Atletico Madrid will host Real Sociedad this Friday in their final game of the 2019/2020 La Liga season.
With Champions League football scored for next season, the hosts will be looking to consolidate their grip on third spot. They head into this tie unbeaten in 17 matches across all competitions and are favorites for this game.
Meanwhile, Sociedad will not be pushovers as they need a win here to guarantee a spot in next season’s Europa League. They occupy sixth place having acquired 55 points across 37 games. They will be looking to take home all three points as only two points separate them from Getafe, Valencia, and Granada occupying the next three available positions in the table.
Mario Hermosa and Saul Niguez will miss out through suspension while Joao Felix, Marcos Llorente, Sime Vrsaljko, and Dario Poveda are injury absentees.
Sociedad meanwhile have six of their own players with Artiz Elustondo, Jon Bautista, Adnan Januzaj, Ander Guevera, Asier illarramendi, and Luca Sangelli all out with varying injuries.
Head to head
The last five meetings between both teams has featured three wins and two losses for Atletico; the reverse fixture being one of such losses.
Atletico Madrid head into this tie on a four game-winning run at home. In that period, the hosts kept three clean sheets scoring seven times.
Overall, since the restart, the hosts have played nine times, winning seven (D3) and keeping six clean sheets. Only four of their games since the restart have seen both teams score.
Atletico have scored a first-half goal in just one of their last four home games, though overall they have scored 21 times in the first half of games this season.
Real Sociedad meanwhile are also better after the break, having taken 57 points in the second half compared to the 47 they have taken in the first period.
In the league thus far, Real Sociedad have seen eleven of the 18 road trips end level at the break with seven of those games goalless.
The hosts head into this tie on a patchy run of form having won two (D2, L1) of their last five league games. Their road travels since the league’s restart has seen them win once (D1, L2) with none of those matches ending in a clean sheet.
Meanwhile, they failed to score in just one of the four games they played in that period. Overall, they have failed to score in just seven of their league games while 23 of their league games have seen both teams score.
Both teams to score/Yes @ 1/1
Atletico to win both half @ 5/2
Under 3.5 Goals @ 2/9