Atletico Madrid 16-15-4, Real Betis 10-11-14
7/11/20 4 pm
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Atletico Madrid is hosting Real Betis at Wanda Metropolitano in round 36 in Spanish LaLiga.
Atletico is playing their best soccer of the season since the restart, and they have 5 wins and 3 draws in their last 8 games. During this stretch, Atletico has scored massive 16 goals, while conceding 5 goals. Usually, Atletico Madrid is the team with the best defense in LaLiga, but this season they are the second-best with 26 conceded goals. Atletico was struggling with scoring goals for most of the season, but they have been solid as of late and their total this season is 47 scored goals in 35 games. Morata is Atletico’s top goalscorer with 12 goals, while Felix and Niguez added 6 goals. Correa added 6 assists, while Koke has 5 assists. Vrsaljko, Hermoso, and Felix are injured, while Lodi is suspended because of the yellow cards. In their latest LaLiga game against Celta on the road, Atletico has had 50% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, and 81% of the correct passes. This match ended in a 1-1 draw. We have three teams within 6 points in LaLiga from third to fifth place, and one of those teams will not be going to the Champions League, and if Atletico continues playing well, they will not be that team.
Betis has been terrible as of late, especially in the defensive end where they conceded 12 goals in their last 8 games. During this stretch, Betis has won only 2 games, alongside 4 losses and 2 draws. Thanks to their solid first half of the season, Betis is safely outside the relegation zone, in 13th place with 41 points, but they could have been so much higher if Betis was able to get a hold on their defense. With 55 conceded goals, Betis is among the worst defensive teams in LaLiga this season, while their 47 scored goals are a solid accomplishment. In their latest LaLiga game against Osasuna at home, Betis was fantastic with 56% of ball possession, 8 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, and 75% of the correct passes. Betis has won this match 3-0. Loren Moron is Betis’ leading goal scorer with 9 goals, while Joaquin added 8 goals, and Fekir has 7 goals. Moreno, Emerson, and Canales all have 5 assists. Betis expected a lot more from this season than they were able to do, and rightfully so because Betis a good team with some talented players, but they were never able to use that talent. Is the coaching change the key, maybe, depends on who would Betis hire, and I think they should hire someone new because they are wasting time like this.
Atletico hasn’t lost any of their last 11 home games, and they are 11-5-1 at home this season. The trends are on Atletico’s side, while Betis hasn’t shown anything that would make me think they could stay undefeated for three games in a row. I will side with Atletico in this one.