Real Madrid will be looking to bounce back from their latest defeat at Real Sociedad as they face an out-of-form Real Betis side. Madrid are strong favourites for this game against a side with just three wins from their last 19 in all competitions.
Where and when: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid – 18 May, kick-off 12:00
Where you can see Real Madrid vs. Real Betis: William Hill, Eleven Sports
Last time: A late free-kick from former Betis midfielder Dani Ceballos won the game for Madrid in Seville back in January. Sergio Canales had initially cancelled out Luka Modric’s opener. Betis won 1-0 in Madrid last season.
|Over 4.5 goals||2/1||Offer|
|Real Betis double chance||23/20||Offer|
Real Madrid vs. Real Betis Predictions and Preview
Real Madrid have endured a dreadful season – they languish 18 points behind league leaders and champions Barcelona going into this final round of fixtures.
Recent league victories over Real Valladolid, Celta Vigo, Huesca, Eibar, Villarreal and Athletic Club, coupled with losses at Valencia, Rayo Vallecano and Real Sociedad, and draws at Leganes and Getafe, do not carry great significance, although the return of boss Zinedine Zidane has failed to revitalise the club or rejuvenate their confidence.
Betis have endured an underwhelming second half of the campaign, falling to 10th in the standings having been challenging for a top four spot by Christmas.
This is likely to be boss Quique Setien’s final game at the helm of Betis, with the former Las Palmas coach under increasing pressure following a sustained run of poor results.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Karim Benzema set a new club record for Madrid last month when scoring eight club goals in a row. The Frenchman will again be the main goal threat for Los Blancos in this tie.
One to watch for Real Betis: Betis captain Joaquin celebrates his 38th birthday in July but is in fine form, having net both goals in Sunday’s 2-1 win over Huesca. The veteran winger will once again be a goal threat in this clash.
Long shot: Madrid have scored just once in their last three matches while Betis have won just three of their last four clashes. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 28/1.