Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Buoyed by a routine 3-0 win over Valencia, Atletico Madrid will look to extend their winning run to four games when they take on Real Betis on Matchday 27. Los Rojiblancos are on the right track to book their place in the Champions League, but they can’t afford any complacency in the season finale. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team, but defender Reinildo Mandava remains on the sidelines with an ACL injury.
Los Beticos, meanwhile, defeated Mallorca thanks to Borja Iglesias’ goal before the international break. The Andalusians aim to stay in the Champions League race as well, but seeing that Atletico have been impressive at their Wanda Metropolitano of late, home win should be considered. William Carvalho is pushing for a start, while Luiz Henrique is back from suspension. Andres Guardado is banned for the match, whereas key player Nabil Fekir remains in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Antoine Griezmann):
Anthony Griezmann is a French forward born on 21st March 1991 in Macon, and he is widely regarded as one of Europe’s most exciting footballers at the moment. The pacey striker started showing his potential shortly after coming through Real Sociedad’s youth academy and he went on to score 46 goals in 179 league appearances for La Real. Excellent displays in Spanish la Liga saw him become a target for a number of top clubs, but he eventually choose to sign for Atletico Madrid, and that proved to be a very good decision.
Griezmann continued the rich vein of form at Vicente Calderon, scoring some important goals as los Colchoneros enjoyed domestic and European success, while also becoming a key member of the France national team.
Playing as a winger or second striker, Griezmann possesses impressive technical skills, he is a strong finisher and still finds time to work hard for his side, so no wonder he is widely regarded as one of the leading forwards on the continent. He won the U19 European Championship with France and is tipped to lead Les Bleus to glory on senior level as well.
Highlighted Team (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 its home games in Estadio Benito Villamarin which holds a capacity of 57 000 spectators. The club colors of the club from Andalucia are green and white.
Real Betis is known for its 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 its 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.