Atletico Madrid vs. Real Sociedad Preview: Atletico Madrid Continues Title Feat

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Updated: January 27, 2014
Atletico Madrid - Arda Turan

Atletico Madrid has lived up to the expectations of being La Liga’s dark horse after repeated victories have propelled them to the top spot of the table. The online bookie favorite shall do everything to remain in the title race and keep the pressure against known rivals, Barcelona, alive.

Match Date: 02 February 2014 (local time)

Venue: Vicente Calderon

 

Team Form

Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid retains its strong form and grip on the top spot after securing a victory against Rayo Vallecano.

 

It looks like Diego Simeone and his men have no plans of giving up in the title race. Their most recent victory ensured that they keep the pressure against their title rival, Barcelona.

 

Atletico Madrid has readily emerged as La Liga’s dark horse. It has successfully proven that La Liga is not just about Barcelona and Real Madrid. Accumulating a total of fifty-four (54) points, goal difference is the only thing that separates them from Barcelona and definitely, they will not pass up the chance to lessen the gap when they clinch yet another victory. But this time around, it will be against Real Sociedad.

 

Atletico Madrid plays the strongest at home, thus, increasing their possibilities of keeping La real at bay. To note, they have been successful in twelve (12) of their last home matches. Given this aspect hand, the previously mentioned figure is more than enough to send a strong warning against LA Real.

 

Real Sociedad

Imanol Agirretxe’s two (2) consecutive goals almost snatched an early victory for La Real. Unfortunately, a rally from Getafe’s Ciprian Maric and Pedro Leon forced them to settle for an even steven finish.

 

With the draw, La Real was unable to move higher in the La Liga table. But it does not necessarily mean that they have a poor form. As a matter of fact, they have one of the strongest forms in the league, with four (4) victories, a loss and a draw.

 

Definitely, what they have right now will enable them to put up a good fight when they visit Vicente Calderon.

 

Online betting’s top pick: Atletico Madrid

Stopping Atletico Madrid at this moment is a futile effort. Diego Simeone will ensure that the club gets the upper hand and remain in the title race. But they cannot be too complacent as La Real can also fire a goal or two to level the scores or force an upset.

 

 

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