Atletico Madrid is now in the most superior position for winning the La Liga. They have three games in hand and they welcome Real socided for an interesting clash of the La Liga season.
A goalless draw with title rivals Barcelona, help Simione’s team to maintain their top position of La Liga. They are now in a clear two-point lead from Real Madrid whereas nine points are left to play for.
Atletico Madrid clashed with Barcelona at the Camp Nou last Saturday. It was a crucial game in the race for the La Liga title. After Barca grabbed a draw against Levante, they are now almost out of the title race.
Atletico Madrid had slightly better chances in the match. They could not convert it into goals but they maintain the two-point lead at the top of the table.
Diego Simeone’s men earned 23 wins of their 35 league games. They are desperate to win their first La Liga title since 2014.
Atletico Madrid Match Preview
This season Atletico Madrid made a record of conceding the lowest number of goals. They kept 18 clean sheets out of 35 matches. This is a solid defensive record in the history of La Liga.
Although, they could not hold their pace as they started. They earned only 15 points in their last nine games. If not then they would already be the La Liga champions. They own made this league interesting.
Now, they have simple equations to win the La Liga trophy. They need to win all three matches which they have left in hand. If they can earn 9 points out of the last three they will win La Liga without hesitation. Although, they have to go through a hard obstacle of Real Socieded.
Atletico Madrid will not get the service of Thomas Lemar, who was forced off due to an ankle injury against Barcelona.
In his absence, Joao Felix is expected to come into the attack alongside Luis Suarez and Angel Correa.
Suarez, who netted 19 goals in this campaign, will lead the line with the hopes of breaking a four-game goalless run.
There is some doubt on center-back Jose Gimenez. Although it is expected to see him in playing 11.
Real Sociedad will remain without crucial midfielder Mikel Merino, who has been absent since March through injury.
Winger Mikel Oyarzabal has been crucial in their attack this season, registering 11 goals and seven assists in 30 league appearances.
He will support striker Alexander Isak, who has netted 14 La Liga goals so far this campaign.
Atletico Madrid possible starting lineup:
Oblak; Savic, Gimenez, Hermoso; Tripper, Koke, Llorente, Carrasco; Felix, Suarez, Correa
Real Sociedad possible starting lineup:
Remiro; Zaldua, Le Normand, Zubeldia, Monreal; Guevara, Zubimendi; Januzaj, Silva, Oyarzabal; Isak