Spanish La Liga: Betis vs. Atletico MadridPublished November 22, 2015 by Florin P
Injury-free Atletico Madrid expected to come out firing on all cylinders against ailing Betis (7:30 p.m UK Time).
Things are heating up in the Spanish first division, with Real Madrid and Barcelona separated by just three points. El Classico is the game that everyone is anxiously waiting for, because it is usually this match that decides the championship winner. Atletico Madrid has an easier schedule and should take advantage of this opportunity by handing another defeat to the newly promoted Betis Sevilla.
Home Pitch Struggles for Betis
The Cinderella of Sevilla returned to the Primera Division, but the squad was not fully adjusted to the level of play. As a result, the team has alternated victories with defeats and several games ended undecided, with Betis being constantly under siege. They are one of the three teams winning fewer points at home than on the road and this doesn’t bode well ahead of Atletico Madrid’s visit.
Four players are either injured or suspended and the midfield is the one most affected, something that can be speculated by the visitors. A narrow margin victory over Malaga has lifted the spirits for Betis players and fans, yet the team allowed a combined several goals in the previous three fixtures.
Both Objectives in Danger for Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid is once again fighting a war on two fronts, trying to win the domestic championship and the Champions League. They are still very much alive and kicking in both quests, but recent results could jeopardize their plans.
After back-to-back draws that came at the end of games dominated by Atletico Madrid, they struck it lucky and defeated Gijon at home. The goal was scored in overtime and Simeone knows all too well that he got terribly lucky and won’t take similar chances against Betis. The visitors will play aggressive football and aim for a wide margin victory, so punters can take the odds of 8/13 offered by bet365 Sports.