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1/29/2014 2:11:00 PM
Continental soccer betting serves up a
right cracker between Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad, marking La Liga week
22 betting. Join us as we breakdown this matchup complete with soccer free
picks for your consideration.
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Madrid continue to apply pressure
Atletico Madrid stubbornly refuse to relent
in the La Liga race, maintaining
their place sandwiched inbetween the top two favourites Barcelona and Real
Madrid. Atleti are second but level on points with Barcelona and a point ahead
of Real Madrid. Speaking of stubborn, sportsbooks
continue to disregard them as credible champions this season, listing them
at massive +750 soccer odds to pull
off the feat, which is a considerably higher price tag to the aforementioned
tandem listed at -125 and +150, respectively.
Atletico Madrid are flush off a 4-2 victory
over Rayo Vallecano, marking a return to winning form after dropping the
previous two games on draws – 1-1 to Sevilla and 0-0 to Barcelona. Overall,
they are 17-3-1 on the season with 54 points through 21 laps, which includes a
9-2-0 mark at home and an equally impressive 8-1-1 mark on the road. Most
impressive, Atleti have scored 52 goals and conceded just 14.
Predictably, Atleti are the overwhelming
favourites at -333 to win outright when they host Real Sociedad, a credible
side that can’t be underestimated but, by all accounts, expected to find itself
out of depth in Madrid.
Sociedad long shots of the week
Real Sociedad are after an impressive 4-0
victory over a hapless Elche in week 21
La Liga betting, extending their run of form to two games undefeated.
Sixth in La Liga with a 10-6-5 mark, Real
Sociedad is enjoying a good season by most standards. In a league where a huge
drop off between the top two (or three clubs as is the case this season) and
the rest of the field exists, they are found wanting in many aspects. Proof
positive their soccer odds to
mastermind the upset in the nation’s capital that ring in at +900 across sportsbooks. Only Valencia
at +1800 are deemed bigger underdogs in the week with a date at Barcelona. What’s
more, even the draw offers no reprieve at +400 soccer odds.
Going against Real Sociedad is not only the
quality of the opposition but also their road form in the league this season
which is a modest 3-4-4 to date, a significant departure from their home form
that stands at 7-2-1.
Madrid vs. Real Sociedad betting tips and picks
Everything about this matchup points to a
home banker: Atleti are undefeated in 21 games across all competitions and
undefeated in their last 19 games at home. That is an incredible run of form,
hard to argue against and so, Atleti to win outright at -333 has to be the recommended soccer pick.
This doesn’t mean that Real Sociedad will
be pushovers. But when they’ll have all to do to score a goal, drawing or
winning this game becomes an unlikely probability. Keep in mind, Atleti’s
defence at home is nigh solid with just seven goals conceded in 11 games.
Nonetheless, the Over 2.5 at -163 on team
totals and both teams to score
appear to be the correct additional
soccer picks to consider here because despite the obvious mismatch on
paper, Real Sociedad do have the firepower to be able to trouble Atleti’s
backline and perhaps even get one by them.
Free Soccer Picks: Atleti to win outright at -333; Over 2.5 at -163