ATL Vs RS Dream11 Team, Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Atletico Madrid look to use today’s encounter as a means to garner vital practice for next month’s Champions League clash.
With the top 4 sealed and nothing else left to fight for, not many would blame Atletico Madrid if the club doled out a second straight tie for their culminating tie in La Liga 2019-20. However, this is a club instilled with fighting spirit, a side which has traditionally accorded the same importance to every encounter it has taken to the middle.
And its this mentality which has seen Atletico Madrid forge themselves into such a daunting unit, traits responsible for their subliminal revival in the league this season. Lacklustre and languid in attack all season long, the team sat down to address it contentious issues in the three month hiatus accorded to the club.
Under the tutelage of Simeone, the club was quick to forage its way the much needed attacking acumen once the league resumed with the club emerging as an unstoppable juggernaut since the league has restarted. Back at their best, the club’s string of five unbeaten clashes on the spin saw them make massive strides to sit in 3rd place with a spot in the Champions League awaiting them next season as well.
With business in the league wrapped up, Atletico Madrid will utilise today’s encounter to gauge their strength for their next travails. Set to play in the quarter-finals of the Champions League after downing Liverpool before the lockdown, the Spanish side will want to test its acumen come Real Sociedad in their culminating 2019-20 fixture.
While this will be stern test for the home side with the club taking on a Real Sociedad out scrounging for a place in the Europa League, we envision Atletico Madrid having enough in their tank to pull off a win.
Probable Playing 11
- Sime sees out the season on the sideline due to an injury while Saul and Mario will also miss out for Atletico Madrid due to their suspensions.
- The trio of Luca, Ander and Han is out injured for this one while Artiz misses out due to his suspension.
Oblak, Trippier, Gimenez, Felipe, Lodi, Vitolo, Koke, Thomas, Correa, Costa, Morata
Moya, Gorosabel, Llorente, Le Normand, Monreal, Zubimendi, Merino, Oyarzabal, Odegaard, Portu, Willian Jose
La Liga 2019-20
Match: Atletico Madrid Vs Real Sociedad
Date And Time: 19th July, Sunday- 12:30am IST
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid
- Morata: 12 Goals
Willian Jose: 11 Goals
Getafe Vs Atletico Madrid: 0-2
Real Sociedad Vs Sevilla: 0-0
ATL Vs RS Dream11 Picks
Miguel Angel Moya is going to be inducted in our side as the goal-keeper for this one. With a draw ensuring them of atleast 7th place in La Liga, Real Sociedad will hand over immense focus to their defence, a gameplan Miguel is capable of executing owing to his well endowed brand of goal-keeping.
When you have let in mere 26 goals in 37 ties, its only rightful to immerse in your side when it comes to this ambit of the side. While Atletico Madrid’s defence speaks for itself, the lacklustre and dreary quality of Real Sociedad’s attack is what really alluded us towards a four man docket from the home team with the visiting side having failed to have scored in three of its last five clashes.
And up infront of an Atletico Madrid side which has given cold feet to the best of the best, we don’t envisage Real Sociedad breaking out of their rut today. Another cleansheet is very well on the cards for the home side to see Kieran Tripper, Stefan Savic, Renan Lodi and Jose Gimenez all find a place in our team.
Before the Coronavirus pandemic ended up halting football in Spain, Marcos Llorente has made a name for himself with his scintillating showing against Liverpool. Four months on, the midfielder has only gone onto further prove his calibre with a string of luscious performances, showings which have spurred on Atletico Madrid’s attack.
He’s going to find company in Koke who has the five assists while the home side will see us make Portu the first pick from the team. The player has a staggering 8 assists in the league, numbers which are a testament to his guile, one which has served the side fruitfully in their attacking travails.
Mikel Merino’s recent goal scoring spree sees him come in as well from the side to close out the duo from the team.
Scoring the last time around, Atletico Madrid’s top scorer Alvaro Morata now has the 12 goals this season to see us make him our pick from the side. Elsewhere, Real Sociedad will see their mainstay in attack, leading scorer with an astounding 11 goals and 11 assists, Mikel Oyarzabal complete our Dream 11 side for the tie.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Koke is going to captain our side owing to his ball handling abilities while Trippier is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Moya, Gimenez, Savic, Trippier, Lodi, Koke, Llorente, Portu, Merino, Mikel, Morata
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