Atletico Madrid may no longer be leaders of La Liga by the time this match begins. Real Madrid or Barcelona may have overtaken them, so a positive result at sixth placed Real Betis may be needed. Then again, Atletico may be happy at the fact their two main rivals drew on Saturday giving them a chance to extend their lead at the top. The current league leaders lost at Sevilla last weekend making it just three wins in their last eight league games plus a Champions League exit. A form guide for the past ten league games has them in sixth, earning 12 points less than Barcelona, who they currently lead by a point. Away form has seen Atletico earn only five points from their last four league games, failing to score in the last two. Those games have all seen under 2.5 goals scored in them. That's a stat that has come up in seven of their last eight league games as well as both Champions League matches against Chelsea.
Real Betis are in sixth and that would take them into the new Europa Conference League being played next season. They are only ahead of seventh placed Villarreal on head-to-head results. A Europa League place goes to the side finishing fifth and Betis are only behind Real Sociedad on their head-to-head results. It's a good job goal difference isn't the initial tiebreaker as Betis have a negative one. They have only one loss in their last seven league games but only drew their last fixture. They led at Elche but had to setttle for a 1-1 draw. Home form is good with five wins and a loss to Barcelona in their last six La Liga matches. Seven of the last ten at home have had under 2.5 goals scored in them. Go for that stat to come up in this match.