Apr 20, 2018
Apr 20, 2018

La Liga preview: Atletico Madrid vs Real Betis

La Liga preview: Atletico Madrid vs Real Betis

Atletico Madrid play Real Betis in this weekend’s highlight La Liga match. Looking for value in the Atletico Madrid vs. Real Betis odds? Read on to inform your Atletico Madrid vs. Real Betis prediction.

A close look at the Atletico Madrid vs. Real Betis odds

The money line odds imply Atletico Madrid have around a 60% chance of winning his game.

Atleti were 1.826* favourites on the -1 handicap prior to their midweek fixture but have drifted to 2.160* after a poor performance in that game.

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Atletico Madrid vs. Real Betis stats: What you need to know

Time: Sunday April 22, 19:45 GMT kickoff

Venue: Wanda Metropolitano

Team news:

Atletico Madrid: Diego Costa is an injury doubt whilst Lucas Hernandez returns from suspension.

Real Betis: Francis Guerrero and Antonio Adan miss out through injury. Javi Garcia returns from suspension.

  • Atletico Madrid are undefeated at home in La Liga (12 wins, four draws)
  • Real Betis away La Liga record: eight wins, one draw, seven losses
  • Atleti have dropped points in four of their last seven games
  • The visitors have won their last six La Liga matches
  • Betis have kept clean sheets in their last five games

Inform your Atletico Madrid vs. Real Betis prediction

Atletico Madrid take on Real Betis in a clash between second and fifth in La Liga. Betis are having a superb season and points here would go a long way towards securing a Europa League place for next season.

Atleti have also had a strong season but the title is now beyond their reach. The Madrid side now have little to play for in La Liga and may field a weakened side in preparation for Thursday’s Europa League match against Arsenal.

Betis have now won six games on the bounce and will fancy their chances to take a big victory here, despite the strength of their opponents. They have kept five clean sheets over that run of games and, if Atleti opt to rest Griezmann, they should restrict Atletico’s shooting opportunities.

Atletico Madrid vs. Real Betis: Where is the value?

Real Betis to score in this game should offer value at 1.763*. Atleti’s defence has been superb all season but Thursday’s 3-0 loss to Sociedad suggests the league may not be their priority at this stage.

Equally, Betis’ good form suggests they can perform better than expectations here. The hosts have dropped points in four of their last seven league matches so could be a little vulnerable here. They are available at 1.781* on the +1 handicap and could be the sensible bet at that price.

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