Real Betis vs Real Madrid
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 13 January 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarin (Sevilla).
Real Madrid began the year in a dreadful fashion. They claimed only one point from two league ties with Villarreal and Real Sociedad.
Los Blancos are now as many as ten points shy of Barcelona at the top of the standings. They are even outside of top four in La Liga and they will desperately seek a victory on Sunday evening when they visit Estadio Benito Villamarin for the Real Betis tie.
Santiago Solari’s men managed to bounce back from a disappointing 0-2 defeat to Sociedad on Wednesday evening when they dispatched Leganes 3-0 in the first leg of their Copa del Rey tie.
Sergio Ramos, Lucas Vazquez and Junior Vinicius were goal-scorers in a comprehensive victory against the Legionaries. Nevertheless, they are yet to perform in La Liga.
Can the match against Los Beticos be a turning point of the season for the current Champions League holders?
Real Betis vs Real Madrid: Head-to-head
Real Madrid used to score loads in their recent visits to Benito Villamarin.
Los Blancos bagged as many as 11 goals in last two away matches against Real Betis (1-6 and 3-5).
Betis, however, came on top when teams last met at Santiago Bernabeu (0-1 in mid-September 2017).
Real Betis vs Real Madrid: Prediction
The hosts sit 6th in the league ladder and are just four points short of Real Madrid in 5th. Nevertheless, they won’t head into the match in the highest of spirits after a disappointing 2-1 defeat to rock-bottomed Huesca last Saturday.
Quique Setien’s men even grabbed the lead at Alcoraz through Antonio Sanabria ten minutes after the break, but they allowed the weakest team in the league to perform a late comeback via two goals within six minutes.
However, Betis only lost 2 of 9 home outings in the league so far in the season and they could be a tough nut to crack for the out-of-form Real side. We will still go for the value and back Real Madrid to win at sky-high 2.10 odds, especially after Los Blancos bagged three goals past Leganes in mid-week.
Real Betis vs Real Madrid: Bet Tips
Real Madrid to win @ 2.10 (11/10)
Real Madrid Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.83 (5/6).