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Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid will meet on Wednesday night at Anoeta in the Copa del Rey last 16. The last 16 of the competition has already thrown up some big matches including a Seville Derby. Now, two of La Liga’s Champions League qualification chasing teams will meet in a last 16 fixture with a date in the quarterfinals on the line.

Real Sociedad head into the midweek cup fixture following three matches without a loss in all competitions. Last time out, the Royal defeated Celta Vigo 1-0 at home to strengthen their hope of making La Liga’s top four.

Reigning La Liga champions Atletico Madrid won’t lift the title for a second straight season. Instead, manager Diego Simeone is aiming to win the Copa del Rey and Champions League to bring silverware back to the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.

Atletico Madrid recently played in the four team Supercopa de Espana tournament in Saudi Arabia thanks to winning La Liga last season. Los Rojiblancos lost in the semifinal to Athletic Bilbao. The last time these teams met in La Liga, the game finished as a 2-2 draw.

Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid Betting Odds

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Real Sociedad will have the benefit of playing at home on Wednesday night in the Copa del Rey. In 13 home matches in all competitions, Real Sociedad have posted a record of 6W-5D-2L. La Real have scored 12 goals while conceding eight times to opponents at Anoeta this season - Imanol Alguacil’s team has kept eight home clean sheets.

Atletico Madrid have posted an away record of 7W-3D-5L in all competitions. Los Rojiblancos have scored 29 away goals in all competitions, but conceded 22 times on the road. This isn’t the typical Atletico Madrid under Simeone - something has changed at the Wanda this season which has seen a normally stubborn defence lose some of their sterness.

Last time out, Atletico Madrid drew 2-2 with Villarreal away from home meaning Los Rojiblancos are undefeated in three of their last four games in all competitions. Atletico Madrid entered the Copa del Rey at the last 32 stage, defeating Rayo Majadahonda. Real Sociedad reached the last 16, by defeating Zamora and Leganes in the previous rounds.

Real Sociedad are slight underdogs going into this last 16 Copa del Rey match with a best-price of 21/10 for La Real to win on Wednesday night. Atletico Madrid are the favourites to win and have been priced at odds of 13/8 to win at full-timewhile a draw can be backed at 23/10.

Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid Team News

Diego Simeone has four potential absences for the game this week. Midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia is a major doubt with a muscle injury while Marcos Llorente is a doubt due to a muscle problem. Forward Antoine Griezmann is a doubt due to a thigh injury and is likely to miss out until the end of the month.

Reports indicate that Barcelona are attempting to lure Joao Felix away from Atletico Madrid to Camp Nou but Los Rojiblancos have said the Portuguese player is going nowhere. Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid have agreed a transfer with Valencia for full-back Daniel Wass - the Dane will likely be the replacement for Kieran Trippier who moved to Newcastle in the January transfer window.

Real Soceidad boss, Aguacil has six players on the injury list going into the game this week. Midfielder Martin Zubimendi and forward Alexander Ishak are both ruled out of the game - the duo will miss action until early February. Foward Ander Barrenetxea is ruled out until March with a hamstring injury.

Defenders Alex Sola and Nacho Monreal are both in line to return to the team from their respective injuries. Forward Carlos Fernandez has an ACL injury and will miss the game.

Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid H2H

Atletico Madrid are undefeated in four straight matches in all competitions. Earlier this season, Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid played out a 2-2 draw at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. Real Sociedad scored in the opening half through Alexander Sorloth.

The game sprang to life in the second period as Alexander Ishak put Real Sociedad up 2-0 after 48 minutes. Luis Suarez scored twice in the final 29 minutes to give Atletico Madrid a share of the spoils.

Real Sociedad’s last home win against Atletico Madrid came in 2019-20. Three of their last five games at home against Atletico Madrid finished as wins.

Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid Prediction

Alexander Sorloth to score anytime @ 13/5 - BET NOW

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Striker Alexander Sorloth found the back of the net when these teams met in La Liga earlier this season. That goal is Sorloth’s only strike in La Liga this season. He has one goal in two Copa del Rey games and Alguacil is likely to start the striker against Atletico Madrid. We are backing Sorloth to bag another Copa del Rey goal on Wednesday night in our betting tips.

Over 2.5 goals scored @ 5/4 - BET NOW

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Four of the last nine matches between Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid finished with over 2.5 goals scored. Each of the teams’ last two matches in all competitions ended with more than 2.5 goals scored. Seven of Real Sociedad’s last 11 games in all competitions finished with over 2.5 goals scored. Eight of the last 10 matches in all competitions for Atletico Madrid finished with more than 2.5 goals.

This is why we reckon over 2.5 goals is a possibility in this match and is our second prediction.

Half time result: DRAW @ 1/1 - BET NOW

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Nine of Atletico Madrid’s last 12 matches in all competitions went into the halftime break as draws. Eight of Real Sociedad’s last 13 games in all competitions were draws at halftime. These teams are stereotypically strong defensive sides, despite the issues Atletico Madrid have had in defence.

Two of the last five games between Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid finished the first half as draws. Our betting tips prediction is for Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid to go into halftime drawing.

Real Sociedad have played well at home this season, while Atletico Madrid have been hot and cold on the road. Atletico Madrid are undefeated in four straight games in all competitions versus Real Sociedad. Our betting tips prediction is for Atletico Madrid to get a win at full-time in the Copa del Rey.

Real Sociedad vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips