Atletico Madrid vs Betis Sevilla / LaLiga – This is another interesting duel in the 8th round of the Spanish LaLiga, with the proviso that both Atletico and Betis are at the top of the table with the same number of points and they are also playing in the European competitions this season. Atletico has started the Champions League with two triumphs, while Betis is in the Europa League and they have a victory and a draw in the first two rounds. Their form has been very good lately and they have not lost a match for a very long time, while Betis’ series is even longer, but they often paly draws. The last season's duel of these rivals in Madrid ended without a goal.
Atletico Madrid vs Betis Sevilla begins 07.10.2018 at 16:15 CET
After a shorter break at the very beginning of the season, Atletico now plays much better and they returned in the fight for the champion title, though it seemed that they would be out of the combination soon. They were certainly helped a little by the weak performances of their biggest rivals, and they played against their city rival Real in the last round. It was a classic match where Atletico was set very firmly and did not allow their opponent to approach the net, nor create a lot of opportunities while they were constantly threatening from the counterattack.
At the end it was 0-0, after two wins against the weaker rivals, and during the week they made their second win in the Champions League. They have mastered Club Brugge, with two goals by Griezmann, but coach Simeone had problems with the injuries of two centre-backs, Gimenez and Savic, so he was forced to change the formation, and L.Hernandez will now have to be on the center-back again.
Probable lineups Atletico Madrid: Oblak – Juanfran, Godin, L.Hernandez, Filipe Luis – Rodri, Niguez, Koke, Lemar – Griezmann, D.Costa
Betis was having problems at the start of the season and they did not win or scored a goal in the first two rounds, and then they defeated Sevilla in the city derby and started a positive series that still lasts. They are not defeated in a total of seven, counting Europa League in which they made a victory and did not receive a goal. They also had a series of three draws, including one with Olympiacos, while they played draws in the championship with strong rivals, Valencia and Athletic Bilbao. In the previous two rounds, they made two triumphs in almost identical way.
They were first struggling in the first half in the match with Girona and at home with Leganes, but the hero was young Moron, who scored winning goals on both occasions. He has entered from the bench against Leganes and scored in the finish, and he did not even play on Thursday in a 3-0 victory against Dudelange. Coach Setien is rotating the starting lineup due to the large number of matches, but it is great that there are no injured players.
Probable lineups Betis Sevilla: Pau Lopez – Mandi, Bartra, Sidnei – Francis, Lo Celso, Guardado, Junior – Canales, Joaquin – Moron
Atletico Madrid vs Betis Sevilla PICK
Both teams are playing better lately and it is important to say that Betis has not yet received a goal but it will now really difficult to repeat that, because they have a great offensive duo on the opposite side and we believe that Atletico can dominate in line with tradition and overcome the guests from Sevilla.
Pick: Asian Handicap -1 Atletico
Odds: 1.88 at 888sport (down to 1.78 can be played)
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