The Saturday evening action in La Liga sees title contenders Real Madrid play host to a struggling Real Betis, who rose out of the relegation zone following a midweek win over Celta Vigo. Madrid are favourites to win but this could prove a testing clash despite league positions.
Where and when: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid – 2 November, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Real Madrid vs. Real Betis: William Hill, Premier Sports
Last time: Real Betis ran out two-goal victors at Madrid back in May thanks to goals from Loren Moron and Jese Rodriguez – who has subsequently left Los Verdiblancos. Betis have won in each of the last two seasons at Madrid.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Real Betis double chance||13/5||Offer|
|Over 4.5 goals||85/40||Offer|
|Loren Moron anytime scorer||5/2||Offer|
Real Madrid vs. Real Betis Predictions and Preview
Real Madrid have undergone a turbulent campaign so far and suffered a disappointing 1-0 loss at Real Mallorca a fortnight ago.
That was their first domestic defeat of the campaign but they have once again underwhelmed with their performances this season and constantly look like they may drop yet more points, although did beat basement side Leganes in midweek.
Real Betis secured a vital midweek win over Celta Vigo to climb out of the relegation zone and up to 15th in the standings, meaning that boss Rubi will remain in the dugout for another handful of games at least.
The hosts are unsurprisingly favourites for this encounter at odds of 3/10 with a Betis victory priced at 17/2 and the draw available at 24/5.
These games tend to produce plenty of goals with 36 going in across the past nine meetings so over 4.5 goals at 85/40 appears to be a solid bet with over 3.5 at 19/20.
A ‘double chance’ on Betis to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 13/5 while a Madrid win/draw outcome is at 1/25.
If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 4/5.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Karim Benzema netted a highly credible 30 goals last campaign for Madrid and already has seven from nine in the league this time out. Is priced at 4/6 to find the net in this game.
One to watch for Real Betis: Loren Moron scored here last season and already has a notable seven La Liga goals to his name this time. Is at a tempting 5/2 to continue that form here.
Long shot: Madrid have kept four La Liga clean sheets in their last six, while Betis have conceded just once in three of their past four matches. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 25/1.