class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Manuel Pellegrini's side have been in strong form since the turn of the year and Goal expects them to score on their visit to the Spanish capital
Real Madrid welcome Real Betis to the Estadio Alfredo di Stefano on Saturday evening in La Liga with Zinedine Zidane’s side aiming to extend their 16-match unbeaten run.
Los Blancos enjoyed a 3-0 win over Cadiz in midweek and face a Betis team who have drawn each of their last four games in the Spanish top-flight.
Real Madrid vs Real Betis Latest Odds
Madrid recorded a 3-2 victory when these two sides last met back in September, a result which ended a three-match winless streak against Los Verdiblancos.
The hosts on Saturday can be backed at 4/9 (1.44) with bet365, while Manuel Pellegrini’s men are offered at 5/1 (6.00) and the draw at 15/4 (4.75).
Real Madrid vs Real Betis Team News
Sergio Ramos and Eden Hazard remain sidelined for Los Blancos and it remains to be seen if Ferland Mendy, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos recover in time after they all missed the midweek trip to Cadiz. Fede Valverde is out with coronavirus.
Betis have no major injury concerns with long-term absentees Victor Camarasa and Dani Martin the only players missing, although Nabil Fekir is unavailable through suspension after his early red card against Athletic Club.
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Real Madrid vs Real Betis Preview
Betis have been one of the division’s most in form teams in 2021, losing just two of their 16 league clashes this year, which both came by the narrowest of margins – a 3-2 loss against Barcelona and a 1-0 reverse against Sevilla.
Pellegrini’s team also held La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid to a 1-1 draw just two weeks ago and the Andalusians certainly have more than enough quality to compete with La Liga’s biggest sides.
Whilst Madrid have kept three consecutive clean sheets in all competitions, the two most recent of those came against Getafe and Cadiz who are two of La Liga’s lowest-scoring teams this season.
The visitors should be able to contribute to an open game on Saturday night and this fixture is often highly entertaining, with the last six renewals featuring 21 goals.
Real Madrid vs Real Betis Tips and Predictions
Both teams to score has paid out in seven of the last 10 meetings between these sides and backing a repeat at 4/5 (1.80) appeals.
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