Real Betis vs Real MadridLa Liga, KO: 21:00 Aug 28, 2021, Estadio Benito Villamarin
Real Madrid play their third consecutive away fixture at the start of the Spanish La Liga season as they travel to the Estadio Benito Villamarin to face Real Betis. Real are aiming to bounce back from a draw last time out and should have the edge over Betis, who are winless this season.
Real Betis were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Cadiz in their previous La Liga fixture. They fought back from a goal down with Juanmi getting the equaliser midway through the second half and despite dominating the possession, couldn’t find the winner.
It may still be early days in the season but Real Betis have not show the level that saw them secure a sixth place finish last term. They are still seeking their first win of the campaign having also played out a 1-1 draw against Mallorca in their opening fixture.
Manuel Pellegrini’s men have made slow starts in their two matches this term, needing to come from behind both times. Forward players like Borja Iglesias and Loren Moron have also looked off colour at the start of the season.
Real Madrid are also coming off a draw as they were held 3-3 by Levante last time out in La Liga. Vinicius Junior netted a brace, including an 85th minute equaliser after Gareth Bale had opened the scoring early in the first half.
With renovations nearing completion at the Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid are beginning the season with three straight away fixtures. They are unbeaten after two matches having claimed a 4-1 victory at Alaves in their opening match.
Real Madrid have impressed going forward under Carlo Ancelotti, scoring seven times already this season with Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior all off the mark. They have however looked vulnerable at the back in the absence of Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane with four goals conceded in two matches.
How the bookies view it
Real Madrid have been installed as overwhelming favourites and are priced at 6/7 by SBK to claim the win. William Hill is offering 16/5 for an unlikely Real Betis win while a draw is set at odds of 3/1 with betway.
Real Betis are still trying to find their feet this season and are likely to struggle against Real Madrid, who are expected to claim the win.
Recent head to head
Real Madrid are unbeaten in their last four matches against Real Betis. They claimed a 3-2 victory on their last visit to the Estadio Benito Villamarin.
Players to watch
Juanmi was on target last time out and Real Betis will be keen for fellow forwards Loren Moron and Borja Iglesias to find their scoring touch. Having scored in both matches this season and with Real Madrid unable to keep a clean sheet, Betis could be backed to score at 38/100 with Vbet.
Real Madrid have already shown their attacking quality this season with Gareth Bale, Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema all among the goals. With seven goals in their opening two matches, Madrid could be tipped to score over 1.5 goals at 8/11 with bet365.
Anything else catch the eye?
There have been over 5.5 goals in both of Real Madrid’s matches this season and a repeat is priced at 10/1 with Unibet. Over 4.5 goals is valued at 9/2 with BetVictor, over 3.5 goals is set at odds of 37/20 with MansionBet while Sport Nation is offering 4/5 for over 2.5 goals.
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