In the third round of the Spanish example , Betis takes on one of the grandees of European football, Real Madrid . The meeting will take place at 23:00 Moscow time at the home stadium of the Sevillians Benito Villamarin.
Betis are considered the middle peasants of the top Spanish division, but finished the last championship in 6th place, which allowed them to get into the group stage of the Europa League. Moreover, according to the statistics, in the current calendar year, Betis suffered the least defeat among the teams of the top five leagues in Europe. It should be assumed that 6th place is not the ultimate dream for the Andalusians.
The team started the new championship with two draws with the same score 1: 1. Betis played their first match away against Mallorca, the second at home with Cadiz. In both meetings, the Sevillians had to recoup during the match, so the team’s character is all right. The task for head coach Manuel Pellegrini in the third round is not an easy one – how to prevent Real Madrid forwards, who will probably be motivated after losing points in the last round, to distinguish themselves.
Having started the championship with a confident away victory over Alaves with a score of 4: 1, in the second round the “creamy” could not beat Levante away. The match took place in a bitter struggle and ended with a score of 3: 3, and during the match the capital team had to recoup. All this reminded the situation of last year, when at some stages of the tournament the team was in a fever – the bright victories of Real Madrid alternated with nondescript matches.
Madrid coach Carlo Anceloti will have to deal with these nondescript matches. So far, only the attack pleases, the excellent play of Vinicius Junior, in particular. On the defensive after the departure of Sergio Ramos and Rafael Varan, there is still no order. Inattentive actions at set points, high pressure, which leads to free zones, so opponents score goals against Real Madrid.
In recent days, information has appeared about the substantive interest of Madrid in Kilian Mbappa. Real Madrid offered PSG 160 million euros for the transfer. In turn, the Parisians hope to help out 200 million euros. Mbappe will be a clear reinforcement for the team, but a deal is far away, but for now, all attention is paid to the match with Betis.
Betis vs Real Madrid prediction
The opponents played 133 matches in the framework of Examples and the Spanish Cup. Real Madrid have more than a twofold advantage in victories – 74 against 31 for Betis. The peaceful outcome of meetings between these teams was recorded 28 times. Attention is drawn to the statistics of recent matches, it is in favor of the hosts, so the upcoming game will show whether the capital club has become a convenient rival for the Andalusians.
19.05.2019, “Real Madrid” – “Betis” – 0: 2;
November 2, 2019, Real Madrid – Betis – 0: 0;
08.03.2020, Betis – Real Madrid – 2: 1;
26.09.2020, Betis – Real Madrid – 2: 3;
24.04.2021, “Real Madrid” – “Betis” – 0: 0.
The favorite of this match is obvious to the bookmakers – Real Madrid. Odds for the victory of guests from 1.87 (1xbet.ng app download), for the victory of Betis from 4.40. The possibility of a draw is also small, odds from 1.87 (1xbet). It is difficult to disagree with such a forecast and it is difficult to believe in the second consecutive misfire of “Real” at the start. The guests will not see an easy victory, but they will take away three points from Seville.