Our match prediction:
Buoyed by a win over Real Madrid in the local derby, Atletico Madrid take on Real Sociedad at their Estadio Vicente Calderon on Tuesday evening. Los Rojiblancos are eight points behind Barcelona in the La Liga standings, meaning that this has to go down as a must-win game for the hosts. Diego Simeone’s men have been impressive at home ground in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign and the fact that they managed to keep a clean sheet in previous four games in all competitions is giving the fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Real Sociedad. La Real, on the other hand, were more than fortunate to pick up one point from Saturday’s game against Malaga as Imanol Agirretxe scored a late equalizer from a clear offside position. Anyhow, the visitors face an uphill task in Tuesday’s clash against Atletico Madrid and we predict that they will return home empty-handed.
Highligted Player (Godin):
Diego Godin is considered one of the best defenders in the history of Uruguayan football. The Atletico Madrid centre back played for Cerro and Nacional in the Uruguayan national championship between 2003 and 2007 and in August, 2017 he signed a deal with La Liga side Villarreal. Godin made 91 league appearances for the Yellow Submarine and on 4 August he made probably the best decision of his career as he signed a contract with Atletico Madrid. The Uruguayan defender won the 2013/2014 La Liga trophy with los Rojiblancos, while making it to the Champions League final on two occasions (2014, 2016). He won the Europa League trophy in the 2011/2012 season with Atletico Madrid as well. Speaking of his international career, Godin clinched the 2011 Copa America trophy with Uruguay. Despite playing as a centre back, Diego Godin often scores after set pieces and you should have in mind that he scored eight goals for Diego Simeone’s team in the 2013/2014 season (all competitions).
Highlighted Team (Real Sociedad):
Real Sociedad is as Bask footballclub from San Sebastian. The club is playing in the Primera Division since 2010 after the club got relegated to the Segunda Division. Currently the club hosts it’s home games in the Anoeta Stadium which holds a capacity of 32 2000 seats.Real Sociedad was founded on 17th of September 1909 as Sociedad de Futbol and was originaly founded by English immigrants. Real Sociedad was one of the founders of the highest Spanish football division. Starting from 1939 Sociedad de Futbol changed it’s name to Real Socidedad. Real Sociedad had the most success in the eighties where the club managed to win the title twice.Famous players that played for Real Sociedad are: Arteta, Beguiristain, Xabi Alonso and Griezmann.