Real Betis hosts Real Madrid at the Estadio Benito Villamarin in a fixture from the third round of La Liga. Stay with us and our football betting tips online for this fixture in Sevilla – the capital of Andalucia. It’s going to be one of the best games for the weekend in Spain.
Real Betis kicked off their La Liga season with two draws in the first two matches. Manuel Pellegrini’s team shared the points with Mallorca and Cadiz in the first two rounds. Both games ended with 1-1 draws which leaves Betis at 10th place in the current standings. That’s not really terrible, but at the same time Betis could really use a win right now.
Juanmi scored for Real Betis against Cadiz, but this goal wasn’t enough to take the three points at the Benito Villamarin. The manager Manuel Pellegrini left Joaquin on the bench and used him in the second half while Aitor Ruibal, William Carvalho, Tello and Loren Moron also tried to help while coming off the bench. The Andalusians made some good combinations in front of Cadiz’ goal, but at the end they didn’t find a way to score a second one.
Once again Nabil Fekir was one of Betis’ best players on the pitch. The French playmaker was the creative force of his team, but his efforts only led to a draw against Cadiz. Clearly Fekir is a player Real Madrid’s manager Carlo Ancelotti should pay a special attention to. It’d be very important to limit his creativity when these two teams face each other. A World Cup winner with France, Fekir is someone who can decide the game on his own.
Borja Iglesias should lead the attack for Real Betis against Real Madrid on Saturday. Borja is still looking for his first goal for the 2021/22 season after scoring 11 times in the previous one. If Manuel Pellegrini decides to use his line-up from the previous game then players like Juanmi, Fekir and Rodri should help him in attack. On the bench Pellegrini has some other options such as Loren Moron, Cristian Tello and Aitor Ruibal.
Alex Moreno, Marc Bartra, Diego Lainez and Youssouf Sabaly remain injured for Real Betis. Most likely these three players won’t be available for selection by the manager on Saturday. Manuel Pellegrini must find the best formula against Madrid without their services.
Just a few days ago Real Madrid lost points for a first time this season. Los Blancos faced Levante away from home. The two teams created a real spectacle at the Estadio Ciudad de Valencia as the game ended with a 3-3 draw. Vinicius Jr. came off the bench and scored twice for Real Madrid while Gareth Bale scored an opener after just five minutes of playing. Somehow these three goals were not enough to claim the win, though.
Most likely Carlo Ancelotti will make some changes in the line-up against Real Betis. Vinicius Jr. should start after his brace against Levante. Most likely Eden Hazard will sit on the bench after being far from impressive in the last game. Meanwhile Luka Modric is ready to return on the pitch after missing the trip to Valencia. This means that Fede Valverde or Isco should return on the bench to make place for the Croatian midfield maestro. The bad news for Ancelotti is that Toni Kroos remains sidelined with his latest injury. The German star is very important for Real Madrid’s midfield dynamic, but right now he can’t help the team.
Isco is one of the players who impressed against Levante. He was replaced by Marco Asensio after just 59 minutes of playing, but he made a solid game against Levante. Before Ancelotti’s arrival everyone expected Isco to leave, but it seems now the stiuation changed for him. Isco is clearly a player who’s liked by the manager and he could be important for the team. Nobody ever argued about Isco’s qualities as a player, but he clearly didn’t have the trust of the former head coach Zinedine Zidane. Now it’s a different kind of situation for him.
Another change Ancelotti could do in his line-up is the return of Dani Carvajal in the starting eleven. The experienced right-back started from the bench in the first two games as Ancelotti picked Lucas Vasquez for the position. He used Carvajal from the bench against Levante, so it’s not impossible to see the 29-years old returning in the line-up. Carvajal remains a very influential player in Real Madrid’s squad and his experience will be very important. And let’s not forget that Lucas Vasquez is not even a natural defender.
The big question for Carlo Ancelotti is this – what to do with Eden Hazard? He used the Belgian winger in both games so far, but Hazard is clearly not even close to the levels he showed in the English Premier League. The former Chelsea star started in the two games against Deportivo Alaves and Levante, but he got replaced in both of them. The competition in Madrid is impressive, so don’t be surprised to see the Belgian sitting on the bench in the next game. As we said, Vinicus Jr. is already touching the starting spot, especially after his brace against Levante. His compatriot Rodrygo is another player who aims to win a place in the team.
That’s the football betting tips online for the La Liga clash between Real Betis and Real Madrid at the Estadio Benito Villamarin. Both teams are unbeaten since the beginning of the season, but Betis are still looking for their first win, too. At the same time Real Madrid conceded three goals in their last game and this is not speaking well for their defense. Obviously this is something the head coach Carlo Ancelotti must work on. The departure of players like Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane is something Real Madrid must deal with. So far they are not doing their best in this regard. The arrival of David Alaba is helping Madrid’s case, but they still have some work to do.