Cristiano Ronaldo will be very eager to be back on the pitch
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Date : 20.09.2017
Kick off : 21:00 PM
Wednesday, 20.09.2017, set to start at 21:00, the Real Madrid vs Real Betis dispute is going to be a highly entertaining one from the neutral fan’s perspective.
Team facts and news
- Ahead of this round, Real Madrid did not look too brilliant in the Spanish standings, with Barcelona 4 points ahead of them. After their rival’s victory last night, that has turned into 7 points and Real is sitting 5th in the table, meaning that they really need a victory here.
- In the 4 rounds disputed up to date, the team coached by Zidane won their games against Deportivo La Coruna and Real Sociedad, both being away games, but only got draws at home against Valencia and fresh-promoted Levante. In these games, Real Madrid has a goal record of 9:4.
- The home team has Benzema, Kovacic and Theo Hernandez all unavailable due to injuries, while Toni Kroos remains a game-time decision.
Probable line-up: Navas – Marcelo, Nacho, Ramos, Carvajal – Modric, Casemiro, Isco – Ronaldo, Mayoral, Bale
- Real Betis has not been brilliant during this start of the 2017/2018 Primera Division season, but they are fine for now, 5 points above the “red zone”, on the 12th position of the standings.
- In the 4 rounds played so far, Real Betis got victories against Celta Vigo and Deportivo La Coruna, both at home. They lost away against Villarreal and Barcelona, scoring 5 goals and receiving 7 in the process.
- Quique Setién, the Betis coach, will not be able to rely on Alin Tosca, but nor on Joel Campbell, who are both injured.
Probable line-up: Adan – Durmisi, Mandi, Amat, Navarro – Guardado, Garcia, Camarasa – Leiva, Sanabria, Joaquin
Main prediction : Real over 6.5 corners @ 1.55 at Ladbrokes
To be considered : Cristiano Ronaldo to score the first goal @ 3.15 at Ladbrokes
Real Madrid is undoubtedly the much stronger formation in this match-up and they are most likely going to win this game with ease, especially considering the “home” advantage. With Cristiano Ronaldo back in the squad and considering the margin of Barcelona’s victory last night, I expect Real to attack non-stop the Betis goalpost.