Real Betis vs Atletico Madrid
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 3 February 2019
Kick-Off at 15:15 UK / 16:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarín (Sevilla).
Atletico Madrid will continue the pursuit for defending champions Barcelona at Estadio Benito Villamarin where they are to play Real Betis on La Liga Matchday No 22.
Betis are one of the most unpredictable teams in the division, but the Mattresses should be favourites to claim the spoils given their fine overall form in recent weeks.
Diego Simeone’s men claimed 19 out of possible 21 points (six wins and a draw) from past seven league affairs. They have by far the best defensive record in the league with just 13 goals allowed in 21 games so far. They did not concede a single goal in last 270 minutes in Primera Division.
Can Jan Oblak make it fourth clean sheet on the bounce here against Los Beticos?
Real Betis vs Atletico Madrid: Head-to-head
Betis generally struggled to create in the final third in latest head to head outings against Atletico Madrid.
The Mattressers kept three successive clean sheets in H2H affairs with Los Beticos.
There were only five goals scored in total in past five head to head games between these two sides (one per match).
Four of last seven H2H outings ended with the same 1-0 scoreline (all in Atletico’s favour).
Real Betis vs Atletico Madrid: Prediction
The hosts slipped down to eighth place in La Liga standings after losing three of past four league fixtures. They failed to break Athletic Bilbao’s defensive line in a 1-0 defeat last weekend at San Mames Barria.
Quique Setien thus clearly has reasons to be worried for ahead of this fixture against the second-placed Mattressers who will be highly motivated to keep the excellent spell of form going.
Atleti dominated this match-up in recent years and they will come into this off the back of six wins and a draw in last seven league outings. It is more than enough for us to go for the away win as the main betting prediction at the odds of 2.15.
Real Betis vs Atletico Madrid: Bet Tips
Atletico Madrid to win @ 2.15 (23/20)
Atletico Madrid to keep a clean sheet @ 2.37 (11/8).