Betis stalks the ‘Champions’ in the Coliseum fort


Real Betis hopes to take advantage at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez (9:00 p.m.), in the last game of the thirty-fourth day of LaLiga Santander, the stumble of Atlético de Madrid to hurry up their ‘Champions’ options against a Getafe that still has to guarantee the permanence.

Still hung over from winning their third Copa del Rey, which guaranteed them their direct ticket to the Europa League, the Verdiblanco team resumed domestic competition and did so spurred on by the defeat of the Rojiblancos in San Mamés (2-0) . Right now, Manuel Pellegrini’s men (57) are four points behind Simeone’s men (61), so a win could leave them close to fourth place.

To do this, they will have to leave behind two dates without winning against Real Sociedad (0-0) and Elche (0-1), perhaps motivated by the cupbearer’s approach, and recover their goalscoring nose by clinging to their status as the third team with the best away numbers this season.

However, he will run into a ‘Geta’ that has made the Coliseum a fort in recent months. Only Villarreal, in mid-April, was able to break the Azulona streak of ten league games without losing at home, in which the Betis have not been able to win or score in their last three visits.

Now, Quique Sánchez Flores’ men need to endorse the sensations of their victory in Balaídos (0-2), with which they broke a series of two consecutive defeats, to move away from relegation, five units below their 35.

With Marc Bartra in doubt, Pellegrini will be without the suspended Paul Akouokou, who joins the injured Martín Montoya and Víctor Camarasa in the casualties. The azulones, for their part, will have to deal with the absences of Jorge Cuenca, due to the accumulation of cards, and Jaime Mata and Jonathan Silva, due to injury.


Getafe-Betis. Lamb Vega (C.Cantabro) 9:00 p.m.