Atletico Madrid vs Real Betis
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 7 October 2018
Kick-Off at 15:15 UK 16:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).
Estadio Wanda Metropolitano will play host to one of the most interesting games of the Matchday on Sunday afternoon as Atletico Madrid are set to take on the in-form Real Betis side.
The hosts caught ground on the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid in spite of a rather slower kick off to the new season. The Mattressers grew in form lately and picked up seven points from last three games, a streak that includes a goalless draw to bitter city rivals Real Madrid last weekend at Santiago Bernabeu.
They returned on the winning ways on Wednesday evening beating Club Brugge 3-1 in the Champions league second round. Can they keep the fine form going with another success here against in-form Real Betis?
Atletico Madrid vs Real Betis: Head-to-head
Atletico Madrid were the dominant force in the most recent history of head to head matches against Los Beticos.
The Mattressers won eight and drew one of last nine meetings with Real Betis who are winless in 14 games against Atletico Madrid.
Interestingly, juts two of last ten H2H games saw goals at both ends, while only one of last six produced three or more goals.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Betis: Prediction
Betis have reasons to be optimistic about bringing such a dreadful H2H trend to an end here. They’ve probably been the toughest side to break down in the entire league in the last couple of weeks.
Los Beticos kept their net untouched in six of last seven games in all competitions and they come into this off the back of two straight narrow wins in La Liga (1-0 over both Girona and Leganes).
Quique Setien will likely park the bus and rely on such a splendid defensive form here against Atletico who might struggle to create in the build-up play against such opposition.
Based on both the H2H trend and the current form, we have to see the Under 2.5 goals Ft as by far the best of the betting options at the 1.66 odds.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Betis: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66 (4/6)
Atletico Madrid to keep a clean sheet @ 1.80 (4/5).