Betis and Atletico will meet in the 27th round of the Spanish championship. Here’s a prediction for a match in which the bookmakers have no clear favourite. Full statistics and all current odds for the match can be found at 1xbet mobile app.
The arrival of Manuel Pellegrini as head coach of Betis immediately brought positive results. In the Spanish league, the Sevilla side are in contention for a place in the Champions League, finishing third in the table; in the Europa League, they won a place in the last eight after knocking out Zenit.
That said, last time out in La Liga, Betis suffered their eighth defeat of the season when they lost the derby to Sevilla (1-2), although they had previously beaten Mallorca (2-1) and Levante (4-2) consecutively.
The reigning Spanish champions are a pale shadow of the Atletico that took the trophy last season. Right now, Diego Simeone’s side sit fifth overall in the La Liga standings.
In the Champions League last eight, the Indians have a return leg in England against Manchester United – teams that previously drew 1-1 in Madrid – and two rounds in the Spanish championship, Atletico have since beaten Celta 2-0 and Osasuna 3-0.
Figures and statistics:
Bookmakers have a minimum preference for Atletico in this match, with odds of 2.49 to win;
Betis have not lost in 8 of their last 10 matches at home in all competitions;
Atletico have won only 2 of their last 5 away matches in all competitions.
Atletico’s lauded defence has been consistently misfiring this season, but neither can Betis boast a solid defence. Therefore, this matchup is worth considering the “both to score” option for 1.72.