Fifteenth place in the table is not good enough for a team with the quality of Betis, and perhaps having to combine a Europa League campaign with domestic duties is taking its toll.
A midweek victory for the Verdiblancos in Europe might perhaps have given them a slither of hope that they can get something out of their trip to the Vicente Calderon and Coral price an away win at 10/1 (11.00).
The reason for such a big price is quite simply Atletico's supreme home form which has seen them lose just three league matches in their last 26, and Diego Simeone's men are understandably short price favourites at 2/7 (1.29).
There was, of course, something of a shock last weekend as Atleti suffered their first defeat of the season at Espanyol.
Yet they were extremely unfortunate in that game and there was not too much wrong with their performance.
Against a Betis side devoid of much confidence a home win looks very much on the cards, yet that does not mean Betis cannot score at least once.
Pepe Mel's side have netted in each of their last six games in all competitions, while Atleti have conceded in every one of their last three home ties.
Backing Atletico to win and both teams to score at 2/1 (3.00) looks to be an excellent option and one which has paid out five times in Atletico's league matches already this season.
Almeria, Osasuna and Celta Vigo have all scored at the Calderon, whilst suffering defeats. Betis are better than those three teams and should be able to net, but ultimatley they are unlikely to be able to prevent a home win.
|Atletico Madrid to win and both teams to score at 2/1 (3.00) for a 1pt stake with Coral
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