Real Sociedad host Atletico Madrid in Round 38 of the 2021-22 La Liga season.
The match is scheduled to start at 8:00 p.m. GMT on Sunday, 22 May 2022. The match venue is Reale Seguros Stadium, San Sebastian.
Latest odds on betting sites
Real Sociedad to win odds are priced at 2.60 (+160 American; 8/5 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.30 (+230; 23/10), while Atletico Madrid to win odds are priced at 2.60 (+160; 8/5).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Real Sociedad — 35%, draw — 30%, Atletico Madrid — 35%.
Latest betting odds on Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid (22 May 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
- Under 2.5 goals — 1.71 (-140; 5/7)
- Asian handicap (0.0) on Real Sociedad — 1.96 (-104; 25/26)
- Asian handicap (0.0) on Atletico Madrid — 1.94 (-106; 50/53)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
- Both teams to score (No) — 1.95 (-105; 20/21)
Match preview and statistics
Real Sociedad are sixth in the league table with 62 points and a +4 goal difference. They have 17 wins, 11 draws and nine losses, scored 39 goals and conceded 35. La Real beat Villarreal 2-1 in their last match.
They came back after trailing by one goal to win the game. Francis Coquelin opened the scoring in the 43rd minute with a shot towards the centre of the goal, following a cross by Daniel Parejo from the corner.
Alexander Isak pulled one back for Sociedad in the 56th minute with a shot from very close range to the bottom left corner, assisted by Andoni Gorosabel. Martin Zubimendi scored the match winner in the 73rd minute with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.
Team statistics: 51% possession, 2.65 expected goals, 11 total shots, six shots on target, four big chances, 304 accurate passes, 76% pass accuracy, 16 fouls committed, three offsides, three corners and three yellow cards.
Real Sociedad team news: Ander Barrenetxea, Carlos Fernandez, Mikel Oyarzabal and Nacho Monreal are sidelined due to injuries.
Atletico Madrid are third in the league standings with 68 points and a +21 goal difference. They have 20 wins, eight draws and nine losses, scored 63 goals and conceded 42. Atletico shared the spoils with Sevilla in their last game.
Jose Gimenez gave Los Colchoneros the lead in the 30th minute with a powerful header past Bounou into the net, assisted by Yannick Carrasco with a great cross from the corner. Youssef En-Nesyri levelled the scores in the 85th minute of the second half.
He arrived just in time to nod in the cross from the right side of the box, assisted by Oliver Torres with the cross. Sevilla needed just one point to secure their top four finish and they got it.
Team statistics: 41% possession, 1.22 expected goals, 12 total shots, three shots on target, 269 accurate passes, 77% pass accuracy, 14 fouls committed, one offside, four corners and two yellow cards.
Atletico Madrid nickname: Renan Lodi, Sime Vrsaljko and Thomas Lemar are doubtful for the game due to injuries.
Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid H2H
In the last five h2h meetings, Real Sociedad have one win, Atletico Madrid have two wins with two draws. La Real won 2-nil in the last meeting in the Copa Del Rey.
Lineups and key players
Real Sociedad projected starting lineup:
- Alex Remiro
- Andoni Gorosabel
- Igor Zubeldia
- Robin Le Normand
- Diego Rico
- Martin Zubimendi
- Asier Illarramendi
- Mikel Merino
- David Silva
- Alexander Isak
- Alexander Sorloth
Alexander Isak is the key player to watch out for. He scored the equalizer in their last match against Villarreal. The striker has six goals and two assists in the league. Isak looks forward to scoring again in this match.
Atletico Madrid projected starting lineup:
- Jan Oblak
- Marcos Llorente
- Jose Gimenez
- Sime Vrsaljko
- Yannick Carrasco
- Geoffrey Kondogbia
- Rodrigo De Paul
- Antoine Griezmann
- Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez is the key player to watch out for. He has 11 goals and two assists for Atletico in the league this season. Playing his final game for the Reds, Suarez should be able to find the back of the net.
Prediction and betting tips
Real Sociedad are in good form with two back-to-back wins ahead of this game, while Atletico Madrid have two wins and a draw in the last three games. In the last two meetings, Sociedad had one win and a draw when they traveled to Madrid.
Predictions for this match are a draw, and both teams to score. Both teams have scored in three of their last five games, considering their form they should be able to score in this match. This is the last game of the season, not expecting Atletico to wrap it up with a loss, nor Sociedad as well. It’s very likely that both sides will settle for a draw.
Betting prediction: A draw
Odds: 3.30 (+230 American; 23/10 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Both teams to score (Yes)
Odds: 1.80 (-125 American; 4/5 Fractional)