He Atlético de Madrid He wants to secure the Champions as soon as possible. This Saturday you have the opportunity to do so. The victory against Betis would mathematically confirm his presence in the next edition of the Champions League, since at least they would maintain the advantage of six points with Villarreal in the absence of two days and would have won the goal average. In front they will have a Betis that arrives with the permanence already certified and with nothing at stake but to close the era of Alexis Trujillo with a good foot after achieving the objective.
The numbers are favorable to the mattress set. Since Simeone is on the bench, Betis have not managed to beat Atleti once in their stadium, either in the Vicente Calderón or in the Wanda Metropolitano. The balance is six wins and a draw for the mattress box. In addition, it should be noted that Atlético has not yet known defeat since the competition resumed after the break.
After the draw against Celta they left the Champions League ready, and now they want to finish the job at home against an opponent who are quite good at home. Cholo will hardly rotate with respect to the last game. The intention of the Argentine coach is to maintain the block of the previous matches and that he has been giving so much success since the competition returned.
In Balaídos he could not count on important pieces such as Diego Costa, Carrasco, Joao Félix or Mario Hermoso. For this match he recovers the Spanish-Brazilian striker, while the Belgian and the Portuguese are not yet available. Despite the absences, the Argentine coach prepares a very competitive eleven to be able to add the three points in his fief where only Barcelona has been able to win this season.
For his part, Betis coach Alexis Trujillo has acknowledged that he will make rotations to bring some freshness to the team. The coach recovers Sergio Canales who missed the duel against Osasuna when completing the cycle due to the accumulation of yellow cards.