Real Betis vs Atletico Madrid Match Info
Date: Sunday December 22 2019
Kick-off time: 3.00pm GMT
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarin
Referee: Xavier Estrada Fernandez
Real Betis vs Atletico Madrid Head-To-Head Record
Last 4 matches
February 3 2019: Real Betis 1-0 Atletico Madrid
October 7 2018: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Real Betis
April 22 2018: Atletico Madrid 0-0 Real Betis
December 10 2017: Real Betis 0-1 Atletico Madrid
Total head-to-head league matches played since 1994-95: 40
Real Betis wins: 12
Atletico Madrid wins: 17
Real Betis vs Atletico Madrid Stats
- Six of the last eight matches between these clubs have ended 1-0 or 0-0
- A clean sheet has been kept in nine of their latest 11 meetings
- Real Betis have won only one of their last 15 games against Atletico Madrid
Real Betis vs Atletico Madrid Match Preview
Atletico Madrid are still just about in La Liga title race by the skin of their teeth – but need to win away to Real Betis this weekend to remain in contention.
Diego Simeone’s side would surely have been out of the reckoning if either Barcelona or Real Madrid had won El Clasico on Wednesday to move nine points clear of them, but the gap is a more manageable seven after that game ended 0-0.
But with their biggest rivals each having a very winnable home game before the Christmas break, Atletico cannot afford to lose further ground – and that makes victory on this trip to Seville essential.
The problem for Atletico this term is that they have simply not been their usually reliable selves, failing to grind out as many 1-0 and 2-0 wins as normal. Instead, they have been drawing too often, especially away from home – five stalemates out of eight on the road.
Real Betis are strong at the Estadio Benito Villamarin and in good form just now, although they have not kept a home clean sheet in nine attempts this season.
That suggests Atletico will score here and as they are good at registering shutouts themselves, we are backing this to be another low-scoring success for Simeone’s men – in keeping with the meetings between these clubs in recent years.
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Real Betis vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips
Atletico Madrid to win @ 11/10 with bet365
Under 1.5 goals @ 11/5 with bet365