Atletico Madrid welcomes Real Sociedad
Atletico Madrid welcomes Real Sociedad in a match from the 14th round of the Spanish La Liga.Atletico is currently third in the La Liga standings with 27 points won so far. Diego Simeone’s team is trailing on 8 points behind the leader Barcelona, so Atletico could hardly allow themselves any mistakes anymore. Their goal remains winning the title, but they must find a better consistency if they want to succeed in that.Atletico is one of the three teams in La Liga who are still unbeaten, alongside Barca and Valencia. In their last five matches, they made two wrong steps, sharing the points with Villarreal and Real Madrid. But now they don’t have any other choice, but winning against La Real at home.Meanwhile, Real Sociedad is 7th in the La Liga standings with 19 points. Eusebio’s team have a record of five wins, four draws and four defeats. La Real won just once in their last five matches, so they are another team which struggles with consistency. In the last round of the league Real Sociedad made a 2-2 draw against Las Palmas at home.Team news before the game.Atletico Madrid is without the experienced defender Juanfran, while Hector Hernadez is doubtful for the match with a stomach injury.Real Sociedad will be without the suspended Alvaro Odriozola, while Jon Guridi is injured at the knee. Adnan Januzaj and Carlos Vela are doubtful, but Imanol Agirretxe and Carlos Martinez are ready to come back at play.Atletico Madrid is the obvious favourite here, especially at home ground. But you shall not forget that Real Sociedad is a decent team who can steal points from any of the top teams in the league. It’s an important test for Atletico Madrid because they can’t allow themselves any mistakes anymore.