Atletico de Madrid to visit a Betis in need of points

Atletico de Madrid, after receiving Real Sociedad at home in stadium Vicente Calderon, will visit stadium Ruiz de Lopera to face a Betis team that is suffering much more than expected at the start of the season. These two teams have faced each other 44 times in Sevilla in League play (three of them in Second division) with the balance in favour of the green and white team. Betis has won 22 matches and Atletico 14, with 8 matches ending in ties. In these meetings Betis has scored a total of 67 goals, while Atletico de Madrid has scored 56. The scoreboard has only remained at nil-nil three times, in the seasons 1979/80, 1990/91 and 1998/99. The first time that these two teams disputed a game in Sevilla was in 1930/31; both teams were playing in Second Division and Atletico won by a score of 2-3. A year later, again in the second category, Betis won by a convincing 5-1.