MX23RW : Friday, September 21 12:47:54
Oct 27, 2013 at 8pm UK at ​Vicente Calderon Stadium
AtleticoAtletico Madrid
5-0
Real Betis
Torres (1'), Villa (52', 56'), Costa (64'), Gabi (92')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Nosa (20'), Cedric (53')

Preview: Atletico Madrid vs. Real Betis

Sports Mole previews Sunday's La Liga encounter between high-flying Atletico Madrid and struggling Real Betis.

Atletico Madrid go into Sunday's match against Real Betis looking to keep up the pressure on Barcelona in the league.

Atletico currently sit second in the table but could move top with a win, depending on the result of Saturday's El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Diego Simeone's side were triumphant against Austria Vienna in the Champions League this week, but they fell to their first defeat of the season in their last league outing, losing 1-0 to Espanyol.

In-form striker Diego Costa is expected to resume up front for the hosts, but they will be without Aranzubia, Leo Baptistao and Miranda through injury.

Betis, meanwhile, have lost their last two league games and now sit just one point above the relegation zone.

The visitors will be without the injured trio of Ruben Castro, Sergio Rodriguez and Eder Vilarchao for the match as they look to pull off a major shock at the Vicente Calderon.

Recent form

Atletico Madrid: WWWWLW

Betis: LWDLLW

Possible starting lineups

Atletico Madrid: Courtois; Juanfran, Alderweireld, Godin, Filipe Luis; Koke, Mario Suarez, Gabi, Raul Garcia; Costa, Villa

Betis: Sara; Javi Chica, Paulao, Amaya, Nacho; Juanfran, Matilla, Reyes, Carlos; Sevilla; Molina

Sports Mole says: 3-0

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona44001431112
2Real Madrid4310113810
3Celta Vigo42117527
4Espanyol42115327
5Getafe42114227
6GironaGirona421156-17
7AlavesAlaves421134-17
8Athletic Bilbao31205415
9Atletico MadridAtletico412134-15
10Real Betis412113-25
11Levante41126514
12Sevilla41124404
13Real Sociedad411267-14
14Villarreal411223-14
15EibarEibar411246-24
16Huesca4112612-64
17Valencia403135-23
18Rayo Vallecano310225-33
19Real Valladolid402202-22
20Leganes401349-51

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