Atletico Madrid vs Real Sociedad – Match Preview
Atletico Madrid faces Real Sociedad in the matchweek 30 of LaLiga at Vicente Calderon. Atletico looks set to qualify for the UCL next season as they sit 3rd in the league table and have an advantage of 9 points on 5th placed Real Sociedad.
Atletico’s main priority is the UCL match against Leicester as they are already out of the title race. Real Sociedad is still aiming for a top 4 finish and so this match is vital for them and wants to minimize the difference of points between them and 4th placed Sevilla. Atletico looks very much confident ahead of this fixture as they came out 0-2 victorious at Malaga while Sociedad played out a 1-1 draw at home against Leganes.
Date: 4th April, 2017 ( 5th April in South Asia)
Time: 8:30 PM (BST), 9:30 PM (CET), 1:00 AM (IST 5th April)
Venue: Vicente Calderon, Madrid
Broadcast Details: Sky Sports 3 (UK), beIN LaLiga (Spain), Sony Six and Sony Six HD (India)
Live Stream: Sky Go (UK), Sony LIV (India)
Match Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco
Atletico Madrid: Atletico winger Yannick Carrasco is back after serving his suspension and is in contention to take part in this game. Kevin Gameiro is a doubt for this match due to foot injury.
Real Sociedad: Real Sociedad duo Esteban Granero and Carlos Vela are back from bans and will start in this fixture. Top Scorer Willian may also come back in the first eleven although Juanmi is in good form so its not a certainty.
Head to Head
The two sides faced each other 37 times in LaLiga, Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad both defeated each other 15 times while the remaining 7 resulted in a draw.
Real Sociedad defeated Atletico at their home by 2-0 early in this season but Atletico had won all of the previous 4 meetings.
Last Five Meetings
- Real Sociedad 2-0 Atletico Madrid (LaLiga 2016-17)
- Atletico Madrid 3-0 Real Sociedad (LaLiga 2015-16)
- Real Sociedad 0-2 Atletico Madrid (LaLiga 2015-16)
- Real Sociedad 0-2 Atletico Madrid (LaLiga 2014-15)
- Atletico Madrid 2-0 Real Sociedad (LaLiga 2014-15)