Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid Prediction: Griezmann to head into the Euros with confidence

 | Friday 24th May 2024, 11:06am

Friday 24th May 2024, 11:06am

Real Sociedad host Atletico Madrid at Anoeta on Saturday (15:15, La Liga TV) for their final La Liga match of the season. This game has no repercussions with both sides having already guaranteed a top-six finish. The hosts will be playing in the Europa League next term while Atletico Madrid continue in the Champions League.

Both teams have been in good form of late, with Real Sociedad winning three of their last five and the visitors having won four from their previous five. This looks set to be a close encounter, as my Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid prediction suggests.

Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips

  • Draw and both teams to score @ 16/5
  • Antoine Griezmann anytime goalscorer @ 21/10

Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid Odds

Real Sociedad are 13/10 to win this clash, giving them an implied probability of 43.5%. Atletico Madrid are valued at 7/4, which gives them a 36.4% chance. The draw can be backed at 23/10 (30.3%).

Both teams to score is on offer at 4/6 and over 2.5 goals is 5/6.

Atletico's Antoine Griezmann has scored 16 goals in La Liga this term and he is 6/1 to open the scoring on Saturday.

Team News

The hosts are without Aihen Munoz, Robin Le Normand, Igor Zubeldia and Carlos Fernandez for Saturday's match due to injury, while Martin Zubimendi is touch-and-go to feature.

Atletico Madrid have injury problems of their own as  Vitolo, Nahuel Molina and Pablo Barrios are sidelined, while Stefan Savic is doubtful to make the squad.

Defender Gabriel Paulista is suspended due to an accumulation of yellow cards, but Diego Simeone is boosted by the returns of Axel Witsel and Jose Gimenez after serving their own bans.

Draw and both teams to score @ 16/5

With nothing to be gained from this season finale other than a bit of pride, I can see this match ending in a draw, with both teams scoring. They have both been in good form of late and they will be looking to end the season on a good note.

Atletico have seen the better of this fixture of late but there have been a couple of draws too. The two clubs have secured European football so there is no added motivation for either side. And with the Euros just around the corner, some players will not be wanting to risk injury and miss the summer spectacle in Germany.

There is plenty of quality on both teams and they have been in good form in recent weeks, so I can see them cancelling each other out. Both teams scored in the reverse fixture earlier in the campaign when Atletico emerged as 2-1 winners.

Given the fact that Real Sociedad and Atletico have scored 51 and 68 goals respectively this term, I'm confident that we will see goals at both ends in this contest.

Draw and both teams to score at 16/5 Antoine Griezmann anytime goalscorer @ 21/10

French international Griezmann has had another enjoyable campaign in Spain, with 16 goals in La Liga to his name heading into the final weekend. He recently netted a hat-trick against Getafe, and he will wanting to bow out of this season on a high as he prepares to head to the Euros with Les Bleus.

I may be backing the outcome of this match to end in a draw but I'm sure these two teams of top-six standing can deliver goals for the supporters. And given the volume he has scored himself this year, I think Griezmann is a sensible selection to back to get on the scoresheet this weekend.

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