LaLiga: Betis vs Atletico Madrid Preview

Betis

22 December 2019 live

16:00 UTC

LaLiga

Atl. Madrid

 

A four-game unbeaten La Liga (LL) run (W3, D1), which saw both teams score and over 2.5 goals in each fixture, has taken Real Betis into midtable as they look to now build on their decent home form this campaign (W5, D2, L2) after picking up 73.91% of their total points haul here.
Both teams have scored in every Betis home fixture this season, as well as their last 16 LL games here. Unsurprisingly then, Betis have seen an average of 3.11 total goals per top-flight home fixture this campaign, and have witnessed just one goalless draw across their last 54 LL home matches.
Atlético Madrid have had a rather underwhelming campaign so far, mainly due to the league-high tally of draws they’ve picked up (W7, D8, L2). All eight draws produced under 2.5 goals, as have 15 of Atlético’s 17 top-flight matches this term – a league-high.
The visitors have now recorded five consecutive LL away draws, and have been drawing 0-0 at half-time in six of their eight away games so far. Furthermore, Atlético’s LL away fixtures have averaged a league-low 1.38 total goals per match – the division average is 2.60.
Players to watch: Joaquín has scored five goals across Betis’ last four LL games – all five came before half-time.

Álvaro Morata netted last time out – he’s been Atlético’s first goalscorer in six of the eight competitive games he’s scored in this term.
Stat attack: There’s been over 1.5 first-half goals in four of Betis’ last six LL home games.
Atlético have kept a clean sheet in 50% of their LL away fixtures, as well as three of their last five visits here (W3, D1, L1).
The opener has been scored by the 15th minute in four of Betis’ last five LL matches.

 

What time is kick off?
The match begins at 16:00.