Betis and Atlético measure forces with the Champions League at stake. The rojiblanco team knows that winning at the Benito Villamarín would mean overtaking the Verdiblancos in the table and returning to the positions in the highest European classification, but the locals arrive euphoric after certifying their pass to the Copa del Rey final. Simeone traveled with only 16 footballers from the first team, plus the reinforcement of a Javi Serrano settled with the elders (Today the central Marco Moreno could join).
Injuries have continued to hit the rojiblanco team, which in the last week he has lost Savic, Kondogbia and beautifulin the case of Montenegrin also sanctioned. They join the casualties of Wass, Cunha and Koke. The captain has come to carry out training sessions with the group, but extreme caution is exercised on his return. Thus, Simeone will continue his last elevens that have given him such a good performance, having to make up for the casualties of Savic and Kondogbia with Felipe and De Paul.
El Cholo does not plan any more changes and will reward the good level of his deserving players, players a priori substitutes but who have left a great version against Osasuna, Manchester United and Celta. Therefore, nine of the eleven starters will repeat for the third game in a row. A starting team made up of Oblak, Vrsaljko, Giménez, Felipe, Reinildo, Lodi, Herrera, De Paul, Llorente, João Félix and Correa. The bench will notice the absences of the team in defense and in midfield, but it concentrates a lot of offensive talent. Luis Suárez, Griezmann, Lemar and Carrasco would wait, along with Javi Serrano and Lecomteas alternatives from the bench.
Betis, euphoric, but with absences
The Verdiblanco team receives Atlético after the enormous party lived last Thursday, when Borja Iglesias’ goal served as Betis’ pass to the Copa del Rey final which will play against Valencia. Pellegrini will have a fundamental loss, since Canales received a yellow card in the derby against Sevilla and is suspended. Nor can he count on Álex Moreno and Miranda on the left side and he has the absences of Héctor Bellerín, Camarasa, Martín Montoya and Rodri. The Chilean coach has to resolve the doubt in the goal, where he will apparently bet on Bravo again. He could form with Bravo, Ruibal, Bartra, Víctor Ruiz, Sabaly, Carvalho, Guido Rodríguez, Fekir, Joaquín, Guardado and Borja Iglesias.