08 March 2020 live
Real Betis vs Real Madrid
This Sunday, Real Betis will welcome Real Madrid for their 27th league appearance of the season. The home team heads into this game having failed to have registered a win in their last six league matches; LDLDDL. Their last La Liga match was a 2-1 defeat to Valencia. Real Betis coach, Rubi knows fully well that a win against Real Madrid might be unlikely considering his side’s form. They currently sit 14th on the La Liga table after 7W, 9D and 10L in 26 league appearances. The home team has hit the back of the net 36 times and conceded 42 times this season, that leaves them with a GD of -6. Rubi will likely play a 4-2-3-1 formation with Loren Morón leading the attack for the home side. Morón has scored 9 La Liga goals for Betis and will be looking to take his goal tally to 10 when he faces Los Bloncos.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid return after an impressive 2-0 win over arch rivals, Barcelona in last weekend’s El Clasico match. Madrid has only one defeat in their last six La Liga matches; WWWDLW. That was two weeks ago against Levante. Madrid now has 16W, 8D and 2L. Now Zidane will look to get two back to back wins since the last time he played against Osasuna and defeated them 4-1. Madrid star, Karim Benzema has failed to score in 6 consecutive games but will lead the attack alongside Vinicius Junior in Zidane’s 4-4-2 formation. The 19 year old has only 2 goals for Madrid this season despite playing 811 minutes. Meanwhile, Karim Benzema who has 13 goals for Los Bloncos has come under heavy criticism in recent weeks for failing to find his feet in front of goal.
The last time both teams met it ended 0-0. Madrid had 22 shots at goal with 7 on target while Real Betis had 13 shots at goal but registered only 3 on target. Madrid had 63% ball possession and completed 589 passes while Real Betis had 37% of the ball and completed 356 successful passes.
Real Betis’ Marc Bartra will be available once more after serving a ban and should replace Sidnei at centre-back. Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard will be sidelined until May after undergoing a successful surgery this week on his ankle. Real Madrid remains undefeated in 16 of their last 17 matches (LaLiga) and have won their last 3 away matches against Real Betis in all competitions.
A 1-1 draw is predicted at the end of this fixture.
Date: 8th March, 2020.
Time: 8:30 CET.
Venue: Benito Villamarín Stadium
Competition: La Liga.
Match Day: 27.
Referee: Jose Luis Gonzalez Gonzalez (Spain)
What time is kick off?
The match begins at 21:00.
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