Atl. Madrid – Betis : Preview & Prediction
7th day of La Liga!
Atletico fulfilled their goal last year of qualifying for the Champions League this season. With a 3rd place behind the two giants and ahead of Seville, the Colchoneros had a good season. The club launched its season perfectly against Granada (Colchoneros’ 6-1 victory for their first league match), before stringing two draws on virgin scores (in Huesca and against Villarreal), then winning at Celta Vigo 0- 2 last weekend. In the Champions League this week, the Colchoneros lost 4-0 in Munich against defending champions Bayern.
The Betis, very disappointing 15th last year, can and should do much better, and aim at least for the first part of the table. Nabil Fekir’s club started their season well with two wins (0-1 at Alavés and 2-0 against Valladolid) before becoming inconstant and losing 3 games in the last 4 days (2-3 against Real Madrid, 3 -0 in Getafe then 0-3 against Sociedad, 0-2 victory in Valencia in the meantime).
Atletico finished 3rd (out of 20) at home in La Liga last year with 12 wins, 6 draws and 1 loss.
Atletico have scored 28 goals and conceded 11 in 19 home league games last year. Which made it the best defense, tied with Real!
Betis finished 19th in La Liga away from home last year with just 1 win, 7 draws and 11 defeats.
Betis have scored 14 goals and conceded 33 in 19 away league games last year. Which made it the 6th worst attack as well as the 5th worst defense!
Atletico need to recover from their Champions League rout and this game is a good opportunity to do so. At home and against an inconsistent opponent, the Colchoneros can win this match. Victory for Atletico!
Atl. Madrid – Betis : Betting Tips
Atl. Madrid – Win Odds: 1.55
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70