Atletico Madrid vs Real Betis Prediction: Atletico should enjoy more home comforts

 | March 02 | 

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Atletico Madrid were knocked out of the Copa del Rey by Athletic Bilbao on Thursday but they will bid to bounce back when they host Real Betis in La Liga on Sunday, 3rd March.

Atletico have a stunning home record in the Spanish top flight this season and they are targeting a 13th win in 14 games in Sunday's 3.15pm kick-off at the Metropolitano Stadium.

Atletico Madrid vs Real Betis betting tips

  • Atletico Madrid to Win and Both Teams To Score @ 21/10
  • #PickYourPunt - Both Teams to Score, Draw-Atletico Madrid Half-Time/Full-Time & Alvaro Morata to Score Anytime @ 11/1

Team news
Atletico Madrid are missing club-record goalscorer Antoine Griezmann due to an ankle injury so Memphis Depay and Angel Correa are competing for a place up front alongside Alvaro Morata. Vitolo, Thomas Lemar, Marcos Paulo, Jose Gimenez and Cesar Azpilicueta are also sidelined.

Real Betis trio Sokratis, Juan Miranda and Marc Roca are available after suspension. Nabil Fekir has joined Sergi Altimira, Isco and Guido Rodriguez on the injured list and Ayoze Perez, Youssouf Sabaly and Abner face fitness tests.

Atletico Madrid to Win and Both Teams To Score @ 21/10

Atletico Madrid's poor away form continued in Thursday's Copa del Rey semi-final second leg as they lost 3-0 at Athletic Bilbao, going out 4-0 on aggregate.

Atletico, who have also been beaten to nil at Sevilla in La Liga and Inter Milan in the Champions League round of 16 recently, dropped points in a 2-2 draw at bottom club Almeria in their last league fixture.

However, Diego Simeone's men have barely put a foot wrong at home in La Liga this term, thrashing Las Palmas 5-0 in their last game on their own patch.

They should be backed to bounce back from their cup disappointment with a home win over Real Betis although the visitors, who started the weekend in sixth place, can get on the scoresheet.

They have failed to score in only one of their last nine league matches but a record of three wins in 12 on the road does not bode well for their trip to Atletico's Metropolitano Stadium fortress.

Four of Atleti's 12 home wins were by a 2-1 scoreline and that correct score can be backed at 13/2.

#PickYourPunt - Both Teams to Score, Draw-Atletico Madrid Half-Time/Full-Time & Alvaro Morata to Score Anytime @ 11/1

Both teams have scored in nine of Atletico Madrid's 13 home matches in La Liga this season and they have kept only one clean sheet in their last eight games in all competitions.

There should be goals at both ends on Sunday and the draw-Atletico Half-Time/Full-Time selection is also worth including in our #PickYourPunt.

It has been a winning bet in four of Atletico's last seven home league victories while Betis were drawing at the break in their last away defeat at Celta Vigo in January.

With Griezmann sidelined, expect Morata to step up to the plate for Atletico. The Spain captain is enjoying a prolific campaign, scoring 18 goals in just 23 starts in La Liga and the Champions League, and he can add to that tally against Betis.

Match odds
Atletico Madrid are 4/7 to extend their superb home record with a victory over 9/2 visitors Real Betis while the draw is 10/3.

Betis have suffered only four league defeats this term but they were by margins of 4-2, 5-0, 2-1 and 4-2 and over 3.5 goals is 7/4.

Football betting tips from Betfred Insights.

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