Atletico Madrid vs Real Betis Match Prediction: October 31, 2021
October 31, 2021 4:15 pm
Match Predictions and Betting Odds
The head-to-head stats of Atletico Madrid against Real Betis indicate that in the 20 matches that have been played, Atletico Madrid have emerged victorious 14 times, while Real Betis has won only twice, with 4 matches ending in draws. The previous meeting between the two clubs ended with a 1-1 scoreline thus indicating that all outcomes are possible on any given day.
However, since that meeting, a lot has changed. The inclusion of Antoine Griezmann into the squad has added that attacking flair that Atletico Madrid seemed to lack. He partners with Luis Suarez up the field and will be the link between the midfield and the attacking third. The way in which Real Betis set up defensively against Diego Simeone’s side is something that will determine the outcome of the game to a large extent.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Betis: Team News, Probable XI
The list of players from Betis who will be unable in this fixture due to injuries is Camarasa and Sabaly whereas Atletico Madrid will be without the services of Marcos Llorente upfront and Savic in midfield.
Atletico Madrid (Probable XI): Jan Oblak, Mario Hermoso, Jose Gimenez, Felipe, Kieran Trippier, Yannick Carrasco, Koke, Rodrigo De Paul, Thomas Lemar, Joao Felix, Luis Suarez.
Real Betis (Probable XI): Rui Silva, Martin Montoya, Marc Bartra, German Pezzella, Alex Moreno, Akouokou Paul, Andres Guardado, Rodri, Joaquin, Nabil Fekir, Borja Iglesias.
Key Players and Matchups
Luis Suarez has been phenomenal for Atletico Madrid after joining the side from Barcelona and has scored critical goals for the team. In the La Liga season 2021/22, Suarez has scored 6 goals in the 6 matches that he’s been a part of and also has made 1 assist. His attacking instinct and ability to sense goal-scoring opportunities have allowed him to make a total of 16 shots and the defense of Real Betis will closely have to monitor his movement.
Both teams have an equal chance of winning this match but the current form of the high-flying Real Betis (3rd in the La Liga Santander 2021/22) tips the odds towards their favour.