One of the mythical phrases of Luis Aragones It makes all the sense in the world for the match they will play this Sunday (4.15pm) Atlético de Madrid and Betis in the Metropolitan. Because Hortaleza’s is a mattress legend, but the other team in which he left his mark as a footballer was the Verdiblanco. Because on the stage of the game a statue has been dedicated to him by the Atlético fans since Friday. And because if those of Simeone need to win again, those of Pellegrini they want to keep repeating the verb after three consecutive wins.
(+) The data of Atlético de Madrid – Betis
Madrid add three games without knowing victory. They haven’t done it since the break, which didn’t sit well with them. Defeat against Liverpool (2-3) and draws against Real Sociedad and Levante (2-2). Six goals in favor and seven against that lead Atlético to wake up on Sunday five points from the top of the table. That is to say, with little margin of error so as not to be somewhat off the hook when the first third of the championship is going to be fulfilled.
Llorente, Lemar and Kondogbia are still low for Simeone, which could introduce some changes in the equipment, such as the inputs of Savic or De Paul. After betting on the trident Griezmann-Joao-Suárez In the last two appointments, the coach can repeat with the above, although he can also reinforce the center of the field so that one of the attackers can rest and give the team more balance.
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Balance is the word that the Cholo since the start of the season and, so far, has not found it. Atlético takes more danger in attack, but behind it suffers with each rival’s stake. And that can happen by adjusting the medium, where everything is cooked.
In front will be a Betis that arrives thrown to the Metropolitan. With two points more than the colchoneros (and one more game), the Andalusians add three consecutive wins in LaLiga, which has led them to settle in the noble zone.
Pellegrini will not be able to count on Bellerín, who stayed in Seville with stomach problems, and although an intense week awaits him with the European duel against Bayer Leverkusen and the Seville derby, he does not contemplate thinking about anything other than the Metropolitan’s duel. Yes, the Chilean could introduce some change in the eleven, something that is usually usual in his case, such as Miranda by Alex Moreno, in addition to the obligatory presence of Montoya and the doubt in attack between Willian José or Borja Iglesias, which adds four goals in the same games.
With a Metropolitan ‘fly’ with the referees to the Ciutat de Valencia, which can touch the full (we will see the response of the subscribers between the bridge and the rain) and that will have Luis Aragonés watching everything for the first time, Atlético must endorse the mythical phrase of the Wise Man. They already know: Win, win, win and win again.