Sunday, April 29, 2012

SUNDAY .....

LA LIGA : REAL BETIS- ATLETICO MADRID .... sent and writtenThursday

OK, we have already given some background to this in the Europa League preview above and there is huge incentive for Atletico to win this game. Hosts "secured" their safety ahead of the game at Valencia last week, when they performed badly and looked like they were already mentally lying on a beach somewhere . Actually they are "only" eleven points ahead of the drop zone with four rounds to play, so mathematically, need something , but the chances are that before this game kicks off, results elsewhere will have secured their safety and it is going to come anyway, this week or next. Hosts will be without at least  three key players today and have a much bigger game in midweek with the Sevilla derby match just three days later. The players have had other duties to perform this week, mixing with the fans at the April Fair in Seville, which is a huge event and the fans would doubtless have made it clear, where they want the result and it is in the most competitive of derby games. This has been an "easy" week for them, two days off and then after light training, a couple of days at the fair, for them, the real business will start monday morning IMO. It is very hard to see Real being fully committed to this sunday night game and I have to make Atletico a very solid bet. They have a fine record here winning on their last four visits and keeping cleansheets in three.This is all about motivation, which the visitors have in spades and very solid form since Diego Simeone took charge. 1.75 units Atletico -0.5 ball 2.30 +, there is some 2.35 around.
Good Luck.

BETIS :Fabricio, Casto, Pozuelo, Isidoro, Amaya, Matilla, Pereira, Beñat, Paulao, Salva Sevilla, Santa Cruz, Chica, Iriney, Montero, Cañas, Nelson, Nacho and Rubén Castro. 

ATLETICO : 13. Courtois,25. Sergio Asenjo,2. Godín,6. Filipe Luis,18. Álvaro Domínguez,23. Miranda,
4. Mario Suárez,5. Tiago,8. Salvio,11. Arda Turan,14. Gabi,19. Koke,20. Juanfran,22. Diego,49. Oliver,
7. Adrián,9. Falcao and 41. Pedro Martín

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