Real Betis vs Atletico MadridLa Liga, KO: 20:00 Apr 11, 2021, Estadio Benito Villamarin
Atletico Madrid will continue their push for the Spanish La Liga title when they travel to the Estadio Benito Villamarin for a La Liga clash against in form Real Betis. Atletico have not been at their sharpest lately but with Betis likely to be without injured top scorer Borja Iglesias, a share of the spoils could be on the cards.
Real Betis were held to a 1-1 draw at Elche in their previous La Liga fixture. Borja Iglesias scored from the spot early in the first half and then went off injured before Elche struck the equaliser.
The visitors have been producing fine displays and results in the second half of the season and are now up to fifth on the table. However, they often struggle against the top sides suffering 3-2 defeats to Real Madrid and Barcelona and losing 2-0 to Atletico Madrid in the reverse fixture.
Manuel Pellegrini’s men have maintained a fine record at the Estadio Benito Villamarin where they are unbeaten in eight of their last nine matches. That run is driven by a solid defence as they have kept clean sheets in two of their last three home matches.
Atletico Madrid were disappointing in their previous La Liga fixture as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at Sevilla. It was a frustrating outing for the Madrid club as they struggled to get past a solid Sevilla defence.
Atletico Madrid have looked out of form in recent weeks, crashing out of the UEFA Champions League and watching their lead at the top of La Liga reduced to one point. They have claimed just one victory n their last four matches in all competitions which was a 1-0 home win against bottom side Alaves.
Diego Simeone’s men have found things difficult on their travels with just one win in their last five away matches. They have earned draws at Getafe and Levante in that run but are without a goal in their last three away matches.
How the bookies view it
While Atletico Madrid have struggled lately, they often do well against Real Betis and can earn a point on Sunday.
Head to head
Atletico Madrid have a good record against Real Betis with 23 wins from 48 previous matches. Betis have claimed 12 victories while there have been 13 draws between both teams.
Atleti claimed a 2-0 victory in the reverse fixture back in October.
Players to watch
Real Betis have looked solid at the back, particularly at home, thanks to centre backs Aissa Mandi and Victor Ruiz. They have kept clean sheets in two of their last three home matches and will be hoping for a repeat at 9/4 with bet365.
Despite their recent struggles, Atletico Madrid still boast one of the best defences in La Liga. Jose Gimenez and Mario Hermoso often feature at centre back and will be hoping for a clean sheet at 43/25 with Sporting Index.
Anything else catch the eye?
With Real Betis and Atletico Madrid usually solid at the back, there are likely to be few goals in this one. It could be worth a punt backing only one team to score at 63/50 with Sporting Nation while Betfred is offering 13/2 on neither team to score.
With both teams also appearing evenly matched at the moment, a halftime draw could also be on the cards at 17/16 with SBK.
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