Diego Simeone's side have drawn their last two games, which has allowed city rivals Real Madrid to move two points behind them in the table. However, they boast the best home record in the league having won all 13 of their games at the Vicente Calderon this season.
Sociedad could move into the Champions League places with a victory, if other results go their way.
Sociedad coach Philippe Montanier could name an unchanged lineup from last week's 3-3 draw with Real Betis.
Atletico Madrid: LWLWWD
Real Sociedad: DWWDWD
Atletico Madrid: Courtois; Miranda, Godin, Felipe, Koke; Gabi, Raul Garcia, Turan, Juanfran; Diego Costa, Falcao
Real Sociedad: Bravo; Bella, C Martinez, I Martinez, Gonzalez; Zurutuza, Bergara, Vela, Prieto, Griezmann; Agirretxe
Sports Mole says: 3-1