Atletico Madrid vs Real Betis predictions, H2H and match preview for this Saturday’s game in LaLiga. Read on for analysis, free betting tips and predicted line-up as Los Rojiblancos entertain Betis.
by Mark Sochon (@marksoc1)
Atletico Madrid vs Real Betis Preview
Atletico Madrid can secure Champions League qualification on Saturday evening as they entertain Real Betis at the Wanda Metropolitano. A victory would ensure they are in next season’s competition given they’d then be nine points clear of Villarreal in 5th with a superior H2H record.
Overall Diego Simeone will be very pleased with how his team have played since the restart. Their 8 matches have produced 5 wins and 3 draws and they’ve looked much more threatening in the final third than they were earlier in the season when goals were incredibly hard to come by. Atleti average 2 goals per game since the resumption with a bit of creativity in midfield from the likes of Marcos Llorente and Yannick Carrasco going some way to explaining the improvement.
As for Real Betis, they are now safe following a 3-0 win over Osasuna in midweek, easily one of their best showings of the entire season. That would have impressed Manuel Pellegrini who was on Thursday announced as the new Betis boss for the 2020/21 season.
The former Villarreal and Real Madrid coach will return to LaLiga for the first time in seven years and on the surface it’s a good appointment, although he will become the 23rd man to coach Betis this century, which suggests the 3 year contract may be a bit optimistic. While he won’t take charge yet, the hiring of a new coach may just provide some incentive to perform for Betis players in these final few games.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Betis Predictions
Score Prediction: 2-0 Atleti
Real Betis have underperformed badly this season and relative to the quality in their squad, a return of just 1 away win from 17 matches is pitiful. With Atletico Madrid looking strong and having only lost once all season in the league at the Wanda Metropolitano, it’s hard to see anything but a solid win for Diego Simeone’s men here despite that improved midweek display from Betis.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Betis Betting Tips (18+)
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Atletico Madrid vs Real Betis H2H
- Last 6 Competitive Meetings: 3 Atleti Wins, 1 Betis Win, 2 Draws.
- Atleti won 2-1 at the Benito Villamarin earlier this season.
- Betis have only scored on 1 of their last 8 visits to Atletico Madrid.
- They lost 1-0 here last term.
Predicted Line Ups
Oblak – Lodi, Savic, Felipe, Trippier – Thomas, Saul – Koke, Llorente, Carrasco – Costa (4-2-3-1)
Martin – Moreno, Feddal, Mandi, Emerson – Canales, Rodriguez, Guardado – Pedraza, Iglesias, Fekir (4-3-3)
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