Competition: La Liga
Market: Atletico Madrid win
Odds: 13/10 @ 888sport
In a real showdown between two title dark horses this season, a struggling Real Sociedad will welcome Atletico Madrid to the Anoeta Stadium on Tuesday evening.
Starting with the hosts, while Real Sociedad might have taken Spain by storm after enjoying what was a stunning run of form between October and November, Imanol Alguacil’s men have come crashing back down to earth. Losing their buffer at the top of the table and watching Tuesday’s guests leapfrog them and snatch top spot, the White and Blues were last seen putting in another sluggish display over the weekend. Despite taking an early lead away at relegation scrappers Levante on Saturday, Sociedad were hit with a hugely disappointing 2-1 defeat and they have now suffered back-to-back La Liga defeats for the first time this season. While Alguacil’s side might have just about managed to book their spot in the knockout stage of this year’s Europa League, it should be noted that the strugglers have failed to win any of their last eight matchups across all competitions.
As for the visitors, while Atletico Madrid might have seen Los Blancos claim local bragging rights earlier in the month, Diego Simeone’s men have certainly bounced back in eye-catching fashion. Still managing to hold onto their spot at the top of the table, Los Colchoneros put in a dominant display over the weekend as they eventually romped their way to a 3-1 victory over Elche on home soil. With the mood in their camp likely to still be at a real high and many across Spain billing them as a genuine title challenger this season, Atletico have lost just one of their last 14 matchups across all formats, a run that stems back to October 21st. With a returning Luis Suarez bagging himself a brace over the weekend and Simeone also watching his side book their spot in the knockout stage of this year’s Champions League, we’re backing an away victory in midweek.
Bet: Atletico Madrid 13/10 to beat Real Sociedad in Tuesday’s La Liga showdown @ 888sport