Diego Simeone’s men suffered a heavy 3-0 defeat to Real Betis at the Anoeta in midweek. While they are 12 points off log leaders Barcelona, they are just three points ahead of fierce rivals Real Madrid.
Los Verdiblancos meanwhile claimed a 1-0 win over struggling Las Palmas to maintain fifth spot on the table. Their hopes of making the top four look faint as they are 10 points behind Valencia.
The same betting firm however quotes Quique Setien’s side at the price of (6.00) to get a big win in the Spanish capital.
The game ending all square is valued at (3.80).
Atleti are unbeaten in their last 12 games against Betis, including the last five at home. They are therefore odds on at (1.13) to avoid defeat.
What is amazing though is that Los Verdiblancos have won their last six games on the bounce, keeping clean sheets in five of them. That’s a remarkable feat for a team that was struggling for form at one stage this season.
The Andalusian outfit are quoted at (2.30) to either win or draw in Madrid.
Simeone’s charges have not lost at the Metropolitano this season and have kept clean sheets in their last 10 games in all competitions there. Punters can expect not to see goal action at both ends of the field at odds of (1.82).
Seven of Betis’ previous nine games has seen two goals or less. The same applies to Atleti who have scored that number for much of the campaign. BetKing offers (1.80) to see this outcome surface at in the Spanish capital.