Tobias Gourlay's sticking in Spain as Diego Simeone leads a raid on the Basque Country
"Visiting teams from the wrong half of the table, Atletico are W6-D2-L1 this season"
Back Atletico Madrid @ 2.3211/8 to beat Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad v Atletico Madrid
Thursday 18:30 (Live on Sky Sports Red Button)
Not the result we were expecting and not the goalscorer we were expecting either. At the Mestalla last night, one Loic Remy scored twice for Getafe in the first half to down high-flying Valencia 2-1 on their own patch.
Today we're trying our luck in northern Spain, where Atletico Madrid are headed for a showdown with 12th-placed Real Sociedad. With Valencia losing and Real Madrid only drawing last night, Diego Simeone's men have a chance to pull six points clear in the race for second place.
Home and away, Atletico have won 5/6 head-to-heads with Sociedad, who have little left to play for this season. At Anoeta, Eusebio Sacristan's Basques have gone W2-D1-L5 hosting teams now in La Liga's top nine. They've lost 3/3 against the teams now alongside Atletico in the top four.
Atletico are winless in three on the road, but those matches all came against top-six sides. Visiting teams from the wrong half of the table, the Mattress Makers are W6-D2-L1 this season. At an odds-against price, we're backing them to make the runners-up spot their own tonight.