Atletico Madrid vs Real Betis
Spain – La Liga
Date: Sunday, 22 April 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid).
Atletico Madrid will be looking to bounce back from the toughest defeat they’ve suffered so far in the season on Sunday when they host Real Betis in one of the most interesting clashes of the weekend in La Liga. Diego someone will have a lot to say to his players after a 3-0 loss to real Sociedad in Thursday’s clash at Anoeta.
Nonetheless, the Argentine manager will have doubts about giving a potential rest to his star men (primarily Antoine Griezmann) ahead of the much-important Europa League semifinal against Arsenal next Thursday. The team obviously wants to keep the second position in the domestic league and finish the season above their bitter city rivals Real Madrid.
Real Betis will be a super challenging opposition, particularly if we know they won six on the bounce coming into this fixture at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Betis: Head-to-head
Atletico Madrid completely dominated this match-up in the most recent history.
The Mattressers won eight and drew one of last nine meetings with Los Beticos.
Betis scored just one goal in last three games against Atletico Madrid.
Atleti won 10 out of 21 home games against Real Betis.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Betis: Prediction
Diego Costa is still injured and he will likely skip Betis’ visit. Kevin Gameiro should get a chance from the first minute up front, but he did not do much when he got one on Thursday at Anoeta. The hosts will definitely have the Europa League semi-final on their mind. These are all parameters speaking in Betis’ favour.
Knowing that the visitors won six straight league matches, we have to try with the away win or draw double chance bet at the odds of 2.30. Also, Quique Setien’s men kept their net untouched in five consecutive matches in Primera Division. Knowing that the hosts failed to find the target against Sociedad in mid-week, we do fancy the Under 2.5 goals FT beta t 1.80.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Betis: Bet Tips
Real Betis or Draw Double Chance @ 2.30
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80