to maintain that performance for long and now accumulates only one victory in the last five days, although it is unbeaten three games ago. In his last match, he played an intense game in front of Las Palmas and managed a comeback, but then allowed the tie, leaving the field with only one point. Taking into account the numbers of the competition, we can see that whoever is guaranteeing the good positioning of the team is the offensive sector, which stopped balancing the adversary network on only one occasion and is now the third best, also being the third most ends in the championship. It is likely that the coach will keep the team in a 4-3-3, but this time he will not be able to count on Odriozola, who is serving a suspension.

Insider TIP: Atl. Madrid to win – 1.52

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