Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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With two of La Liga's best defensive sides squaring off, we are opposing a high-scoring game when Diego Simeon's men head to the north of Spain

Atletico Madrid travel to the Estadio Anoeta on Sunday afternoon to face a Real Sociedad side who tend to cause Diego Simeone's side problems in the Basque Country.

Last season La Real beat Los Rojiblancos 3-0 when they met in San Sebastian, while the season before that the Basques triumphed by a 2-0 scoreline. La Real come into this weekend's game on a 10-match unbeaten run in all competitions and will be looking to make life tough once more for the side from the capital.

Latest odds

Atletico have only manged four wins from their 12 La Liga matches on the road this term. William Hill price them at 23/20 (2.15) to record a win on Sunday.

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Real Sociedad meanwhile have only won four of their 12 matches at home this season and Imanol Alguacil's side are offered at 13/5 (3.60) with the draw at 23/10 (3.30).

Team news

Defender Lucas Hernandez will be missing for Atletico at Anoeta, will Diego Costa, Nikola Kalinic and Stefan Savic could be doubts with all three missing training at some point this week.

The hosts for their part are missing midfielder Asier Illarramendi with winger Adnan Januzaj also a doubt with an ankle problem.

Preview

Atletico have been far from prolific on the road, while La Real have scored more goals away from home than in front of their own fans. The respective records of the two sides therefore go some way to explaining the price of 1/2 (1.50) for under 2.5 goals in a game that is expected to be pretty tight.

Real Sociedad v Atletico Madrid Betting Preview

Simeone's men - as ever - boast the best defensive record in the Primera Division, while only three teams have conceded fewer goals than Real Sociedad with the Basques keeping four clean sheets in their last five league games. 

Tips and predictions

Under 2.5 goals and both teams to score 'no' is offered at 17/20 (1.85) and has proved a regular winner in both sides' recent matches, as well as paying out five of the last eight times this fixture has been contested. 

Betting Banner - Best Bet Both teams to score 'no' and under 2.5 goals at 17/20 (1.85) for a 2pt stake with William Hill

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