• Atletico have not won any of their last two home league meetings with Real Sociedad (D1 L1); they have never gone three in a row without a victory against them.
  • The Basque side have the opportunity to win two consecutive top-flight trips to the Vicente Calderon for the first time in their history.
  • Real Sociedad are the only team outside of Barcelona and Real Madrid to have defeated Diego Simeone’s Atletico side at the Calderon.
  • David Villa, who scored his first league goal for Atletico in the Anoeta, has scored in the last two La Liga gameweeks.
  • Antoine Griezman has become the first Real Sociedad player to score five headed goals in a single La Liga season since Darko Kovacevic in 2004/05.
  • Diego Costa has gone four league games without a goal; his worst run since January of last year (six).
  • Real Sociedad have scored a league-high 12 headed goals this season, though only Granada (one) have conceded fewer than Atletico (two) this way.
  • Diego Simeone’s side are the only La Liga outfit yet to score from outside the area this term.
  • Altetico have the second-best shot conversion rate in La Liga this season (21.8%), while Real Sociedad are third (19.3%).
  • Atletico Madrid have won a league-high 426 tackles this season; 120 more than the team in last place in this category – Real Sociedad (306).