03 Feb 13:29
Full Time Result -> Atletico Madrid at odds 2.20
Two sides with different aspirations go head-to-head this Sunday as Real Betis (eighth, 29 pts) aim to take another step towards the top six when they take on Atlético Madrid (second, 44 pts), a side looking to close the gap on league leaders Barcelona.‘Los Verdiblancos’ (BET) have been dealing with inconsistency of late that could derail their top-six chances. Their five-game form in La Liga (LL) illustrates this best, with just one win across those games (W1, D1, L3), whilst losing three of their last four.At home however, they have lost just one of their last five league outings (W3, D1, L1) and have gone undefeated in eight of their 11 fixtures here this LL campaign (W5, D3, L3). However while that looks decent, Betis’ 14 goals conceded at home represents the second-worst mark among the division’s ten best home sides.Meanwhile, Atlético look like the only team capable of challenging Barcelona for the league title, and the numbers don’t lie. No team has lost fewer games than Diego Simeone’s men (W12, D8, L1), and they also own the best defence in the league with just 13 goals conceded.However, the visitors have won just three of their ten LL road trips (W3, D6, L1), but have gone eight straight undefeated (W3, D5).Players to watch: Sergio Canales (Betis) has been on a tear of late, netting three goals in his last five competitive appearances. Meanwhile, with ten LL goals so far, Antoine Griezmann will represent one of Atlético’s biggest attacking threats.