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Preview: Atletico Madrid vs. Real Betis – Prediction

Preview: Atletico Madrid vs. Real Betis – Prediction

Atletico Madrid will host Real Betis in the La Liga on Sunday. Fourth position In the La Liga rankings, Diego Simeone’s team is currently 10 points ahead of Real Betis. They are in sixth position. In 2024–2025, both clubs are vying to compete in Europe.

Preview (Atletico Madrid vs. Real Betis)

Atletico suffered a 4-0 aggregate loss to Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey semifinals. It included a 3-0 loss at San Mames on Thursday night. This defeat extended Atletico’s losing streak to six games across all competitions amid a trying time for the team. In addition, Simeone’s team is trailing Inter Milan 1-0 going into the second leg of their Champions League matchup, and they are fighting to place in the top four of La Liga this year. The Red and Whites’ solitary victory in their previous four league games. It came against Las Palmas 5-0 at home. Their most recent encounter ended in a 2-2 tie with cellar team Almeria.

Fourth-place Athletic Bilbao will host Barcelona at San Mames on Sunday night. They are just three points clear of fifth-place Athletic Madrid in the La Liga standings. They are also 13 points behind leaders Real Madrid. The team from the capital has the best home record in the top division of Spain this year. They have won 12 of their 13 games and drawn one. They also defeated Real Betis 1-0 in the previous season’s matchup between the two teams. When Real Betis and Atletico played in Seville earlier in the season, the two teams drew goallessly.

However, they recovered magnificently the previous time out in the league, defeating Athletic 3-1. The Green and Whites, who took sixth place in La Liga the previous year, are presently sitting sixth in the standings, two points ahead of Real Sociedad in seventh place and seven behind Athletic in fifth. Real Betis has only dropped four of its 26 league games so far this year, but at this point in the season, their record of 12 draws has kept them from finishing even further in the standings.

Preview: Atletico Madrid vs. Real Betis - Prediction
Source: Telecom Asia

Team News

Due to an ankle injury, Antoine Griezmann, one of Atletico’s most important forwards, is still out of commission. Jose Gimenez, Cesar Azpilicueta, and Thomas Lemar are also sidelined with injuries. Memphis Depay is expected to start in the final third of the pitch. Although the Red and Whites have not disclosed any problems from their match against Athletic, head coach Simeone is expected to make changes for this game.

Nabil Fekir, Sergi Altimira, Marc Roca, Itor Ruibal, Juan Miranda, Edric Bakambu, Abner Vinicius, Isco, Guido Rodriguez, and Marc Bartra are among Real Betis’ several injured players. Ayoze Perez hasn’t been in the team since the middle of January, but he’s making great progress towards recovering from his ankle injury, so there’s a potential he may return. Following a suspension, Sokratis Papastathopoulos is also back in the lineup. This weekend, William Carvalho, Rodri, and Hector Bellerin are anticipated to play.

Atletico Madrid 2-1 Real Betis

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