Real Sociedad have enjoyed considerable success in the Copa Del Rey in recent times and they will be hoping to extend the same when taking on Atletico Madrid in their next game in the competition. A level of stability has been visible in Real Sociedad’s recent matches and they head to this with two straight wins and three games unbeaten. Their most recent match ended in a 1-0 win over Celta Vigo, presenting their first clean sheet in four matches. While the goals are now coming more regularly, Sociedad have conceded two goals twice in the last four matches. They have scored in each of the last five matches, on two occasions scoring two or more goals. Three of their last five matches have produced over 2.5 goals and they go to this game with four straight wins in the Copa Del Rey. In three of the four cup games, they’ve kept clean sheets.
Atletico Madrid have also been doing well ahead of this game; they however had to fight from 2-1 down to earn a point in a 2-2 draw away to Villarreal in their last game. The two wins they’ve had in the last three matches have come against much weaker opposition – Rayo Vallecano and Rayo Majadahonda. This will be a tougher opponent but having scored in each of their last five matches, they will be well geared for this game. In the last three matches, Atletico have scored two or more goals and four of their last five matches have produced over 2.5 goals. Away from home, Atletico have managed just one clean sheet in the last five, the 5-0 win over Rayo Majadahonda.
A high scoring game is expected here, given the nature of these teams’ recent matches. Both sides have been prolific in attack, while they’ve had a few questions in defence and this will be carried over to this game, which makes over 2.5 goals a likely outcome.