Sep 1, 2013 at 6pm UK at ​Estadio Anoeta
Real Sociedad
1-2
AtleticoAtletico Madrid
Prieto (69')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Villa (27'), Koke (56')
Turan (25'), Suarez (58'), Gabi (77')

Preview: Real Sociedad vs. Atletico Madrid

Sports Mole previews Sunday's La Liga clash between Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid.

Arguably the fixture of the weekend in La Liga takes place at the Estadio Municipal de Anoeta on Sunday as Real Sociedad welcome Atletico Madrid.

Both sides learned their fate in the Champions League this week with Sociedad drawn in Group A alongside Manchester United, Shakhtar Donetsk and Bayer Leverkusen. Meanwhile, Atletico were pitted in Group G alongside Iberian rivals Porto, Zenit St Petersburg and Austria Vienna.

Sociedad have taken four points from their opening two games of the league season, but they were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw with Elche last week. Atletico have a 100% record after two games, however, with comprehensive wins over Sevilla and Rayo Vallecano.

The corresponding match last season ended in a 1-0 win for Atletico, but Sociedad were victorious by the same scoreline when they travelled to Madrid in March.

Sociedad will be without the services of Jose Angel and Imanol Agirretxe through injury, but Antoine Griezmann is fit to return and should start in attack alongside Carlos Vela and Haris Seferovic.

Xabi Prieto is also pushing for a start in midfield alongside Esteban Granero, but Markel Bergara may have to be content with a place on the bench.

Atletico will be without the services of Felipe Luis and Arda Turan, who both saw red in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona on Wednesday.

Emiliano Insua is therefore expected to come into the side at left-back, while Cristian Rodriguez, Leo Baptistao and Adrian Lopez will all hope to start on the left of the attack.

Recent form:

Sociedad: WWDW
Atletico: WDWD

Possible lineups:

Sociedad: Bravo; Cadamuro, Estrada, Inigo Martinez, De la Bella; Pardo, Prieto, Granero; Griezmann, Vela, Seferovic

Atletico: Courtois; Juanfran, Godin, Miranda, Insua; Gabi, Suarez, Koke; Costa, Villa, Rodriguez

Sports Mole says: 1-1

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