Primera Division Gameweek 12
Oct 31, 2021 KO: 15:15

Atletico Madrid - Real Betis

Estadio Wanda Metropolitano Madrid
Referee: Alberola Rojas
Carrasco 26'  
Pezzella (OG) 63'  
João Félix 80'  

Match preview

Hopes pinned on Griezmann and Suarez – how Atletico Madrid will line up against Betis

Atletico Madrid's new-look attacking side has drawn successive La Liga matches 2-2 - a record Diego Simeone is looking to improve.

Atletico Madrid will chase just their second home win since 22 August when they play host to Real Betis on Sunday in a crucial La Liga match.

Diego Simeone’s side missed the chance to join a glut of teams at the top of the Primera Division on Thursday as they were held to a disappointing 2-2 draw against Levante.

It was their second such result in a week, having come from two down to take a point with surprise league leaders Real Sociedad at the Wanda Metropolitano last Sunday.

Over the past couple of games, Simeone has tweaked his thinking, moving his side into a more offensive shape that boasts three attacking players.

While recent results have given him cause to reflect on this decision, it may be a little hasty to dismiss this switch altogether.

And with Luis Suarez, Antoine Griezmann and Joao Felix all available, Simeone is liable to once again opt for an attacking system.

The midfield, meanwhile, is looking a little threadbare. Marcos Llorente, a key figure, and Thomas Lemar, who has been rediscovering his best level this season, are both missing, while there are doubts over Geoffrey Kondogbia.

As a result, Koke and Rodrigo de Paul are liable to feature in the heart of the park, flanked by Kieran Trippier and Yannick Carrasco.

Atleti’s famed defence has suffered for the change in shape, but there are no surprises expected in that area of the park.

With a Champions League match against Liverpool looming in midweek, though, there is scope for some alteration, especially as the game develops and fatigue begins to set in.

Possible Atletico Madrid XI v Real Betis

Atletico Madrid - Football tactics and formations

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  Average Match Rating  
7.4
  Home  
6.0
  Away  
6.2
6.7
  Total  
6.2

Match statistics

Atletico Madrid
Statistics
Real Betis
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
11
11
Draws
6
7
Losses
3
2
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
29
35
Goals Per Game
1.45
1.75
More > 2.5 Goals
12
9
More > 3 Goals
4
7
Scored First in a Match
7
12
Scored Both Halves
3
8
Won More > 1 Goal
2
4
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
19
22
Did Not Score
4
3
Both Teams Scored
12
14
Kept Clean Sheet
7
4
Won Without Conceding
4
3
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
660
575
Possession
52
47
Passes
484
393
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
13
14
Shots on Target
4.25
5.45
Goals out of Shots
0.12
0.12
Crosses
17
11
Offsides
2.94
2.69
Penalties
0.10
0.25
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.35
0.20
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
12
24
Interceptions
8.86
11
Own Goals
0.00
0.00
Aerials Won
14
18
Total Shots Conceded
7.90
11
Shots on Target Conceded
3.00
3.68
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.15
0.10
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
12
13
Yellow Cards
2.95
2.65
Red Cards
0.10
0.05

Injuries

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