Our match prediction:
Against all odds, Atletico Madrid suffered a 2-1 loss to Sporting Gijon in their last league game, but it has to be noted that coach Diego Simeone could not count on his key defenders for the clash against the relegation-threatened side. Los Rojiblancos are nine points behind league leaders Barcelona ahead of the visit of Real Betis, meaning that this has to go down as a must-win game for the hosts. Los Beticos suit Diego Simeone’s troops and we predict that the capital club will return to winning ways on Matchday 31. Juan Merino’s charges suffered back-to-back defeats to the likes of Athletic Bilbao and Malaga in previous two league games and they are unlikely to spoil Atletico’s party in Saturday’s football match. In their last meeting at Estadio Vicente Calderon Atletico Madrid recorded a 5-0 win over Real Betis and los Rojiblancos are likely to record their fifth consecutive win over the Andalusian outfit.
Highligted Player (Godin):
Diego Godin is considered one of the best defenders in the history of Uruguayan football. The Atletico Madrid centre back played for Cerro and Nacional in the Uruguayan national championship between 2003 and 2007 and in August, 2017 he signed a deal with La Liga side Villarreal. Godin made 91 league appearances for the Yellow Submarine and on 4 August he made probably the best decision of his career as he signed a contract with Atletico Madrid. The Uruguayan defender won the 2013/2014 La Liga trophy with los Rojiblancos, while making it to the Champions League final on two occasions (2014, 2016). He won the Europa League trophy in the 2011/2012 season with Atletico Madrid as well. Speaking of his international career, Godin clinched the 2011 Copa America trophy with Uruguay. Despite playing as a centre back, Diego Godin often scores after set pieces and you should have in mind that he scored eight goals for Diego Simeone’s team in the 2013/2014 season (all competitions).
Highlighted Team (Real Betis):
Real Betis Balompie,better known as Real Betis, is a Spanish football club from the city Sevilla and is currently active in the Primera Division. The club hosts it’s home games in Estadio Benito Villamarin which holds a capacity of 57 000 spectators. The club colours of the club from Andalucia are green and white. Real Betis is known for it’s rivalry with Sevilla CF. The Sevilla derby is one of the biggest in Spanish football.The most famous nickname of Real Betis is Verdiblanco’s which literally mean Greenandwhite.The club from Sevilla had it’s biggest succes in 1935 where the club managed to win the Primera Division fort heir first and last time. In 1977 and 2005 Real Betis won the Copa del Rey. The biggest succes in Europe was in season 1977/1978 and 1997/1998 where the club got knocked out in the quarter final.Famous players that ever wore the green white kit are: Denilson, Ricardo Oliveira, Finidi George, Gerrie Muhren and Ricardo.