Real Betis vs Atletico Madrid, April 11th, 2021
Date: April 11th, 2021
Venue: Benito Villamarín Stadium, Sevilla.
Real Betis host Atletico Madrid as both sides look to make a final push with the last 9 games of the La Liga season on the horizon.
The hosts sit 6th in the table and have been in solid decent form, whilst Atletico Madrid remain top of the pile, but recent defeats look to have knocked their confidence somewhat and Barcelona and Real Madrid are breathing down their necks.
League Position: 6th (46 points from 29 games played)
Recent Form: D – W – L – W – W
Top La Liga Goal Scorer: Sergio Canales – 7
Top La Liga Assists: Sergio Canales – 6
With a side packed with talent and experience, it is perhaps no surprise to see Real Betis very much in the mix for a European place in La Liga this term.
They currently sit 6th in the table and are level on points with Real Sociedad above them in 5th.
Manuel Pellegrini is adept at this level, and he looks to have assembled a squad more than capable of mixing it with the big boys this term.
Claudio Bravo is currently the first choice goalkeeper for Betis, and he will be looking to keep a clean sheet here.
Defensively, Betis have the likes of Marc Bartra and Alberto Moreno to call upon as they will look to keep things tight against a dangerous Atletico side.
Frenchman Nabil Fekir and Sergio Canales are two of the most creative midfielders in European football and they will be hoping to hurt Atletico when they get the ball down and play.
Borja Iglesias will be the man leading the line for Betis and he will have to put in a shift to stretch a notoriously resolute Atletico defence.
League Position: 1st (66 points from 29 games played)
Recent Form: L – W – D – W – D
Top La Liga Goal Scorer: Luis Suarez – 19
Top La Liga Assists: Marcos Llorente – 8
Atletico Madrid continue to set the pace in the La Liga table, with Real Madrid and Barcelona in hot pursuit.
Diego Simeone has rebranded his side this season, adding attacking flair to defensive stability and they look to be a serious force to be reckoned with.
They suffered a limp defeat to Sevilla last time out and they will be looking to respond instantly here.
Jan Oblak continues to be a rock in goal for Atletico, who have the best defensive record in the league this season whilst the axis of Felipe and Koke in the middle of the park is integral to their success.
Thomas Lemar and Marcos Llorente are tasked with providing creativity whilst in Joao Felix, Atletico have one of the most exciting talents in world football.
Luis Suarez is still banging in the goals for Ateltico and his tally of 19 for the campaign is mightily impressive.
Real Betis vs Atletico Madrid – Match Prediction
This game comes at a crucial moment for both sides in their respective seasons.
Betis are 6th and need to keep picking up points if they are going to finish in the Europa League places come May. Atletico meanwhile are wobbling at the top of the table and with Real Madrid and Barcelona chasing them, they need to hold strong.
This could be a tight game, but Atletico look to have the players and the belief to get the job done here.
Predicted Result: Atletico Madrid to win the match.
Predicted Correct Score: Real Betis 1 – 2 Atletico Madrid