Four straight wins has seen Atletico move up to 3rd ahead of Sevilla on head to head results and with the top-two some way clear, that looks to be the best they can hope for this term as far as the league’s concerned. Sociedad, meanwhile, had to come from behind at home to Leganes to pick up their first point in three, though they remain in 5th, nine points off their hosts.
Atletico have won 10 of their 14 home games this term, with their only two defeats against Barca and Real. They’ve kept a clean sheet in five of their last eight at the Calderon whilst they’re W4-D2-L0 when hosting teams between 3rd and 8th since the start of last season. What’s more, they’ve won their last three at home to Sociedad without conceding and they look to have tightened up defensively in recent weeks, conceding only one goal in their last four at home and away.
Sociedad have won five of their last seven on the road, but they’ve lost five of their six trips to top-half sides this season, failing to score in three of these defeats. Indeed, since they’ve managed only one goal in their last three, the Atletico win to nil looks the best bet, but as Sociedad have trailed at the break in their last three whilst Atleti have led at the half in four of their last six at home, the Atletico/Atletico HT/FT double is also of interest at 2.0.
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