To say there is a crisis at the Santiago Bernabeu is a bit of an understatement. Their home loss last week to Sociedad was not only their 6th of the season however it now leaves them 10-points adrift of title rivals Barcelona. Betis will be no pushover, in fact a win for the Andalusian side will see them move to within a point of Real. Form Labs bring you their betting preview and tips for the game and while you are here check out our selection of enhanced odds and accumulators for all of Europe’s top leagues.
Betis In Good Shape
Having made great progress to get up to sixth before the winter break, Real Betis will be bitterly disappointed to have lost at Huesca on their return, but nevertheless they remain in sixth.
Now back on home soil, where they’ve lost just twice in their last 15 (W8-D5-L2), and hosting a vulnerable Real Madrid side, we’re expecting a much-improved showing.
Madrid had to come back early from their break to catch up on games following their venture at the Club Wold Cup, and they’ve not picked up with a 2-2 draw at Villarreal and a 2-0 home defeat to Real Sociedad.
Madrid In Crisis
Gone are the days where Madrid used to turn up and blow sides away, even netting at least five goals in three of their last four visits to the Benito Villamarin Stadium.
There is no Cristiano Ronaldo to rely on and Santiago Solari now has a host of injuries to his current superstars with Thibaut Courtois, Toni Kroos, Marco Asensio and Gareth Bale are all sidelined for the trip.
Los Blancos have won just five of their last 13 in the league, with each of those against sides 12th or below, and on the road, they’re a miserly W3-D2-L4 this term.
Their only clean sheet in this time was at bottom-club Huesca, as they’ve yielded an average of two goals per game, and Real Betis certainly have the players harm the visitors.
Betis v Real Madrid Betting Tips
Quique Setien’s men have proven they can mix it with the best this term. They’ve gone W2-D1-L1 against the sides above them so far, including a 4-3 victory at the Camp Nou and a success hosting derby rivals Sevilla, while a 1-0 at Atletico is nothing to be ashamed of.
After a slow start, they’ve netted 16 goals in their last eight in the league and we’re willing to take a chance on them at the prices.
Against this vulnerable Madrid defence, we’re also keen on Giovani Lo Celso in the goalscorers market.
Having taken time to settle following a loan move from PSG, the Argentine is proving quite the find and is their leading goalscorer this term.
He now has six in his last 10 across all competitions and is certainly worth a punt at the prices.
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