Atlético Madrid vs Real Betis Prediction: La Liga Match

It is fourth versus sixth in La Liga on Sunday when Atletico Madrid welcome visitors Real Betis to Civitas Metropolitan Stadium for a one-on-one clash scheduled to kick off at 15:15 GMT.

Key Highlights

Atletico Madrid are Fighting to Hold on to the Top Four

Atletico have been in mixed form in recent matches. They have won twice, drawn twice, and lost once in their last five outings in La Liga.

This ruin leaves them fourth on the La Liga table with 52 points, five points behind third-placed Barcelona and three points ahead of fifth-placed Athletic Club.

Last time out in La Liga, Atletico were forced to come from behind twice to claim a 2-2 draw and a share of the points.

Diego Simeone will look to get his side into consistent form as they bid to retain their top-four position ahead of the run-in.

Real Betis Looking to Close the Ten-Point Gap to the Top Four

Real Betis are on a five-match unbeaten run in La Liga; in this run, they have won three times and drawn twice. The positive run has propelled them to 6th on the table with 42 points, ten points behind fourth-place and their opponents on Sunday at Atletico Madrid.

Last time out, Real Betis closed the gap to fifth-place Athletic Club with seven points with a 3-1 home win. This win will be crucial in building confidence ahead of hosting Atletico on Sunday.

The focus for Manuel Pellegrini will be to adopt a positive approach to the match and look to dominate and create chances against a pragmatic Atletico side.

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Head-to-Head Statistics

Atletico Madrid and Real Betis have met each other 19 times in all competitions since 2013. Atletico have been utterly dominant in this fixture, winning 14 times to Real Betis’ one win, with four matches ending in a draw.

However, earlier this season, Real Betis held Atletico Madrid to a barren draw, splitting the points.

Injury Report

Atletico Madrid will be without Cesar Azpilicueta, Marcos Paolo, and Thomas Lemar.

Real Betis will miss the services of the injured Nabil Fekir, Marc Bartra, Isco, Guido Rodriguez, Aitor Ruibal, and Sergi Altimira.


Atletico Madrid, playing at home, will be the favorites to win the match and take the three points.

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