Atletico Madrid v Real Betis – Betting Preview
Atletico Madrid Summary
After their highly impressive win over Valencia where they won an improving opponent 3-0, Atletico Madrid is experiencing their best dynamic of the season.
As a result of this excellent momentum, they now command the 3rd spot over Real Sociedad.
At the start of the calendar year, it was the Basques that was in full control of that position.
Indeed, Real Madrid in 2nd place of La Liga 2022/23 is only 5 points ahead of them and is now on their radar.
Not having UEFA football on their schedule is seeing them play some of their best and most effective football of the campaign.
As a result, the mood in the camp is superb and they’ll go for another convincing win here, though they do respect Betis.
Looking now at team news for this potentially tricky game against 4th-placed Betis.
Simeone has only one new absence of note with Memphis Depay missing. It will open up the nod for Alvaro Morata to play alongside Griezmann, which is a loss on form.
Real Betis Summary
Real Betis defeated Real Mallorca 1-0 in the most recent game before the international break.
That was a vital three points which kept them in 5th place and with an important 4-point gap over an improving Villarreal.
They begin the round just 3 points away from Real Sociedad who currently occupy the fourth spot.
Atletico Madrid is in 3rd place and six points above them, so it’s a massive chance to open up the top four places.
The motivation is very high to win against Atletico Madrid and give themselves a real chance to make the UCL positions.
Looking at team news now. Real Betis remain without key man Nabil Fekir but important defender Luiz Felipe is set to return.
The speedy Brazilian winger Luis Henrique is back from a suspension but this news is wiped out by the new ban which is to Sergio Canales.
Guardado is also missing due to a ban but he is more of a squad player this season, so it does not hurt their overall strength.
Looking at the 1×2 market first. Atletico is the favourite to win @ 1.55.
The draw is @ 3.75 and Betis to win is @ 6.20.
Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. Atletico -1 is in sparking form at home, given the odds @ 1.90.
Betis +1 is @ 1.93. They fully respect the host and will play to stay level as long as possible and try to score first.
Looking at The Under/Over goal betting last of all. The line is set at 2.5. there is normally mutual respect between these and it’s a tight affair. However, in this game, I suspect this could be a very entertaining and open match.
The Over is @ 1.97 and the Under is @ 1.87. Preference for Overs.