Buoyed by an impressive 3-0 win over Valencia, Atletico Madrid will look to extend its winning run to four games when it takes on Real Betis on Sunday. You can live-bet on the Spanish top-flight league action by using our sportsbook.
Atletico Madrid: On fire
Atletico Madrid will aim to stretch its unbeaten run in La Liga to 11 matches when it welcomes in-form Betis to Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday. Diego Simeone’s side is currently third in the table, six points ahead of fifth-placed Real Betis.
Atletico’s 2022-23 campaign cannot be considered a success due to its European disappointment, finishing bottom in its Champions League group and getting knocked out of Europe altogether. However, the absence of European action appears to have helped it domestically, with the Red and Whites gaining a strong grip on a top-four, winning seven of their last 10 La Liga fixtures and remaining unbeaten in the process. We will continue to include Atletico in our soccer picks and parlays.
Atletico is five points behind second-placed Real Madrid and a win in this match would see it close the gap to three ahead of Real Madrid’s clash with Valladolid. Atletico has two confirmed absentees for this match, with Reinildo Mandava and Sergio Reguilon on the sidelines through injury, but Simeone could otherwise have a full squad. Alvaro Morata scored three goals in his last three appearances for the hosts and we expect him to extend his great goalscoring form.
Real Betis: Fighting for Top-Four Finish
For several years, Real Betis delivered an attractive attacking style of soccer that succeeded in pulling off the occasional big win but also left its defense exposed to some humbling losses. Manuel Pellegrini has changed that since taking over two seasons ago. The former Manchester City and Real Madrid coach has forged Betis into a complete team this campaign, one that can score in bunches while protecting its area.
The result has put the Seville-based club in a tight fight for a top-four finish in the Spanish league and the prize of a Champions League berth. The attacking prowess of Betis will be up against Atletico Madrid on Sunday, a tough test for the surprisingly shaky defense of Diego Simeone’s team.
With a deep squad featuring the passing and leadership of midfield pair Sergio Canales and Nabil Fekir, Betis is sitting fifth in the standings, three points behind fourth-placed Real Sociedad. If you’re betting online, you should avoid the club here but still expect it to find the back of the net. William Carvalho is pushing for a start, while Luiz Henrique is back from suspension. Andres Guardado is banned for this clash, whereas key player Nabil Fekir remains in the recovery room.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Betis Head-to-Head
Atletico is one of the best home teams in the league, with just three defeats in 13 home games and 11 goals conceded. It only lost once in front of its fans since September 2022 and that loss came against leader Barcelona. On the other side, Betis is unbeaten in its last four away fixtures, winning three.
The hosts have a great record against Betis, winning six of their last seven head-to-heads, including a 2-1 victory in the reverse fixture. We’ve seen at least three goals in each of the previous three encounters.
Atletico Madrid vs Real Betis Match Information
- Match: Atletico Madrid (15-6-5) vs Real Betis (13-6-7)
- Location: Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid
- Day/Time: Sunday, April 2nd, 3:00 p.m. ET
- Atletico Madrid vs Real Betis Live Stream: fubo.tv
Atletico Madrid vs Real Betis Betting Lines
Atletico Madrid vs Real Betis Picks and Prediction
The hosts enter this clash as favorites, priced at -175 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest La Liga odds, while the goal line is set at 2½.
Atletico is currently in excellent form. We are finding it difficult to predict anything other than a home success on Sunday, but it should be a close game because Betis has the necessary weapons to find the back of the net. On top of that, let’s not forget that this is the first game after the international break, so the players will struggle to keep their opponents at bay.
Atletico Madrid is listed at -175 in our Vegas La Liga lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Atletico Madrid, you can win $57. Real Betis is +500, offering a chance to win $500 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Atletico Madrid a 63.64% chance to win, with Real Betis at 16.67%.