Cholo Simeone has only lost once against Betis

Atlético will face Betis tomorrow at 9:00 p.m. at the Wanda Metropolitano in the seventh day of LaLiga and is a propitious rival for the rojiblancos to remove the bad taste from their mouths defeat in the Champions League last Wednesday against Bayern Munich (4-0). And it is that the balance against those of Pellegrini is very favorable since the arrival of Cholo to the mattress bench. Specific, They have seen each other 17 times since Simeone led his first game at Atlético (on January 7, 2012 against Málaga) and the balance is 12 wins, four draws and a single defeat.

Also, a curious fact is that It was precisely a game against Betis (a 0-2 win at Vicente Calderón on December 18, 2011) that caused the departure of the then Atlético coach, Gregorio Manzano, and the subsequent arrival of Cholo. The first game against Betis took place on matchday 36 of the 2011-12 season and ended with a draw (2-2). On the other hand, between those Atlético-Betis clashes There is a Copa del Rey quarter-final tie in the 2012-13 academic year that was resolved in favor of the rojiblancos by winning 2-0 in the first leg at the Vicente Calderón and drawing (1-1) in the second leg at the Benito Villamarin.

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After that crossing in the k.o. competition, Atlético managed to link its best run of results against the Verdiblancos, by achieving six consecutive victories, including a 5-0 in the second game of the 2012-13 season and 5-1, also in the second leg of the 2015-16 season. In addition, they were followed by another four games in a row without falling to the Sevillians, leading to a series of ten duels without losing to this rival. That good path was cut on day 22 of the 2018-19 academic year, when they met at Benito Villamarín and the locals, with a penalty goal from Canales, beat those from Simeone. That defeat also meant the impossibility of surpassing the record of unbeaten consecutive games in the same season that the colchoneros were chasing, which was at 18 and they had managed to match.

Last season, Atlético won both league games against Betis, winning 1-2 on matchday 18 and 1-0 on matchday 36. Therefore, tomorrow the rojiblancos will pursue their third consecutive victory against Pellegrini's. To achieve it, although it would also serve them to tie, would achieve the record for consecutive games without losing in the domestic competition in the club's history, which is currently 20, figure they reached with victory against Celta (0-2) the previous day.