Real Madrid vs Real Betis Predictions and Betting Tips
The Los Blancos look to make it back-to-back wins as they take on Real Betis at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano this Saturday. Read on for our expert tips and predictions.
Both sides played out a five-goal thriller in the reverse match back in September with Real Madrid winning 3-2. However, with two wins in the last four, Betis would certainly feel they have been managing quite well against the defending champions. How will this game pan out?
Betis looking to dent Real’s title hopes
Real Betis have won two of the last four league games against the Los Blancos and as such, they would be fairly confident that they can nick a point or more this weekend. Pellegrini’s troops have lost sight of the top four. They’re also miles ahead of the Europa League challengers. As such, this is more of a bragging rights game as Betis would be hell-bent on bettering their record against their opponents.
Real Madrid, on the other hand, heads into this game still in search of consecutive league titles. They’re currently level on points with local rivals Atletico Madrid who have a game to play. Barcelona is also lurking in the shadows as well with a couple of games still left to play. All in all, the games from this point forward in the title race are pivotal and dropped points could prove to be catastrophic.
Real Betis vs Real Madrid Team News
Ramos, Vazquez, Mendy, and Valverde are all unavailable for the visitors. With regards to the hosts, Camarasa and Martin are both injured and would miss this game. Fekir, however, is suspended for this tie after picking up a red card in their most recent game against Bilbao.
Betis possible starting XI:
Bravo; Miranda, Bartra, Mandi, Emerson; Carvalho, Canales; Lainez, Moron, Tello; Iglesias
Real Madrid possible starting XI:
Courtois; Varane, Militao, Nacho; Marcelo, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Odriozola; Benzema, Vinicius
Real Betis vs Real Madrid Prediction: 1-2
Betis are usually very tough to beat, losing just one of their last 10 LaLiga games. What’s more, they would be without Fekir who is serving his time on the sidelines following his red card. However, Real Madrid also has a couple of major absentees but seem to be doing just fine without them. As such, we would give the tie to the visitors in what is expected to be a closely contested encounter.