Real Betis vs. Atletico Madrid Spanish La Liga Predictions, Picks and Betting Tips 7-11-2020
Real Betis (10-11-14) vs. Atletico Madrid (16-15-4)
Spanish La Liga soccer on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 16:00 ET
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain
The Line: Real Betis +604/ Draw +311/ Atletico Madrid -217; O/U 2.5
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Atletico Madrid (DWDWW) is set to duke it out against Real Betis (WDLLW) in round 36 of the Spanish La Liga at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid this weekend.
Atletico Madrid’s 1-1 draw last time out against Celta Vigo extended their unbeaten streak to 13 La Liga games. All their draws saw both teams score. Coming into this game in the 3rd position with 63 points, Atletico Madrid has recorded 16 wins, 15 draws, and 4 losses so far. In their previous game against Celta Vigo, Alvaro Morata scored an early 1st-minute goal for the team. However, Celta snapped their lead after Francisco Beltran got on the scoreboard for Celta Vigo in the 49th minute to record a lone goal draw with Atletico Madrid. Overall, Atletico Madrid has recorded 47 goals, 26 concedes, 30 assists, 383 shots, out of which 137 shots are on-target, 88 yellow cards and zero red card bookings.
Key player to look out for in this match for Atletico Madrid is Alvaro Morata. Morata has scored three goals during the first half across Atlético’s last two games. The Spanish forward has recorded 12 goals and one assist for the team in 31 appearances. In front of the net for Atletico Madrid is Jan Oblak. Ranked the 2nd best goalkeeper in the league, Oblak has conceded 25 goals, an average of 0.74 goals allowed per 90 minutes. He has 69 saves and 14 clean sheets in 34 appearances.
Real Betis, on the other hand, occupies the 13th position with 41 points. Betis’s 3-0 win against Osasuna in their last time out ended their three-game winless run, extending their total wins to 10 games. Also, Real Betis has recorded 11 draws and 14 losses. In their last game, Guido Rodriguez planted an early header into the bottom left corner of the net in the 4th minute. In the 25th minute, Alfonso Pedraza scored a close-range rebound to double the lead for Real Betis. Finally, Carles Alena scored the third goal for Betis in the 97th minute. Overall, Real Betis has recorded 47 goals, 34 assists, 389 shots, 151 shots on-target, 96 yellow cards, and 6 red card bookings.
Loren Moron and Nabil Fekir are key players to look out for in Betis’ forward group. Loren has recorded 9 goals and 3 assists, the team’s highest, while Nabil has recorded 7 goals and 3 assists in 29 appearances. Real Betis’s goalkeeper, Joel Robles, will appear for the 34th time this season. Robles has recorded 48 concedes, an average of 1.45 goals allowed per 90 minutes, 83 saves, and 5 clean sheets for Betis.
Eight of the previous meetings between both teams have not seen more than one goal. Also, Atletico Madrid recorded 6 wins, and 2 draws, out of 9 previous meetings with Real Betis. Atletico Madrid has recorded 11 wins, and 5 draws out of 17 La Liga home games, which puts them in the 3rd position. Real Betis have lost nine of the 11 league matches in which they conceded the opener this season and are winless in their last ten La Liga away games, netting an average of just 0.80 goals per fixture across that period.
Coach: Alexis Trujillo
Goalkeeper: Joel Robles
Players: Aissa Mandi, Zou Feddal, Emerson, Alex Moreno, Carles Alena, G. Rodriguez, S. Canales, Nabil Fekir, Juanmi and Loren Moron
Coach: Diego Simeone
Goalkeeper: Jan Oblak
Players: K. Trippier, J. Gimenez, Stefan Savic, Manu Sanchez, Koke, Saul Niguez, Angel Correa, M. Llorente, Y. Carrasco and Alvaro Morata
Prediction: Take Atletico Madrid -217
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