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Draw Up a Low Total in Real Betis vs Atletico Madrid

Both Won La Liga Season Opener

This is, by far, the best match scheduled in La Liga for the upcoming weekend. First, both Real Betis and Atletico Madrid started the season on the right foot. Second, both scored at least two goals. Finally, they always put up a good show when facing each other. This time, the visitors come in as the betting online favorites, which makes the home side a tempting underdog.

Real Betis: Huge Victory

Real Betis isn’t among the favorites to win the La Liga title, but Los Verdiblancos are considered a dark horse, capable of finishing in the top four. They deserve it, especially after defeating Villarreal 2-1 on the road.

Draw Up a Low Total in Real Betis vs Atletico Madrid

First, Villarreal is also considered a dark horse, meaning Los Verdiblancos won a crucial match. Second, they scored the winning goal in the 95th minute, meaning they never stopped trying. Third, Ayoze Perez, one of the offseason signings, scored. Finally, William Jose came off the bench to also score, meaning we’re talking about a deep roster.

As if that wasn’t enough, Isco Alarcon, who used to play for Real Madrid but spent the previous nine months inactive, was named Player of the Match. That means he’s officially back – and we all know what he’s capable of.

All of that, and the +270 price they’re offering in the La Liga odds to win straight up, makes the home side a very tempting underdog. That price gives you the chance of winning $270 per every $100 wagered.

Keep in mind that last season, they finished with a 9-5-5 record and a goal-difference of +8. They finished sixth. If they want to improve that, they must win even more games at Benito Villamarin, including this.

Atletico Madrid: At the Top

Right now, Atletico Madrid is atop the standings thanks to its 3-1 victory over Granada in the season opener. Los Colchoneros lost possession but finished with more shots in total and on target.

Alvaro Morata, Memphis Depay and Marcos Llorente were the scorers. That means they scored three goals even without Antoine Griezmann, who’s expected to be the team’s top scorer, converting. That’s scary for the rest of the league.

Another good thing is that Depay came off the bench. Caglar Soyuncu, Saul Niguez, Angel Correa and Pablo Rivas also came off the bench. We’re talking about a well-balanced squad. As if that wasn’t enough, keep in mind that Joao Felix and Javi Galan didn’t play at all.

In other words, Los Colchoneros deserve to come in as the favorites. They’re offering a +105 price in the sportsbook to win straight up. Especially because we’re also talking about one of the best teams in the world when it comes to playing on the counter-attack. Last weekend, they played 3-5-2, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they change it to 4-5-1 on Sunday.

Let’s not forget that Jan Oblak is considered one of the best goalkeepers in the sport and that they also signed right-back Cesar Azpilicueta. Head coach Diego Simeone always thinks about the defense first and their unit is elite.

Betis vs Atletico Madrid Head-to-Head

Here’s another reason for Atletico Madrid to be in control of the La Liga lines for Sunday’s clash. Last season, Los Colchoneros won 2-1 at Benito Villamarin thanks to a brace scored by Griezmann. The Frenchman is eager to score his first goal of the season.

Later, Los Colchoneros won 1-0 at Wanda Metropolitano with a late goal scored by Angel Correa. As you can see, you can expect a close contest. In fact, seven of their last meetings finished either with a draw or a one-goal difference.

Betis vs Atletico Madrid Match Information

  • Match: Betis vs Atletico Madrid
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Aug 20, 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: Benito Villamarin, Seville
  • Real Betis vs Atletico Madrid Live Stream: fubo.tv

Betis vs Atletico Madrid Betting Lines

The odds in this chart are posted on the time of publication of the article. They are subject to change without previous notice.

Betis vs Atletico Madrid Picks and Prediction

This is going to be a back-and-forth battle. I know, it’s only the second game of the season, but the winner would remain undefeated and at the top of the standings. Plus, winning would send a message to all the other contenders.

Nevertheless, I think we’re set for a draw. The good news is that these two haven’t drawn 0-0 since the 2017-18 season. That won’t change since I expect the match to finish 1-1. That would make the total to go under (-118), but the draw is a much better La Liga betting pick since it’s offering a much better price.

Betis vs Atletico Match Detail

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