Real Betis will need to get over the heartbreak of losing their local derby against Seville quickly, with a crucial clash with Atletico at the Estadio Benito Villamarín on Sunday. This game is very important as far as the race for Champions League places goes.
Where and when: Estadio Benito Villamarín – 6 March, kick-off 15:15
Where you can see Real Betis vs. Atletico Madrid: La Liga TV, bet365 live streaming
Last time: Atletico blew Betis away earlier in the season, beating Manuel Pellegrini’s side 3-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano. Results have not been as impressive since though.
Real Betis vs. Atletico Madrid Predictions and Preview
With Sevilla and Betis going into last week’s local derby positioned in second and third, it is safe to safe that there was a lot riding on the outcome. Betis may not be able to catch Real Madrid at the top of La Liga – but they could spoil Sevilla’s chances of doing so. But in the end, a strangely tame performance handed their bitter rivals the points and left Betis licking their wounds.
A Copa del Rey tie against Rayo Vallecano comes on Thursday before this one – and both games will be important as to how Betis will carry on after last week’s result.
Atletico Madrid will also be keen to get back into the race for the Champions League spots though. A very poor run of results at the end of last year scuppered a title challenge and now a top four finish is probably Diego Simeone’s only hope – aside from the Champions League campaign.
Real Betis vs. Atletico Madrid full time result odds
Atletico Madrid come into this game as the favourites, but it is the home side that has arguably played the most exciting football in La Liga this season. The derby defeat will be a major disappointment but could also act as a boost that could see Betis come out strongly at the weekend. Odds of 15/8 for a home win certainly look interesting.
Real Betis vs. Atletico Madrid both teams to score odds
One thing that can probably be guaranteed at the Estadio Benito Villamarín on Sunday is goals. There has been only one goalless draw involving either side in the league all season and Betis had been scoring for fun in recent weeks. Even Atletico have thrown off the shackles this season, so a price of 4/5 for both teams to score would seem to be the best way to go.
Real Betis vs. Atletico Madrid correct score odds
As we have gone for both teams to find the net on Sunday it is likely that Atletico will need to score at least two to take all three points. But they may need more than that to stop a Betis side that have enjoyed racking up the goals count this season. Only Real Madrid have managed more than Pellegrini’s men and a 2-1 home win would seem to fit with recent results. That correct score can be found at odds of 11/1.
Real Betis vs. Atletico Madrid first goalscorer odds
Real Betis had to rely on club legend Sergio Canales to score their only goal against Sevilla deep in injury last weekend. But they are unlikely to leave it so late this Sunday. Atletico may be a little cautious, so 5/1 for Luis Suarez to score for the visitors might be optimistic. A price of 15/2 for Betis’ Nabil Fekir is worth looking out for though.