Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
All eyes will be on Estadio Benito Villamarin when Real Betis and Atletico Madrid take on each other in the La Liga derby. Los Beticos suffered a heart-breaking loss to Sevilla in the local derby, but they are surely capable of matching los Rojiblancos on home soil. You should bear in mind that the Andalusians are eyeing their 8th home win of the process. Both Juan Miranda and Martin Montoya are rated doubtful for the hosts.
Diego Simeone’s troops, on the other hand, aim to climb to the Champions League berth. Since both sides are likely to go for a win in Sunday’s derby, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. All Stefan Savic, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Koke, Matheus Cunha, and Daniel Wass should miss out with injuries, speaking of the visiting team, while Joao Felix should keep his place up front.
Highlighted Player (William Carvalho):
Angola-born defensive midfielder William Carvalho has overseen a dramatic rise in his stock over the past few seasons at Sporting. William Carvalho is coming from a proper football family since his father and grandfather were also footballers, but his way to the top has had a somewhat dramatic twist to it.
Carvalho moved to Portugal as a child and first started playing football in the streets before he was picked up by Recreativos Desportivos de Algueriao. William Carvalho joined the Sporting football academy at the age of 13 The 24-year-old Portugal star player has spent two years on loan at Fatima and Cercle Brugge, before he got the chance to cement his place in the starting line-up for Portuguese giants.
William Carvalho came through all youth ranks with the Portugal national team, while he was given his senior debut in 2013. Carvalho played an important role in his country’s maiden European Championship title in France over the summer.
Highlighted Team (Atletico Madrid):
Atletico Madrid are a Spanish team that plays in Primera Division (La Liga). Los Rojiblancos or los Colchoneros play their home matches at Estadio Vicente Calderon, which holds up to 54,960 spectators. Atletico Madrid have won 10 La Liga titles, but they have yet to lift the European Cup (Champions League) trophy.
Los Rojiblancos have won 10 Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) trophies and it has to be noted that they defeated their bitter local rivals Real Madrid in the 2012/2013 Spanish Cup final. The rivalry between the two capital clubs is pretty big and El Madrileno is regarded as one of the most exciting derbies in the world football.
Atletico Madrid played two Champions League finals under Diego Simeone, but they failed to beat Real Madrid in the title games (2013/2014 and 2015/2016). However, the Argentine tactician helped Atletico Madrid win the La Liga trophy in 2014 and, no doubt, he is one of the most successful coaches in the history of the capital club.