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2022/23 Spanish La Liga
Atletico Madrid v Real Betis
Estádio Cívitas Metropolitano
Sunday, 2 April 2023
Kick-off is at 20h00
Atletico Madrid will go head to head with Real Betis in a Spanish La Liga
match at the Estádio Cívitas Metropolitano on April 2.
The Mattress Makers thrashed Valencia CF 3-0 at home on March 18 and they extended their unbeaten run to 10th matches in the league.
Atletico are also undefeated in their last five matches at home having recorded one draw and four victories at the Estádio Cívitas Metropolitano.
While Betis claimed a 1-0 win over Real Mallorca away on March 19 as they extended their unbeaten run to six matches in La Liga.
The Green and Whites are also enjoying a four-match unbeaten run on the road having registered one draw and three consecutive wins as the away side.
What Is At Stake
Atletico are still placed third on the league standings and they are now five points behind third-placed Real Madrid.
Diego Simeone's side will be determined to secure a victory over Betis who have a great season so far.
Betis are placed fifth on the league standings - six points behind Atletico and they will reduce the gap to three points if they defeat the Mattress Makers.
Atletico have no suspension worries and Reinildo Mandava is the only player on Atletico's injury-list as the Mozambican star nurses a long-term injury.
While Betis will be without Nabil Fekir who is nursing a long-term injury, while Juan Cruz is also injured and the club has no suspension concerns.
Alvaro Morata is now Atletico's top scorer in the league this season with 10 goals and the Spanish marksman will be keen to inspire his side to a win.
While Betis will pin their hopes of defeating Atletico on their top scorer Borja Iglesias who has hit the back of the net 12 times in La Liga this term.
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“I’m happy because the team is doing very well, the group and the team are beginning to compete in a great way,” Simeone said after their win over Valencia.
“We are a complex and difficult team. In the first half, we could have finished chances better, it was a good showing, but we couldn’t find the forcefulness that would have made the game more comfortable.
“In the second half the goals appeared. [Yannick] Carrasco finished a very good action with Rodrigo (de Paul), plays that (we had not been able to convert) in the first half and we talked about it at halftime. We are happy with the team’s growth.”
Atletico emerged as 2-1 winners over Betis in their last meeting in La Liga with the match taking place at the Estadio Benito Villamarín on 23 October 2022.
Therefore, the Mattress Makers are undefeated in their last seven league matches against Green and Whites having registered six wins and one draw.
Spanish La Liga fixtures - March 31- April 3
Friday, March 31
20:00 - Real Mallorca v CA Osasuna
Saturday, April 1
13:00 - Girona FC v RCD Espanyol
15:15 - Athletic Bilbao v Getafe CF
17:30 - Cadiz CF v Sevilla FC
20:00 - Elche CF v FC Barcelona
Sunday, April 2
13:00 - Celta Vigo v UD Almeria
15:15 - Real Madrid v Real Valladolid
17:30 - Villarreal CF v Real Sociedad
20:00 - Atletico Madrid v Real Betis
Monday, April 3
20:00 - Valencia CF v Rayo Vallecano
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