Real Betis are now ranked fifth after winning three straight games. Even though there is still a lot of football to be played this season, Champions League participation is currently only two points away, so they are in terrific shape.
Real Betis recently had an easy schedule, and they took advantage of it by winning their previous three matches against Almeria, Elche, and Valladolid, the teams at the bottom of the league standings. Although scoring six goals during that time period, their defense did not stand out.
Real Madrid won the Club World Cup, and they had an excellent start to the new season. In the league, they defeated Elce and Osasuna, while in the Champions League, they defeated Liverpool 5:2. However, they have subsequently drawn with Atletico Madrid in La Liga and lost to Barcelona in the first leg of the Cup semifinals.
Real Madrid will be eager to get back on track with a win, and because they presently behind Barcelona by seven points, all three points are necessary. They were fortunate to witness Barcelona lose to Almeria in the final round, keeping their prospects of winning the championship alive.
Betis vs Real Madrid pick: Both teams to score
Betis have been excellent offensively and have scored 12 goals in the last five games. But on the other hand, they allowed ten goals in those five games.
Since the winter break, Betis have played 12 matches, and in ten of those, they both scored and conceded at least one goal.
Real Madrid are the best offensive team in the league, with 47 goals scored. They seem to score more easily on the road, probably because the teams are more open to attack them. In 16 road games this season in all competitions, they failed to score in just one of them.
Given that both sides are capable of scoring against any opponent, the wisest wager for this game should be on both teams to score.
The club announced that Nabil Fekir is ruled out for the rest of the 2022/23 season due to a cruciate ligament rupture.
Sergio Canales, another key midfielder, is out due to a hamstring injury and will miss this game and the Manchester United game in the Europa League.
Their starting goalkeeper will miss the game due to a muscle injury.
Real Madrid Team News
After losing 1:0 to Barcelona in the Cup, Thibaut Courtois and Luka Modric spoke with the media. They agreed they were a better team but were unlucky and will do a much better job in the second leg.
Luka Modric will serve his one-game suspension and will miss the Betis match.
Due to a hamstring injury, David Alaba will miss his third consecutive game. In addition, Ferland Mendy is dealing with a long-term injury and is out for this game too.
On the other hand, Rodryo was back on the field for 25 mins against Barcelona and will be available for this match.