Betis vs Real Madrid Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Betis vs Real Madrid in La Liga.
Betis vs Real Madrid Match Preview
Betis will hope to cut the gap to the top-six in their race to European qualification, but will have an uphill task as they face a resurgent Real Madrid side. This Real Betis vs Real Madrid La Liga fixture will be played at the Estadio Benito Villamarin in Seville on Sunday, February 18, so check out our Betis vs Real Madrid prediction and betting tips.
Betis are in decent form in La Liga as they remain in contention for European football next term. Ahead of this Real Betis vs Real Madrid game, Betis are ninth in the table having played 23 games (33 pts, W10, D3, L10) which is only three points behind sixth-placed Sevilla. An unlikely European place beckons Betis who are on a two-match winning streak coming into this match. The hosts have won four of their last six league games, losing the other two, which gives them confidence that they can make a dash to top-six. Their home form, though, isn’t one that exudes confidence as Betis have lost three of their last five home league matches (W2, L3). Will they overturn that in this crucial fixture?
For defending champions Madrid, it has been a surprisingly subdued season. However, there are signs that their season is about to improve, after they saved their season with a 3-1 win over Paris Saint Germain in the first leg of their Champions League knockout fixture. However, ahead of this Real Betis vs Real Madrid encounter, the focus of the visitors is on improving their league fortunes. They remain 17 points behind leaders Barcelona, having played a game lesser. As things stand, Madrid are fourth in the table (42 pts, W12, D6, L4) and remain five points ahead of fifth-placed Villarreal. What should spur them on is the fact that they are just one point behind third-placed Valencia and with a game in hand, it could play to Madrid’s advantage provided they keep picking up wins – they have three in their last four league games with the other being a draw.
Betis vs Real Madrid H2H
Betis shocked Madrid 1-0 when the two sides met at the Bernabeu earlier this season. However, they have lost four of their last six home games against Madrid, including a 6-1 result last season.
Betis vs Real Madrid Team News
Real Betis will miss the services of Joel Campbell, Antonio Sanabria, and Zouhair Feddal while the availability of Francis is a doubt.
Real Madrid will miss Toni Kroos after injuring his knee ligaments.
Betis vs Real Madrid Probable Line-ups
Betis: Adan (GK), Mandi, Bartra, Amat, Barragan, Joaquin, Guardado, Ruiz, Firpo, Castro, Moron.
Real Madrid: Navas (GK), Carvajal, Ramos, Nacho, Hernandez, Vazquez, Modric, Casemiro, Asension, Ronaldo, Bale.
Real Betis vs Real Madrid Prediction
Madrid have improved their form and although they are no where near their best form, it would not be as easy for Betis as in the reverse fixture. We are expecting goals in this fixture from the visitors, although Zinedine Zidane will juggle his side a little. We are backing over 3.5 goals in the match and expecting a win for Madrid.